Sunday, August 4, 2019

Blanching Day

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 a new idea.

Blanching is a process used when you are going to freeze vegetables to preserve the 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 
  • Strainer
  • Pot
  • large bowel


Steps:


  1. Boil Water
  2. Add a batch of vegetables to blanch
  3. Set timer for 5 minutes
  4. Drain after 5 minutes
  5. Put vegetables in ice-cold water to cool
  6. Once Cool put in freezer bags and freeze

Yes, it really is that simple. Today I am blanching Carrots & Potatoes.  For the visual folks:













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