Recently, I've been reading Danielle's (of Blissful and Domestic) posts on money-saving tips. We could all stand to save some money, right? One of the posts that caught my attention was the one on how she shops for groceries once a month and freezes a lot of it. Since the summer is the perfect time for fresh fruits and veggies and I've been getting my hands on a lot of that goodness this summer, I wanted to make the most out of my investment and so I decided to look more into how to properly freeze fruits and veggies.
The answer to that was Flash Freezing.
The steps are really basic:
- Wash fruits and veggies (except for blueberries - don't know why exactly, but that's what I read in several places and heard numerous times).
- Spread fruits or veggies out on a cookie sheet that is lined with wax paper or freezer paper. Make sure they don't touch.
- Allow fruits or veggies to freeze.
- Place them in a ziploc bag, making sure to get as much air out as possible. (And if you're one of those fortunate ones with a Food Saver machine, even better!)
Multi-Colored Bell Peppers (I actually froze my colors separately so I have a bag of yellow peppers, orange peppers, etc.)
Which in essence means, you know I had to clean out my freezer first. :-)
If you're interested in reading more about Danielle's money-saving tips, the linked image below will get you started.