This week I’m sharing a quick and easy frugal tip, but it’s one of my favorites.
We’re just a family of 3, and sometimes it doesn’t work well for me to buy things in bulk (like at Costco) or to grow a big garden. We just don’t eat that much.
And I don’t can. There, I said it.
But what I often do is freeze!
Two of my favorite things to freeze are onions and bell peppers. It seems I uset them a lot when I cook. So whenever I find them in large quantities for a good price, I bring them home, wash, chop and freeze.
You don’t have to blanch either (which I completely love), so it really is that simple.
Peel, wash, remove the seeds in the peppers, chop, store in a freezer zipper bag flat. You can chop into small pieces or leave in slices. You can do some of each — whatever works for you!
I use the gallon-sized bags and just break off the amount I need when I’m cooking. You don’t even have to thaw — just toss them into your recipe! One warning though — these will be onions and peppers to cook with. Freezing them will make them a bit soggy for eating raw in salads and the such. Of course, if you don’t mind the lack of crunch, it won’t hurt to eat them raw.
I have a lot of other foods I freeze as well. What about you? Do you freeze foods in bulk to save money?