I mentioned during my whiney post yesterday that I had onions to process. On Sunday, my brother showed up with a huge bag of onions- probably about 25 lbs of them! I was busy trying to get lunch on the table so I'm a little fuzzy about how he came about having them- but they are late season onions from Texas. Evidently they were the ones left in the field that were about to be plowed under and someone gleaned them (his inlaws who had been visiting????) Anyway, we divided up all these huge onions. Many were already starting to go bad so we knew they wouldn't last. But they are big, beautiful things:
Mom has been freezing onions for years so I use her method- nothing fancy here. I'm not sure it is the 'right' way to do it but it definitely works.
Chop the onions into the size you would normally use for cooking- I use a medium dice for most things.
These work really well for things you will be cooking. They tend to get soft when they thaw so they're not really good to use 'fresh'. But, this is a great way to preserve onions that aren't storing well. We've had some really wet years recently where the onions started to spoil quickly. This way, we have onions through the winter.
So, I've now got probably 7 lbs of onions in the freezer- for nothing!! Woot! I like that!!
I'm not sure how much the weather will cooperate with my grand plans for this weekend. We had storms last night and this morning and then it seemed to rain all day. We ended up with 1.7 inches of rain so I'm not sure any gardening will get done unless the sun comes out tomorrow and dries things out.
I am planning to do some more work on the coop tomorrow. V is getting really stressed about his manuscript. He is past his deadline for having it submitted and he's still working on it. So, I really can't expect much from him this weekend. The children, however, are a different matter......
Thanks to all of you for all your support. Sometimes, I just need to whine to people who will understand (many of my co-workers and friends don't!!)
Oh, and to top it all off... The roof of the house is leaking! What a great week it's been!