I cannot take credit for this as it is something I never even heard of before a friend told me about it but living frugally is about finding creative ways to stretch things as far as they can go. So I am always on the lookout for new ideas.
Blanching is a process used when you are going to freeze vegetables to preserve their flavor and nutrients. It is relatively simple but does require that you have freezer space, which I didn’t have until I picked up a chest freezer on clearance.
You will need:
- Freezer bags
- Vegetables batched out for use in each meal
- large bowel
- Boil Water
- Add a batch of vegetables to blanch
- Set timer for 5 minutes
- Drain after 5 minutes
- Put vegetables in ice-cold water to cool
- Once Cool put in freezer bags and freeze