Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Too much at once!

This morning I figured that since I have about two thousand butternut squashes, I'd better make squash soup again. Cliff and I both enjoyed it, so why not?

I went to the freezer to get some of my home-made chicken broth to use in the soup, and realized I was down to my last quart.

No problem; I had a ten-pound bag of chicken leg quarters. I'll boil those, skin them, and chop and save the meat in two- and four-cup amounts in freezer bags for use in chicken jambalaya and chicken gumbo... and countless other healthy dishes. I'll save the broth and freeze it in quart bags.

So I got out that bag of frozen chicken and put it in the sink to thaw.

Sometime today I realized that I still have chips, but no Russian eggplant caviar in which to dip them. After Cliff went to work, I put two eggplants and a couple of peppers in the oven to roast so I could use my chips.

Then I remembered I was making squash soup... and that I had taken ten pounds of chicken out of the freezer that I was supposed to cook.

Too many things at once!

I checked the bag of chicken and found it still half frozen, so I took it out to the garage refrigerator.

I did get the squash soup made, and sent a serving of it to my sister-in-law when she got home from work.

I did get the eggplant caviar done, and dipped some chips in it for my supper.

Whew. I'm glad that's all done. I'll tend to the chicken tomorrow. I'm thinking that since my garden is giving me bunches of okra, we might soon be having some chicken gumbo very soon.


Rachel said...

We're in!

Wait, that wasn't an invitation? My bad.

Lori said...

Have you ever had squash pie? We make it from butternut squash. They are SO good!

Donna said...

Yes, Lori, and we love it. Cliff says it's better than pumpkin pie.

m.v. said...

I feel like I got you hooked on the eggplant caviar. I made some last week,only half made it to the fridge and the other half was gone next day.I am the only one eating it :-)

Donna said...

Yep, M.V. You got me (and Cliff) hooked. It's all your fault.

When will you be opening a restaurant featuring Russian food?

m.v. said...

when I get fired from my real job :-)

Muhd Imran said...

Self-sufficient living in the farm. Truly awesome.

madcobug said...

Sounds lie som good eatin for a couple of days.I have never eaten either one of those. Helen

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Isn't it grand that you have so many choices! It's wonderful to be enjoying your garden...from the internet. It is a feast for sure!