31 Issues You Can Freeze To Save Cash And Time!


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I regularly go shopping with farmers’ groups (GAEC) who sell their produce.

It’s healthy and rather economical if you buy in bulk.

The only problem with these large portions is that you can’t eat everything at once.

I recently bought 5 kg of cheese. When I got to the checkout, the lady behind me asked me what I was going to do with all of this.

I said I was going to freeze it. She didn’t know you could freeze lots of things.

here is 31 things you can freeze to save time and money. Look :

DAIRY PRODUCTS

how to freeze dairy products

Frozen dairy products should be thawed in the refrigerator and not at room temperature to prevent microbial growth. Allow about 8 to 10 hours of thawing and consume quickly.

1. Milk

Pasteurized or sterilized milk can be frozen without problem, for 6 months, in its container. But be careful, as liquids expand, do not fill the container to the brim. Milk turns yellowish in color when frozen, but returns to normal when thawed. Wait until the milk is completely thawed and shake it before drinking. If you don’t shake it, the first half will be cream and the second half will be whey.

2. Cheese

Grated cheese freezes better than a large piece. If you freeze and thaw a large piece of cheese, it will crumble when you try to slice it. It’s just as good, but not really presentable.

3 eggs

Crack the eggs before freezing them. You can split them individually and place them in an ice cube tray, or freeze them loose in a glass jar.

To discover : 10 Amazing Uses of Eggshells.

4. Butter or margarine

They freeze and thaw perfectly, without changing consistency. If you find a good deal on butter, don’t hesitate!

5. Crème fraîche and buttermilk

Dairy products that are only used occasionally find their place in the freezer without worry. You can buy them at a reduced price when they are close to their expiration date, and presto, freeze! As long as they are frozen before the deadline, there will be no problems. You just need to consume them quickly after thawing.

6. Yogurt

If you find yogurt pots wholesale or near their expiration date, buy them and freeze them. If you make homemade yogurt, it’s the same thing: freeze them. And why not put a stick in the yogurt to make delicious frozen yogurt?

FRUITS

how to freeze fruits

7. Bananas

Bananas can be frozen very well. The only problem: they will darken and become a little pasty. But that’s okay if it’s to make a cake, a compote, a smoothie or flambéed bananas. My advice is to freeze them already peeled and sliced. They can also be frozen in their skins, but extracting the banana after it’s thawed is a bit disgusting. It is worth making a little effort and removing the skins before freezing them.

To discover : The 10 Uses of Banana Peel You Didn’t Know About

8. Grapes

Remember to wash the grapes before freezing them. Frozen grapes are a fun little summer treat for young and old alike. It’s like a good ice cream without a cone. Note that it is better to eat them frozen, because when defrosting, the grapes become a little mushy. You can also put them in a smoothie. When grapes are on sale, buy them in bulk and freeze what you don’t eat right away.

9. Melon and watermelon

I cut the melon or watermelon into cubes and freeze on a platter for a few hours. Then I put them in freezer bags. This makes it easier to make portions for smoothies or fruit salads.

To discover : How To Choose The Right Melon? 4 Essential Tips!

10. Lemons and grapefruits

Cut and freeze lemons, limes and grapefruits for use in smoothies. You can even leave the skin on lemons and limes. Do not hesitate to freeze the juice of oranges or lemons, for example, in ice cube trays.

11. Berries

Shell and wash the berries before freezing them. Great for pies, smoothies, sauces, jams and more. When they thaw, they are a bit soft, especially raspberries or strawberries.

12. Compotes

If you decide not to can your applesauce, you can freeze it! The taste and texture will not change. And it works for applesauce, peaches, apricots, pears …

VEGETABLES

How to Freeze Vegetables Easily

13. Tomatoes

Yes, technically they are fruits, but we tend to eat them like vegetables. Wash and remove the core when they are fully ripe before freezing them. Once thawed, the tomatoes will be less crunchy, but perfect for soup or for tomato coulis.

14. Zucchini

Sliced ​​or grated zucchini freezes very well. As they thaw, they will release water, so leave them on a drainer.

