Thursday thoughts: What foods can you freeze?
In addition to all the frugal and delicious produce you can freeze during the summer, there are lots of other foods you can freeze when you find a great buy!Posted — Updated
As the produce in the garden multiplies, I am beginning to freeze veggies so we have plenty to enjoy during the cold winter months. The homegrown tomatoes will make wonderful pasta sauce this winter and the zucchini will be perfect in warm zucchini bread in January. Not only do I freeze produce, but I also freeze milk, cheese, meats and more. Following are some tips for freezing all kinds of foods and a list of items you probably don’t want to freeze.
Some foods are just not edible if frozen for years, so here are some basic guidelines for the length of time to freeze certain foods (from the National Center for Home Food Preservation).
Cheese 3 months
Here is a list of some foods that DO NOT freeze well. Most change enough in texture and taste that they become unappealing when thawed:
It's time to start filling your freezer with all that fantastic and frugal summer produce so you can enjoy that homegrown flavor all year long! If you have any tips you would like to share for freezing or canning food, please post them. As I always say, it's your money - spend it wisely!
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