Monday, January 9, 2017

Preparing Green Pepper for the Freezer


Here's a little tip to make life easier for you in the New Year, and help to save you money.
I know we've all been in a situation where we find our vegetable bin overflowing with vegetables on their last legs. Sometimes you buy something on sale  (in my case, a four pack of green peppers), and then decide not to make the dish that made use of them. I cannot stand waste of any kind, so certainly don't want to watch my fresh vegetables all go bad. So...what to do? The answer is simple. I'm sure you've all seen bags of chopped onion in the freezer section of your grocery store. Did you know that you can also dice and freeze green pepper? I generally set aside one day a week to go through everything that's in my vegetable bin and determine what can be  chopped, bagged, and frozen for future use.
Today is my chopping day. I bought a bag of onions on sale, so I'm going to be dicing them, bagging them up in measured quantities, and freezing them; I'm chopping and bagging green peppers as well. As some recipes (namely my favorite Greek salad) call for strips of green pepper, I'll cut half of the green peppers in slices and bag those for future Greek salad use. The rest I'll dice for use in soups, stews, and sauces.
Not only are you going to find this invaluable in the coming year, but you will also save time and money. Let's try to make things easier for ourselves in the New Year. You can start right here.
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5 comments:

Mountain Mama said...

You're just like me! I freeze everything I can - I simply hate to waste any food! Now if only I could get my kids to be the same way....

Stacey said...

Pattie, it's so funny that you wrote about this...

I have bought several red and green bell peppers in the last week because they are on sale. Tomorrow I'm going to roast a bunch of veggies and anything that's not used will be frozen. It's so nice when you can pull out something already chopped and throw it in a recipe.
I don't like to waste food either.

Stacey said...

All of your recipes look so wonderful! I'm going to go back and Pin like crazy.;)

Gill said...

I did just this today, with the four left over peppers from a large bag bought for the Christmas holidays. They go great on pizza!

Roseann Hampton said...

Peppers must have been on sale everywhere recently! I have some in my fridge that need to go in the freezer!