Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thrifty Thursday-Freeze That Food

While reading one of my favorite blogs,
Jami explained how she freezes snap peas 
and other veggies without blanching first.
Good to know, as I haven't yet ventured into the world of canning.

We've been loading up on leeks while they last,
so freezing was our best option.  
Some folks have those vacuum sealers 
to help with food storage,
but that didn't appeal to me 
and I looked for something different.
She showed us a great and simple trick 
for keeping the food fresh in the freezer here.

One thing I look forward to with canning,
is not having to buy plastic bags anymore.
I'm not thrilled with using plastic,
but I know that something better will come along.
Until then, we'll use this method to get the most out of our veggies.

All you need is a freezer bag and a straw
(and a good set of lungs).
Just zip the bag almost closed, insert the straw
and suck all that air right outta there.
The kids would have a blast helping with this task.

Who needs another gadget, when it's this easy?