15. Onions

Peel and cut the onions before freezing them. You will always have some on hand … and finished the session of tears just for a little bit of onion. Freeze the chopped onion on a platter, then put them in freezer bags. This method prevents the strips from sticking together: you can take just the desired amount as soon as you need it.

16. Green vegetables

I usually freeze spinach, chard and other leafy green vegetables to put them in my green smoothies. No need to thaw them, throw them directly into the blender. If you have greens that are going to rot in the fridge, freezing them is a great way to avoid waste.

17. Dried beans

I cook the dry beans, then freeze them in portions. I prefer that to canned food. It works for green beans or dry beans. Cooked dried beans are also cheaper, tastier and healthier than canned, tasteless beans.

18. Corn on the cob

Do not shell fresh corn on the cob before freezing. Put them directly in a freezer bag with their envelope and everything else. When you are ready to eat it, simply thaw it.

19. Mash

I prepare my mash and freeze it for later in small portions in small cans. It works with potato, pumpkin or carrot for example. Once the mash is frozen, take it out of its box and store in a freezer bag. Do not hesitate to freeze soup in small doses. If one evening you are unsure of what to eat, just thaw the correct number of servings of soup.

To discover : Grandmother’s Secret To Making Delicious Mashed Potatoes.

OTHERS

how to freeze meat

20. Meat

I buy meat wholesale from my butcher or directly from the GAEC in my region to freeze it. It’s super economical compared to buying meat in a supermarket every week.

21. Garlic

Garlic can be frozen whole or in cloves. No worries when defrosting, you can use it as if it were fresh.

To discover : No Longer Need to Buy Garlic! Here’s How To Grow An Infinite Stock Of It At Home.

22. Broth

If you are cooking poultry, don’t waste the juice! Freeze it and it will serve as broth for your future soups.

23. Aromatic herbs

Herbs are sometimes expensive, and they rot too quickly before they are used. Instead, consider freezing them in a plain ice cube tray or with olive oil. Check out the trick here.

24. Pasta

For a birthday I had to cook a huge dinner with pasta salads. To make it easier for me, the pasta was cooked ahead of time, drained well, and then frozen in freezer bags. Just make sure to get as much air out as possible.

PREPARED FOODS

How to freeze cake dough

25. Waffles, pancakes and French toast

In my family, we love homemade pancakes, especially for breakfast. But no time to make it every morning, so I make a good amount of pancake batter before I freeze. Ditto for waffles and French toast. Just put them in a freezer bag and extract as much air as possible!

26. Pie crust

I make my pie crust in bulk and freeze it. For this, I put it in an individual ball wrapped in plastic film, then several balls in a freezer bag. When I need it, I thaw a ball of dough. No more dirty cooking for a simple pie.

27. Cookie dough

At home, cookies don’t last long here! So to provide it regularly to the whole family, I prepare cookie dough in large quantities, I put it into individual balls and I freeze it. It becomes child’s play to have a batch as soon as you feel like it.

28. Bread

Baguettes and white bread freeze well. This avoids unnecessary travel just for a baguette … especially if you live in the countryside. Saving time and money guaranteed!

29. Bread dough and pizza

If you are new to bread making, first find an easy dough recipe that can be frozen. It is enough to freeze it after the first raising after having formed the dough in baguettes or rolls. Pizza dough can be frozen into a ball and rolled out after thawing.

To discover : My Easy, Fast and Cheap Pizza Dough Recipe!

30. Sandwiches

No time to make the sandwiches for your lunch break, well make them ahead and freeze them, as sandwich bread freezes very well. Now it’s up to you: sandwich with ham, cheese, tuna, mayonnaise and why not peanut butter!

31. Leftover dishes

Do you like to cook? So, prepare blanquettes, boeuf bourguignons or other lemon chicken. Then, freeze in single portions to always have good meals on hand to defrost. It’s a real time saver, and above all no more headaches for the evening menus! You can also prepare Baby’s menus.

A freezer fills with frozen food to keep it longer

Your turn…

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