But first I want to tell you that we are buried with snow. It has been snowing all night again and it is still coming down. According to the weather service totals for WNY, we have won the lottery for the highest snow total as of 8:30AM which is 23.4 inches and it is still like a blizzard outside. It's hard to believe that Spring starts soon. Hubby is going to have his work cut out for him snow blowing when and if it finally stops. What makes it worse is that it is windy and brutally cold here.
Vegetables seems to be a big topic sent to my e-mail. People seem to be worried that we don't eat enough fresh veggies. First of all I buy fresh veggies in season that we eat. Hubby does not like most winter vegetables. Hence we eat a lot of salads in the winter even though the cost is high. I buy romaine or iceberg lettuce, carrots, onions, celery, cucumbers and radishes. Sometimes I will spring for a tomato even though they taste like cardboard.
I ran out of fresh celery when I made the soup this week so that will be on my list the next time I shop. However, until I do, we have dehydrated celery and frozen celery which I can use in casseroles and soups. Yes, I cut up and freeze celery when the price is really low during the year so that I always have some on hand. I can get carrots relatively cheaply all year long so I no longer freeze them. Plus I buy large packages of them and they last a long time in the refrigerator. So do radishes. The dehyrated celery was just opened a couple of weeks ago so is still good. It keeps unopened almost forever in these vacuum sealed cans. And it will keep 6 months to a year unopened.
We always have canned vegetables on the shelf in the winter. Here is a small sampling from my upstairs pantries.
And here is my stockpile of canned veggies in the basement.
Then of course, we always have a stockpile of frozen veggies. My latest inventory shows that I have 41 frozen packages of broccoli, corn, cauliflower, green beans, peas, peppers and onions, stir fry veggies, green peppers frozen last summer in strips, okra, carrots, etc.
So you don't have to worry about us. This is what is left after a long winter and it will hold us well into the fresh veggie season. Also asparagus are plentiful now and we had some a week or so ago. And we will be having cabbage this weekend.
So thank you to those people who worry about us. I really appreciate it. I hope this answers your questions.
However the trolls who annoy me with comments every day on the blog can just ride into the sunset because I won't give you a breath of my time. Life is too short! This blog takes many hours a day to keep up. I get nothing from it nor do I monetize it. I do it because I enjoy it and perhaps others can learn from my experiences. So if you don't want to learn don't waste your time and go somewhere else. This is the last word that I have to say to these people who just want to be darn nasty. You should learn by now that I won't publish your comments since I won't give you the time of day. The delete button is so very easy!