Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beans, Beans

the musical fruit.  The more you eat, the more you toot.  The more you toot, the better you feel.  Let's have beans with every meal!

Fortunately, I don't think that children's song is referring to green beans 'cause, man, I've got some green beans.  Visited a friend last night because her husband, knowing I love green beans, planted "some" for me in his garden.  "Some" ended up being 2 rows each about 30-40 feet long - which translates to about 8 plastic grocery bags full.  Eight plastic  grocery bags translates to an entire large Coleman cooler full.  Even before I put the water in, the beans filled the cooler.

So I've spent the better part of today, processing these beans so I can blanch and freeze them.  Moira helped.... a lot.

Everything is now blanched and vacuum sealed.  I have 20 bags of beans to put in the chest freezer.  Each bag is a little shy of a quart - I didn't measure exactly.  We also gave about about 3 plastic grocery bags full to friends and neighbors.  We have enough beans to last until this time next year!  Yum!!


  1. *laughs* I love your taste tester, and yes, lucky you. I love green beans, and you can't beat fresh grown ones! :D

  2. Magic is no longer allowed to go to the garden with me, he steals the beans right off the plant. Lucky Ra, she had hte work done for her. Enjoy!

  3. What a phenomenal harvest! Yum.