We love mushrooms but when you do the math they’re expensive! That small container is usually around $1.50 and is just 8oz. That’s over $3 per pound and my budget is closer to $1 a pound for vegetables so we rarely get them. But, my whole family loves mushrooms and so when I see a great deal on them I like to stock up and save. This week ALDI has 8oz containers of either cap or sliced mushrooms for just $.49. I bought 30 containers. Here’s the math:
30 containers x normal price of $1.50 = $45
30 containers x $.49 = $14.70
Isn’t it crazy when you see it like that? That’s why I have a freezer and like to stock up but if you simply freeze them like that they’ll all get stuck together and be unusable which is why I brought them home and am currently FLASH FREEZING them. Flash Freezing is super simple and you can do it with meats, vegetables and fruits. If you don’t do this before freezing items they will all stick together.
Lay them flat on a cookie sheet and freeze for around 1-2 hours until they’re a little hard.
Note: They’re not great to use fresh after defrosting them so I recommend using them just to cook with.