Sunday, September 18, 2011

The last harvest

This was most definitely a season of eggplant and tomatoes in our garden. We had an over abundance of each; more than enough to share, eat on a regular basis and preserve. So with the last harvest of eggplant, tomatoes and peppers I added some onions, garlic and herbs to make a huge pot of ratatouille pasta sauce. It made enough to fill three freezer bags with servings for 6 people in each bag. This should taste really good on a cool fall evening when I have been sewing all day and need a quick dinner. 
What do you keep on hand for a quick dinner after a long day of sewing?

After freezing then I used my Food Saver to seal the bags and pop them into the freezer.

Thanks for stopping by,



pcflamingo said...

I love a hearty beef stew - made with a stout beer replacing some of the water or beef broth - to come home to after work. Love to pop it all in the crock pot before heading out to work and come home to a house smelling of garlic & onion & stew veggies. Add a quick batch of biscuits and it's dinner!

Susan Snooks said...

I keep a....husband on hand to do my cooking for me! I don't really care what he cooks as long as I don't have to do it! Your veggies look amazing!

Canadian Abroad said...

Whatever type of pasta sauce I make I try to make extra for freezing. Back up meals in the freezer just make life so much easier, but making a larger batch of sauce doesn't take much more time at all.

Helen in Switzerland said...

When it has to be really quick and not get too many complaints then here it's either a Thai chicken curry or Chicken Tikka Masala. I love to have a casserole in the AGA all day though, so that at dinner time I can just take it out of the oven and we're ready to roll!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh I wish I had some of your harvest, I love aubergines!

I keep on hand:

Proper bolognese sauce (which takes hours to make, so I make about 10 meals' worth at a time)

Sausages with creamy lentils - a fairly hearty stew with good quality herby suasages and green lentils, plus a ton of veg

Sloppy joe meat filling

Green coconut chicken curry

Lots and lots of different kinds of soup, though that tends to be for lunches at work

Annabella said...

Yum. Love rata...ratatouille..however you spell it..but haven`t made it in years. Must remedy that!

Cindy said...

Looks good!