Man can not live on pickles alone and in fact, the kids don't like pickles. So it was time to break out the Food Saver and start to vacuum pack some vegetables.
The first to be preserved was the leeks and the food saver manual said that onions were not a good candidate for vacuum sealing. So I just chopped them, washed them and put them in a ziplock bag. The leeks will probably be mushy when defrosted but that doesn't matter if they are used in soup.
Leeks, ready for the bag
Green beans were next. Blanch in boiling water for 2 min, then transfer to ice water. Dry, then put in bag and seal
Ready for the freezer
Next up was zucchini. I grated it in the food processor and since it's a moist vegetable, it needs to be frozen first before being sealed. So the zucchini was spread out on a cookie sheet and frozen. Then transfer to bag and seal
This weekend, I will try to seal carrots because there are a TON ready to be pulled.