On my list to do this year was to get to the Amish area south of us and buy some produce. This time of year, it’s so cheap and so delicious. One thing to do was to get peppers and onions. My plan was to cut them up and bag them and freeze them for some quick fajita meals this winter. I told Kalissa what my plan was and she was excited about it too.
The Amish area is beautiful this time of year. I didn’t take pictures as I was too “in the moment”. We regularly shop the “bent and dent” grocery stores there, get goodies from the bakery and pick up produce in season.
I got HUGE bags of onions for $6…It’s 10 pounds worth.
and a whole LARGE box of peppers for $9. I counted and there were 54 peppers in my box!!!! That figures out to be 16 cents per pepper!!
Our car was PACKED by the time we headed home!!
We had the boys with when we went and on the way home stopped at the park in Fairbanks.
I try really hard when I can to take pictures of my daughters with their kiddos. I know so often there husbands don’t. I don’t want them to end up like me with no pictures of us together.
I couldn’t decide which was my favorite so included them all.
Once I got home I started in on the onions and peppers. Thankfully the onions were “crying” onions.
I’m was about half done and decided to quit. Here’s my haul…. I have 12 bags all finished. I put one onion in each bag and then I put in two or three peppers depending on the size of the peppers.
I don’t do anything more than cut them and freeze them. When they unthaw they are soft but that’s all okay. I want them soft for fajitas anyway. Now they only really need to be warmed and spiced up. Over the winter peppers get so expensive. If I buy and process them now, it’s a big money and time saver later in the year.
I’ll finish cutting up the rest one day this week. Hopefully Karl will be home and can be my helper. It would go really fast then.
It was a fun day…I’m hoping to go again soon and get mums. They had a couple there this time around but they were white and white isn’t my favorite. That’s okay. I have an excuse to go again.
…and that’s my story about my peck of peppers…or is that two pecks worth?