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In the Freezer February 18, 2009

Filed under: Easy food prep,Uncategorized — beansandyoga @ 5:35 pm
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frozen-peasEveryone has staples they keep on hand.  Most of mine are in the freezer.  Here’s a peek:

Veggies: peas, broccoli, edamame, corn, spinach and whatever else sounds good.

Fruit: raspberries or strawberries

Bread

Nuts

Shredded cheese: Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar and Colby-Jack

Left-overs: slices from home-made roast beef or roasted chicken.  Just thaw in the microwave to add to a salad, soup or sandwich.

Soups, Rice & Re-fried beans: home-made and stored in 3-cup/24 oz. containers.

Chopped onions: Recipes often call for chopped onion, but may not always require an entire onion.  I chop the entire onion, and place the extra in a Ziploc bag.  It freezes beautifully and then when I want just a handful for an omelet, it’s ready to go.  When cooking frozen onions, omit the oil at the beginning or you’ll have a splatter.  Once the onions have thawed in the pan and appear to be sauteing nicely, you can add a teaspoon or so of oil as needed for your recipe.

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