I have been meaning to clean out the freezer for some time. With my delivery this week of my first winter CSA, plus the last pick up of the fall CSA, I will be needing the space.
I love crockpot soups and stews so today I took the opportunity to clean out some items. I found tomato basil sausage from the Amish market in Lancaster, plus some chicken stock, and rosemary olive bread slices left from Atwater’s.
I added the last of the mustard greens and bok Choy from the fridge. And, the last of the frozen plum tomatoes from the summer CSA, when I was drowning in tomatoes. I added a can of diced tomatoes, some canned butter beans, some leftover bacon bits from the freezer, some honey, sage from the garden, salt, pepper, onions, garlic, cinnamon, and a dried chile.
Voila! Beans and greens and sausage soup! It smells heavenly in here, not quite as good as yesterday when I finished the Christmas cookies, but still really fragrant aromas are wafting into the family room as I type.