When 4 heads of broccoli only costs $.88, you have to buy more than you can eat that week! I did! I already had some in the fridge, and my MIL had some for me, but I couldn’t pass this one up! I can’t believe I am now stockpiling fresh vegetables!
So I blanched it and froze it!
Now I’ve got 4 meals worth of broccoli for way less than $2! Yeah!
I also got a great deal on celery…and seeing how it’s the start of soup season, I plan on freezing that too. Celery will be “mushy” upon thawing, but if you’re going to use it in a soup or stuffing, doesn’t matter! I plan to chop it and then freeze it in a Ziploc freezer baggie. You can freeze the stalk whole, but I don’t want to try to chop a mushy stalk!?!
Happy Blanching and Freezing!
Good for you. I just did something similar to this with tomatoes this week.
Fantastic idea. Why have I never thought of this?
You can also freeze bell peppers simply by slicing them into strips–no blanching needed. A great way to stock up when produce hits rock bottom prices!
Mrs. Querido says
Awesome idea! Oh and thanks for dropping by and leaving such a sweet comment about my family (I love them and they are adorable..lol)..glad you enjoyed your “visit” 🙂
I’ve also shredded and frozen carrots and keep them to add to things like soup. I don’t always like to run into big hunks of carrot and this is perfect for split pea of lentil soup. Just toss in a scoop. It spreads out well.
I’m planning on doing this with the carrots and onions I have in my pantry this week. I need to add it on my high priority list.