10 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Freeze
Save money by buying in bulk and making use of your freezer
Both home cooks and chefs can agree that food doesn't exactly come cheap these days. So, when we see items we love on sale, we want the whole stock of them. In the beginning of a new year, we can already foresee the countless trips to the grocery store ahead. Showing up at everything from kids’ birthday parties to weekday dinners, some products make necessary and repeated appearances, and they’re worth buying in bulk. But rationality kicks in as you realize that buying 10 packages of butter or 12 industrial blocks of cheese, despite the great prices, isn't a good idea.
However, if you plan to use the product within the next year, consider filling your cart up. Meet your new best friend: the freezer.
Surprisingly, foods you typically wouldn't think of putting in arctic temperatures can not only be frozen, but sometimes are better for it. Nuts on sale for 10 cents a pound? Load them up! Bushels of fresh herbs overflowing in your garden? Make a home for them in your freezer. Better yet, almost any food you can think of will actually keep well when defrosting time comes. If saving money isn't enough motivation, freezing can also help effectively store and portion meals so you don't overindulge.
With some heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic bags, and plastic wrap, you can store some of your essential everyday — and party — food for months. Now you just have to clean out that freezer to make room for your new finds.
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