They’re wild and ripening!
Black raspberry bushes behind our garage.
We’re thinking ice cream and jelly, nothing to beat fresh made ice cream with raspberries mixed in. I have to pick them daily because the chickens have found the stash and are eating what they can reach. We’ve picked about a gallon so far and should get at least that many more from this small patch.
First pickings cleaned and ready for the freezer.
There’s three clumps of wild raspberries behind our garage. They’ll be gone before we know it.
There’s an old freezer filled with scrap metal sitting in the middle of the clumps. Next year I hope the freezer and old metal will be gone and the bushes spread with more delicious fruit.
When I clean them, I drain all of the water off and spread them out on a cookie sheet. Once they’re frozen I put all of them in large Ziploc freezer bags. They stay loose and I can take out a cup or whatever my recipe needs and reseal the rest. The bags don’t take up a lot of freezer space. In the winter if I want to make jam it’s very convenient to take out just what’s needed. We like to put them on a bowl of ice cream and it only takes a couple of minutes to thaw them just for the ice cream. How about a fruit cobbler hot out of the oven in the wintertime!
Macaroni & Cheese
As promised quite some time ago, here’s a few of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes! They’re not any particular order and I’m pretty sure if you click on the recipe card it will enlarge for you. Here we go:
Hubby’s favorite fruit salad
No dinner is complete without the main dish of turkey or ham and of course, my homemade bread. Recipes for that and more to follow in a later post.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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Tagged beans, broccoli, fruit, macaroni, Thanksgiving dinner
I just want to wish everyone a very blessed Thanksgiving! My home computer is still down and the reason I haven’t posted or responded to your posts. Hopefully back up soon and playing catch up!!
I am thankful for my beautiful family, my friends, my job, the bounty God has provided us and I hope you all are as equally blessed as I am!!
Until next time!!
Thanksgiving dinner 2011-after everyone is finished eating.
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Tagged family, food, Happy Thanksgiving