I was very blessed to move next door to a potato farmer. So we have figured out it works for us to trade our eggs for his potatoes. Anyway, the other day he brought over about 15 lbs of potatoes that were going to be bad very soon. I had to think of a way to use them all very fast. Then I came up with frozen french fries.
To make them, I peeled and cut the potatoes into fries. Then I boiled them for about 10 mins. After I drained them, I put them on cookie sheets in the freezer until frozen. Into Ziploc bags they went, ready to be cooked up when needed.
To cook, I put them on a cookie sheet and coated them in oil and put salt on them. On my clay cookie sheet they take a long time to cook. About 40 mins at 425 degrees. I think next time I want to try thawing them a little while first and maybe try using a metal cookie sheet so that they won't take as long. I also cut them very big because I didn't want to cut potatoes all day. Oh well, my family likes them and now I don't have to buy french fries at the grocery store.
My neighbour just brought some more potatoes that need to be used right away, so I guess I know what I'm doing with them.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
We just came from the grocery store, (Extra Foods) and they have Kellogg's cereal on sale for $5.00 for the medium box. BUT that's not the good part. With the purchase of 2 participating boxes of cereal, you get to order one of the t-shirts shown in the picture for free. They come in all child and adult sizes and they are totally FREE. You don't even have to pay shipping and handling. I ordered myself the rooster one. I can wear it when I sell eggs at the Farmer's Market. If you can't see the picture, go to www.kelloggs.ca/vintage.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Ahhhh, soccer is finally over, but I wanted to post some pictures for our own memories. Here Becky is going after the ball. She played defence and I must say, this is the best she has ever played. But is also her last year.
This was Jacob's first year playing and he seemed to really like it (although, I think he liked snack the best).
Jacob is kicking on net here. Half way through this game, Jacob was on shift and he told everyone to "wait a minute". He then proceeded to pick a honeysuckle and ran over to me and said, "Here Mommy."
It was so sweet. Even his coach whispered over to me, "Did he just give you a flower?" I nodded yes and she made the, isn't that cute face.
Unfortunately, I couldn't get any good pictures of Ben, but he did play as well.