Do you remember this time last year? I had been busy for weeks, filling two freezers with tomatoes, beans, broccoli, peppers, applesauce, etc.
Well, it's a good thing I filled them so full last fall, as this year has not been nearly as productive. The garden did not produce like it did last year, and we left for a whole month during the peak of the harvest. The tomatoes will be fine for spaghetti sauce and chili, the beans are still great in the soups, and the peppers can still flavor the sauces. I did get some apples and have made some apple sauce, I've done some freezer pickles, and I have pears and nectarines coming. Otherwise, it's been an off year for the freezer foods.