Anytime you cook a meal that can easily be
doubled, take the extra half and place it in the freezer.
Freeze soup, stock, stews and sauces in quart-sized
yogurt containers - a quick and easy dinner!
Freeze baked goods like muffins, cookies,
and pancakes for quick breakfasts and easy packed lunches.
Freeze homemade baby food in ice cube trays.
Remove and store in plastic bags in the freezer.
Frozen bananas are good in fruit smoothies,
banana bread or pudding. Freeze slices on wax paper, then place
in freezer bags.
To make cooking time go faster and keep food from spoiling,
freeze chopped onions, celery, garlic, herbs
on wax paper and place in freezer bags.
Cheese (shredded or block), milk and nuts can
be bought on sale then frozen for later use.
Thaw frozen foods overnight in the refrigerator
or in the microwave on defrost. Don’t thaw them on the
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