When in Doubt, Freeze it!

You can freeze a lot more things than you think (at least I was surprised when I started researching and experimenting with this.-Yes, I’m nerdy like that!) Hopefully a few of these tricks will be helpful for you…

Freezing food, tips and tricks
Even when you don’t have a lot of freezer space, like me right now, you can still fit a lot in your freezer!

1-Slice up your onions and bell peppers with a knife or a food processor and put those in separate freezer bags and keep in the freezer so you can shake out a little onion or bell pepper to use in Crustless Quiche, fajitas, Taco soup,  or maybe just eggs in the morning for breakfast.

2-Split your huge bag of shredded cheese that you get from Costco (or the store you go to) into 2 or 3 gallon Zip Loc freezer bags and freeze all the cheese you’re not going to be using in the next 2 weeks.  Shredded cheese defrosts so quickly on it’s own that you don’t need to do it before you sprinkle it on your lasagna or make your quesadilla.  Cheese does not freeze well in a brick so it either needs to be shredded or sliced (I freeze slices of Swiss cheese to use later for my Swiss Cheese Chicken recipe) I wouldn’t recommend using the slices for a sandwich or anything else that you won’t be cooking or baking though, use fresh cheese slices for that.

3-Squeeze fresh limes or lemons into ice cube trays and freeze them.  Once they’re frozen, pop the juice cubes into a labeled freezer bag and you’ll have them ready to add to Lime Cilantro Rice, Lemon Curd or simple lemon water.

 

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