Freezing food can save you a ton of money. You can stock up when the item is on sale and save it in the freezer until you need it. Here are a few items you can freeze:
Apples – Freeze whole or chopped, peeled or unpeeled.
Bananas – Peel before you freeze them. Cut into cubes or slices for breads or smoothies before freezing.
Bell Peppers – Chop to desired size, flash freeze on cookie sheet, then put in clean water bottle and use what you need as you need it for recipes.
Block Cheese – Slice and shred it before you freeze it, otherwise it will crumble.
Breads – Pop extra loaves of bread right into the freezer until needed. Sit on the counter to defrost. It doesn’t get wet either.
Butter – Put right in Freezer and thaw in the refrigerator to use.
Celery – Wash and cut, then freeze on baking sheet for 1 hr before transferring to a freezer bag.
Cream Cheese – Put straight in Freezer. It might be a bit “lumpy” after it defrosts but it still tastes the same.
Eggs – Wisk the whole egg together, and pour into an ice cube tray. Two cubes are the equivalent of one large egg.
Fresh Herbs – Chop real fine, then put in ice cube tray along with a small amount of water.
Meat – You can freeze most meats. Make sure when you thaw it, that you do in the fridge over night, and not on the counter.
Milk – Pour out enough milk to allow for expansion, and freeze in original container. To thaw, place in refrigerator, and shake to remix before drinking.
Nuts – Freeze in freezer bag or another air-tight container.
Onions – Chop to desired size, flash freeze on cookie sheet, then put in clean water bottle and use what you need as you need it for recipes.
Ready to Bake Cookie Dough – Freeze until you are ready to use. You can put in fridge over night or put right onto baking sheet frozen.
Rice – You can freeze cooked rice in freezer bags
Tomatoes – Wash and freeze whole and unpeeled on a baking sheet. Later, transfer to freezer bags once fully frozen.
Zucchini and Other Squash – Wash, blanch for three minutes and freeze in an air-tight container once cooled.
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