Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What to do with the Carrot Harvest

Just in case this may still be of benefit to any of my lower 48 friends, I'm going to just throw out some of the basics for using up the carrot harvest of 2012!  This is my first year of having an abundance of carrots and it made me feel like a rich woman!  The last couple years, they looked great on top, but when I pulled one up it would look like a miniature octopus! 

For the record, I'm not a big fan of cooked carrots by themselves.  So what was I going to do with all these?  First of all, the joy of Fynn helping me pull them out of the ground made them worth the effort!  Then he even helped me wash them all!

My big helper!  Okay so...

1. Dehydrate: This is my first year using this lovely contraption that we actually got as a wedding gift!  But I love it!  I dried a ton of my green onions this year, too.  The dried carrots don't look too pretty, but I can't wait to put my own carrots in some moose stew this winter!

2. Boiled.  I said I don't like cooked carrots, but Fynn adores them!  I left a little crunch in them and he just put them away!  I'm pretty sure he's going to turn orange with all the carrots he's been eating!  Side note: I can't get him to eat store-bought carrots!  What does that tell you?
3. Shred for...
         Carrot Cake!  The best use for carrots in my opinion! =)  This awesome recipe here!
4. Save some fresh for dipping in ranch.  Josh love taking these with his lunch to work

5. And finally you're left with just chicken feed!  Or compost fodder?  

Although I haven't tried it yet (I saved some carrots out to give it a go later), this recipe for carrot soup actually looked pretty amazing, too!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fynn's 15 Months (Already!?)

Didn't I just have my birthday party?  Hm, oh well I guess a lot has changed with me (Fynn) lately!

1.  I walk pretty great!  And sort of run, too!  It's my favorite thing to do!

2.  Summer was amazing!  So much to see and explore!

3. I love my family!  Immediate and extended!  I give pretty awesome bear hugs!

4.  I'm eating whatever Momma and Poppa are eating.  I've really developed a taste for soup, Lorenzo's salsa, wild cranberries and the ice cream that Amma and Appa gave me!

5.  I don't talk a lot, but I do love my sound effects!  I regularly say "Boom," "Crash," Rawr," "Vroom," and a variety of animal noises!

6. My favorite toys are trucks, trains and balls

7. I LOVE Sunday School!  It's my favorite part of the week!

8.  I don't like to sleep.  I might miss something.

Gotta go for now!  There's exploring to be done!  I'll be a year and a half soon enough and give you another update!