Thursday, March 27, 2008

Orange Juice

I have several orange trees in my yard. This is how I save my juice. I squeeze the oranges, and strain most of the pulp and seeds. I fill up canning jars leave at least 3/4 of an inch from the top. If you leave less than that you get a lot of breakage and orange syrupy stuff oozing out the top. It makes a huge mess. I fill up 2 freezers full each March and it lasts me all year long.

I just finished with my first freezer (64 quarts).
When ready to use, screw off the lid and microwave for 3 minutes. Chunk it up with a fork and pour it into the blender. I either serve it as orange juice slush or add milk, vanilla, fruit or yogurt and make smoothies.

6 comments:

Rachel and Kylie said...

I love you so much and I love our orange juice!!!!! <3

-kyliesmiley :)

Anonymous said...

Great idea, I love all your tips.

The Banners said...

Hmmm...I think I may need to come over and steal a few of those jars : )

colette hat said...

I thought of you today as I pulled out our frozen home grown juice. I freeze some of it in 1 cup amounts and the kids LOVE to pull out the shaved ice machine and use it on that. It's a great after school snack.

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wow mom said...

I'm so jealous of your trees and the finished product. Hope I get to come to breakfast at your house sometime! What a hard worker you are.

Wendy in Houston