Couponing 101: What Foods Can You Freeze?

Couponing 101: What Foods Can You Freeze?

Couponing 101: What Foods Can You Freeze?

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by MoneySavingQueen.com

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Posted on March 14, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 14 at 7:00 AM

Have you ever wanted to stock up on cheese, milk or even eggs on sale? We all see great deals on these items from time to time but most folks do not stock up on them because they'll likely go bad before they're used. But, did you know you can freeze these items? The trick is knowing how to do it.

I've written many articles on the subject and here are a few tips from our readers:

Butter & Cheese: Freeze in original packaging, place in a bag with air removed. It will keep for 6-9 months.

Candy: Yep, freeze it in it’s bag and thaw it out later. Catch after-holiday sales for the best deals.

Bread: Freeze bread for shorter uses in original packaging, if you wish to freeze it for long term use then use a vacuum sealer or freezer bags.

Bananas: Before freezing, remove the peel and place in freezer bags.

Eggs: For freezing eggs, separate yolks from whites. For whites, package and freeze. For yolks, add 2 tablespoons of sugar or 1 teaspoon of salt to each pint. Blend carefully but avoid whipping it, be sure to remove air bubbles from top before you freeze.

Doughs such as bread, cakes, cookies, rolls: It is best to freeze these uncooked, then pull them out and throw them in the oven.

Milk: Can be frozen up to six months. However, the consistency after being frozen may not be very pleasing. It could be used for baking and cooking if the frozen-then-thawed version is not appealing.

We all know you can freeze fruits and veggies but this list gives you a little something outside of the norm. When I found out I could freeze cheese, that totally changed my perspective when I found amazing cheese deals. Now, I have a freezer full! What foods do you freeze?


 

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