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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A FALL DAY...





Hello everyone.. It is real Fall like here today..
The sun is shining and it is warm but you still know that Fall is in the air..
Terry brought home a ten pound bag of beets the other day so I decided that I should get at them..
We put them on to cook on top of the stove (I sometimes cook them in a roaster in the oven if there are a lot).. Then I just cook  them until they are tender..
I peeled them and they were already to do..


Beets are one of Terry's favorites but he is a diabetic and should not have very many.. Putting them up in a syrup is just asking for trouble.. smile..
So last year I decided to freeze some and see how they would turn out.. And they turned out wonderful...
We just heat them up and add butter and vinegar or I make a
I sometimes add purple onion and basil or just parsley and lemon..
Whatever..
I just thought you might like to know that you can freeze them..
I packed them in plastic bags and will put in a separte container so I can find them.. smile..


So much easier than canning them if you have freezer space..
I froze a couple other packages earlier but sweet hubby does not think we have enough yet...
Later, maybe..
It was also a lovely day to bake a loaf of


This time I left out the rosemary and just made a plain big loaf...
I also played around outside with some birdhouses..


Poor Terry is wanting to do some painting and wondering how he is supposed to paint around this stuff... grin..
I am sure where there is a will there will be a way.. right?

I repotted my plants and put them back into the sunroom..

I brought up a few herbs from the cottage to try and keep over the Winter..


The plants do so well outside all Summer while we are away and I don't need to worry about them getting watered as it is shady most of the day back there...
Sorry about the quality of the above pics..

And to go with the bread..

Homemade Chicken Soup ... perfect way to end a Fall day..
Hope you are all having a lovely one, too..
Thanks for the visit and welcome to the new readers..
So glad to meet you all.
Looking forward to hearing from you, too..
May God bless and keep you..
Hugs..

12 comments:

  1. Dear Faye, you are such a wonderful homemaker! Your cooking smells good from over here!
    Enjoy the lovely fall weather!
    Christine

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  2. I like frozen beets better than canned. Your soup looks really good. I tried a new bread recipe today. We will use it to make BLT sandwiches with our soup tonight.

    Have a wonderful evening.

    ~Cheryl

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  3. OH FAYE HENRY!! Your soup and bread look heavenly! I made homemade rolls to go with some hot sausage and peppers for dinner tonight. But of course yours looks so much better. hehe
    I am just plain ole wonderful it is FALL on friday and thats make me so HAPPY!! TRULY the most wonderful time of year to me friend. Having a give away on friday so dear friend please stop by its a good one.And tell me what your favorite thing about Fall is..
    Blessings Trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  4. Fall days are the best. :) I want to grow herbs indoors this fall and winter. I read it is best to buy plants, but I have seeds and some cute little pots that I have never used. I will just start from seeds. :) Yum-homemade bread and homemade soup!

    Have a great evening.

    Vicki

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  5. I have never tried to freeze beets. I'll have to wait until next year.

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  6. Hello Miss Faye...and how are you tonight? I do beets just like you do! I have been freezing them for about 12 years now. They are so easy and delicious! Luckily, both hubby and I love beets.....so good for you, too!

    Susannah

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  7. Hi, Faye ~ your pictures are wonderful and the soup and bread are perfect for a fall supper. I make alot of different soups this kind of year in my huge pot then freeze it in containers, perfect for my husband to take for lunch to work. Have a great week and thanks for sharing.
    pam

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  8. mmmmmmm! I bet you house smells great today!! Homemade bread and soup just hit the spot! Did I tell you that I did 4 batches of beets this year? I hope they make it at least until Chrismas - LOL
    -L-

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  9. Wow. That makes me want some beets, homemade bread and soup!!!

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  10. Sounds so good. We're not quite at autumn and I am savoring last days of summer.

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  11. All looks so wonderful ! Awesome photos. I made home made chicken soup today as well ! I love beets, my mum used to grow them in our veggie garden pickle them and freeze fresh whole beets as well ! Have you ever tried mashed potatos with beets mixed in its yummy ! Have a wonderful eve.

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  12. I never really thought of freezing beets. We always just can them. I will have to remember this for next yr. Your bread and soup look delicious. I love bread! Enjoy your day and God bless.

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