Wednesday, March 25, 2020

An Abundance of Onions

My husband and I like onions a lot and it's a good thing, too, because we've been blessed with an abundance of them this week! 

Our daughter and her family were blessed with several bags of yellow onions, so she passed a couple of bags our way, and wild onions grow abundantly in our yard, so I've been harvesting and drying wild onions all week. 

Wild Onions
At this time of year they look and taste very much like chives. They are good on baked potatoes and used fresh or dried in all kinds of recipes.

Wild Onions That I Have Harvested To Dry
I've also been adding freshly picked wild onions, along with fresh dandelion greens and homegrown alfalfa sprouts, to our salads each evening. 

Wild Onion, Dandelion Greens, and Homegrown Alfalfa Sprouts
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All of these plants are power-packed with nutrition and have certain medicinal properties, as well. They are very good for you!

So...what about the bagged onions? 🧅 What can we do with them?

Bagged Onions
We can use them in all the usual ways, of course...chopped up and used as ingredients in recipes...casseroles, fajitas and other Mexican dishes, etc...and I can always make French Onion Soup, which is one of my favorites!

French Onion Soup
But I want to try something different. I have found a couple of recipes (three, actually) online that I think I might try. One is for Cheesy Baked Onions, the second is for Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions, and the other is for an Easy Baked Blooming Onion (or something similar to it anyway...probably my own take on it...I'd rather try a baked one first, so as not to waste the oil.) Has anyone here ever made a Blooming Onion before? If so, what was your experience?

What about you? If you've ever had an abundance of onions, how did you use them? 

Until next time...

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  1. Oh my goodness, seeing those onions directly from the ground, remind me of my grandfather, grin. Funny, but I can smell them, smiles.

    Have a great day friend.

    1. Thanks, Linda! I've got a double batch in the oven drying right now and the smell of them is making me crazy! They smell soooooo good! Thanks for dropping in and be blessed! <3

  2. You can never have too many onions. I love them.

  3. I can often get giant bags for a couple of dollars in the Fall so I tend to caramelize and then freeze them in portions - love them!
    There are also recipes for onion pie - onion & cheese pie etc. which you might like...


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