Did you know freezing food could help you save time and money? Temping right? The twist is you have to do it well, otherwise you will end up intoxicating your family and yourself.
Freezing helps you keep food flavor, texture and nutriments, it will also delay the growth of harmful microorganisms responsible of food ruination. Therefore, the most important thing is to know which foods you can freeze and which ones you shouldn’t. To help you with that, here are 10 foods you surprisingly didn’t know you could freeze!
Chop your herbs and put them in an ice cube tray. Pour a little water, or olive oil and put your tray in the freezer. This tip will help you make unique doses so you can defrost the amount you need.
With an ice cream spoon, make portion of your puree and let it sit in the freezer for a little while. Once your portions are frozen, you can put everything in a freezer bag and enjoy puree anytime you want! This works for cookie dough too.
I’m sure you never imagined you could store cheese (whole or grated) in the freezer. The one thing you have to remember is to let it defrost completely before putting it in the fridge, otherwise it will crumble.
Freezing bread is obviously easy. But i know you are wondering about how to thaw it! Well, you only have to put it the microwave, let it sit for a little while, then put it in the oven for less than 5 minutes.
This is not a joke, you absolutely can freeze eggs. You can choose to either crack your eggs directly onto a freezer bag or onto an ice cube tray. To than them, put them in you refrigerator until they defrost.
Chips and pretzels
If you find a good bargain on chips and pretzels don’t hold yourself back! Buy them and, as odd as it may seem, put them in your freezer. You will enjoy eating them without having to defrost them, they will be crunchier and tastier.
Crepes and waffles
Next time you cook crepes or waffles, why don’t you make a few more to always have a snack in hand. Don’t worry! You definitely can freeze pasta. Just store them in freezer bags, and whenever you want to have a crepe put it in the microwave for a few seconds.
Pasta and rice
When you make pasta or rice, don’t be afraid to cook the whole packet, because you can freeze pasta and rice! The best thing to do is to freeze individual portions, this way you will always have a side dish ready. To defrost your pasta or rice, you only have to throw it in hot water for a few minutes.
If you made too much soup, you don’t have to worry about wasting it : just pour it onto a Tupperware and stock it your freezer.