Since I had five types of soup to make, I borrowed a pot from my neighbor (thanks, Jen!) in addition to my dutch oven and stockpot so that I could keep the process going. I was able to chop vegetables, clean up, or package a cooled batch while the current pot was simmering. Of course, the kitchen didn't always look so organized...
|It must have smelled pretty good wafting out into the backyard. Look who showed up!|
Here is what my soup looked like as it finished freezing solid. The goal is to have nice, firm rectangles that can stand up on their own in the freezer. I debated on what might be the most eco-friendly storage solution and determined that reusable containers are great, but also take up more space in the freezer. And of course, I can't afford to buy all glass containers. So, I feel pretty justified in using less freezer capacity/energy even though the bags will only be reused once or twice at best.
I guess you can imagine one of my next projects is organizing the freezers to make room for applesauce!
Here's what I made:
- Minestrone Soup
- Chicken Wild Rice Soup
- Pasta Fagioli (I'll have to reprint the recipe sometime)
- Tortilla Soup (double batch), similar to this one
- Amish Chicken Corn Soup
A very special thanks to Nana for watching my boy while I worked. :)