Too Much Chard! Need a Plan B -- Help!
I mentioned in another thread that somehow my produce order got changed to TEN bunches of rainbow chard, and the leaves are also gigantic. The neighbors don't want any. Edie wants some but lives thousands of miles away and sharing just isn't practical. I was going to make meatballs. I can try making stuffed cabbage out of a lot of the chard, and search for freezer space for them. Even at two per leaf (it's that big!) I might be able to use a lot of it up. If I could breathe. The air is supposed to be awful from the fires for at least another week.
Did I mention? The chard is beautiful. I had to leave it in the box over night, with a cool pack. I suppose it would fit in my big produce drawer...if there were nothing else in there. It's full. The fridges are full. When I thought I'd ordered 2 bunches, I was expecting to use them, not store them. ACKKK!
@ediej1209 AL Zn 7 mentioned freezing chard. I didn't want to make a tangent in an active thread, so, please, Edie, tell me more! I was planning on making popsicles from some of it, but that's like four leaves. :) How do you freeze chard?
I should say...no one in the family likes "greens" as in chard sauteed with fatty meat, and "beans and greens" didn't go over well (and I'm not supposed to eat beans anymore). I will put it in soups and stews, omelettes and quiches, so I can imagine using frozen that way.
Maybe I should just run it through the blender and freeze pre-blendered chard for popsicles? Will it be okay refrozen?
Anyone else have ideas of things to do with chard, fast, and not taking a lot of physical work?