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Freezing the Unconventional February 6, 2009

Filed under: Frugal Living Strategies — frugalinfranklin @ 9:02 pm
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Have you ever stood by a refrigerator case, looking at a fabulous bargain, but you have to pass it up because you won’t be able to use it in time?  Most frugal moms think to freeze things like cheese and bread, but what are the other possibilities?  Here are some things that we have successfully frozen in order to extend their shelf-life:

  • Yogurt (my kids actually prefer it frozen)
  • Eggs (lightly scramble with a pinch of salt)
  • Cream cheese (will change the texture, I don’t mind-but my hubby does)
  • Nuts, seeds, flours, and whole grains (keeps the oils in them from going rancid)
  • Milk (be sure to drink some first so the carton doesn’t split)
  • soft cheeses like feta, blue, etc…
  • Boxed broth (only used part of the container, freeze right in the box)
  • Mashed Potatoes (good for refrigerator potato bread)
  • Bruised berries and old bananas (great in smoothies, just toss them in a bag and freeze)
  • Fresh Produce (lightly blanche and freeze)
  • Hummus

Over the years, I’ve found that you can toss just about anything in the freezer.  The day I learn how to freeze lettuce, I should be all set.

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