Your Turn – What do you Freeze?

Welcome to our Week of Freezing! Maybe it’s the fact that the temperature here hasn’t gone above freezing in well, a long stinking time that’s got me thinking about freezing but for those of you in Florida (catch my jealousy as I type?!) you can still join in!!

Mama B (my mother in law) has always had a deep freeze into which she’s thrown cheap meats and other things on sale. A few years ago I stopped laughing at her Y2K stockpile and started realizing that maybe she had something smart going on here! Then we bought the house we’re in and it came complete with a standing freezer! – now I’m a Class A Freez-aholic!

For me, freezing is great when there’s only 2 of you to cook for. I love fresh, healthy meals but let’s face it, how many of you buy produce only to find it spoil before you get to eat it? That was the situation we were in and I decided to take action. Now I wrap up lots of things that I buy in bulk when they’re on sale and then pop some of them in the freezer for later use.

My favourite things to freeze are meat and produce. A few weeks ago I bought pork butt roast at $.98/LB. I got it home and hubby and I cut it up and froze it for later use. We cut it into pork chops, roasts and also small pieces for Garlic Pork. Then we threw it in the freezer.
I love freezing fruits and veg too. I just bought some onions at ALDI. I got 3LBs for $.79. There’s no way we can eat those before they spoil so I cut them up and froze them.

How about you? Is this a new concept? What do you freeze? Tomorrow we’ll be looking at How To Freeze and of course check back for tomorrow’s great giveaway!

Comments

  1. I buy cheap ground beef and make enchilada, sloppy joes, chili, etc and freeze finished meals! So easy! Plus, when chicken tenders are on sale, I make freezer to oven healthy chicken fingers, about 50 at a time!

  2. I freeze almost everything! I like to cook a few meals at a time and freeze them, so that I can throw them in the over to heat up on days I don’t feel like cooking. This way, my family still gets a great meal when I’m feeling lazy. I don’t just freeze meals though. I freeze other things I make in excess like muffins, bread, pancakes, etc… I love having premade food in the freezer!

  3. frugal_mom_jenn says:

    I have a toddler…the only one in the family who drinks whole milk! Since she doesn’t go through a half gallon of organic milk quick enough, I freeze some of it in pint size plastic containers, and when I need one I pop it in the fridge to defrost.

  4. I freeze all my brown bananas because I have two fantastic recipes that call for bananas: Blueberry Banana Bread and Chocolate Chip Crater Cake. Mmmm.

    Also, every year my family and I pick POUNDS of blueberries in Michigan and freeze them so they last all winter.

  5. I haven’t done any meals yet, but we always buy meat in bulk and freeze most of it. There’s only 2 of us right now, but a baby coming in 2 months. So I need to get going on some freezer meals!

    I boil ground beef (less fat this way) and freeze it. It’s great for quick meals. Tacos, sloppy joes, etc. Diced chicken boiled with slices of lemon is great too.

  6. doggernow says:

    My wife and I ‘flash freeze’, pork chops, chicken, etc… We place the meat unto a metal try and place it in the freezer (we have an extra fridge in the garage, so this is fairly convienent). After frozen we put them into zip lock bags. It’s supposed to freeze in the flavor better, it also prevents two different sections from freezing together.

  7. I freeze homemade bread crumbs. Instead of throwing the stale bread that I make in my bread machine away I put it in my processor and bake it a little to get all of the moisture out of it, let it cool completely and then put it in a freezer bag for later use. Because of this, I never have to buy bread crumbs.

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