Thursday, May 3, 2012

4 Weeks To Fill Your Freezer: Day 3--Save The Produce!

I planned to do a bit of baking today, or make some waffles to follow the plan, but I got to looking around my kitchen and my fridge and felt that my time would be best spent preparing some of the aging produce that I had bought for the freezer before it went to waste.

I skipped my Aldi trip this morning, or I would have no doubt added to my stash of produce, but I had so much that I needed to deal with as it was, that that's ok.

Once I got my daughter down for her nap, and got my kitchen cleaned up (I cannot work with a dirty kitchen, and I was not feeling it last night...) I sorted through my fridge to see what needed to be dealt with.

Here's what I put into the freezer this afternoon:


The picture is a little hard to see, but that is two bags of bell pepper strips, a bag of sliced strawberries, a bag of broccoli/cauliflower --I steamed them for a few minutes in the microwave first, and a container of three tomatoes that I stewed down on the stove with some Italian seasoning.  That came out quite delicious.


I told you last night that I put some battered squash into the freezer to see how they would do cooking them after freezing.   I cooked some up tonight, two different ways.  I fried some and I baked some.    The ones that I fried were delicious.  I added some fresh so there would be enough for everyone and we honestly couldn't tell the difference.  My husband was very surprised when I told him some of them had been frozen!  Woohoo!

The ones that I baked did not work out so well.  The batter stuck to the baking sheet and the squash turned to mush.  When I tried to flip them over they just sort of smeared across the baking sheet, so I won't be trying that again.

I still have all the rest of the squash to batter and freeze, so I will do that tomorrow, and try to play catch up on some of the breakfast's I've missed.

1 comments:

Erin @ My Mommy World May 4, 2012 at 5:45 AM  

I need to get into the habit of freezing produce like this. I usually try to use it all before it goes bad, but from time to time I find a moldy pepper or something at the bottom of the crisper drawer. It's just like throwing money away!

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