I am finding it hard to rethink my life now that summer is coming to an end. Our trips to Birch Haven Resort are over except for one trip in early October to close down our camper. Bernie goes up this weekend and I will stay home. I plan to use up the rest of our canning jars for roma tomatoes. We have such an abundance this year. Once I am done, the rest will go to the food shelf. I still have chard to freeze. We don’t have to do anything with the squash. They continue to ripen after we pull them. We will cut one open now and then to check them out. When they are ready, I’ll cook some up, mash them, and put the pulp in plastic bags that I can flatten and stack in the freezer. We love heating them up and eating them like mashed potatoes.
We have plenty of potatoes this year, too, both russets and reds. I cooked some up as wedges in the oven last night. A friend of mine puts together and sells little seasoning packets one of which is for oven roasted potatoes. Yummy. I need some good potatoe recipes.
We missed the strawberry and the peach harvest this year. I haven’t found a source for apples so far. I like putting up a few frozen pies to pull out in the winter for potlucks.
Bernie and I are off this morning to park cars for a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Little Falls, Minnesota. It is chilly out. It will feel strange to be working in the cold air.