Perhaps this can be a reminder of the payoff of “putting up” the garden in spring, summer and fall: We have extended our homegrown eating pleasure into the winter months with some basic preservation methods.
If you froze, dried, canned or otherwise preserved fresh fruits and vegetables in 2012, do not forget about them (or horde them for some unreasonable time).
First, open the freezer and assess what’s there.
Blanched Romano beans with some ice crystals forming inside the freezer bag? Plan a stew for dinner.