• huskiesrock

    The purchase of a vacuum food saver is essential for good frozen food. Removes the air and the, bags, while somewhat pricey, are strong and work very well even for long-term storage.

    • Casey Slide

      That’s a great idea for someone who’ll be freezing a lot of food. Thanks for the input!

  • http://patriciasingleton.blogspot.com/ Patricia Singleton

    I freeze celery that I am going to put in soups or other cooked foods. Any fresh veggie that I want to later eat raw does not go in the freezer because as you said freezing changes the texture.

    • Casey Slide

      Good thing celery texture doesn’t matter too much in soups! I do that all the time too.

  • http://patriciasingleton.blogspot.com/ Patricia Singleton

    I freeze celery that I am going to put in soups or other cooked foods. Any fresh veggie that I want to later eat raw does not go in the freezer because as you said freezing changes the texture.

  • Heather

    I freeze in Mason jars and Pyrex bowls and have never had one break.

    • Casey Slide

      I believe because of the type of glass that Pyrex is made of, it is freezer safe. However, if you do freeze it, you need to thaw it before putting it into the oven. You are lucky that the Mason jars did not break. I know there are some Mason jars that are freezer safe so could you have been using those?

      • http://blog.secondchancefit.com/ Heather

        We use it just for storage, not for freezer-to-oven, so we haven’t had to worry about that with the Pyrex.

        I don’t know if the Mason jars are any special kind or not — we just bought them at the grocery store. Just got lucky, I guess!

        • Casey Slide

          It’s a great idea to use Mason jars though. I bet it saves a lot of space. I’m going to check them out next time I go to the store!

  • Victoriathayer

    What about freezing fresh fruit, such as; blueberries? I bought a large bag of frozen blueberries from GFS and when I took a few out I was so disappointed in the texture that I couldn’t really enjoy them. I still have them, but only to use in smoothies and baking. Is it possible to freeze fruits in a way that keeps the original flavor and texture so that they taste fresh and can be enjoyed on cereal or just alone as a snack?

    • Casey Slide

      I’ve always heard that you can freeze blueberries. I just did a Google search and was able to find sites that gave instructions on freezing fruits specifically. There is a lot of information out there that you’d find helpful. Good luck!

  • ann

    I have had a lot of trouble with ice crystals in bags of frozen vegetables that I have opened and then put back in the freezer. I try my best to make sure I take all the air out and close them well. Even when they have a built in zip lock closure, I have problems. Would it be better to transfer the vegies to freezer bags and freeze in small amounts? One trick I have used for freezing things like ground meat, is to wrap the portions in wax paper and then put them into freezer bags. Seems to cut down on any freezer burn or ice crystals.

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