Food isn’t exactly cheap these days so it only makes sense that when we see our favorite foods on sale, we want to stock up. But while there is an occasional need to stock up on the necessities, it doesn’t always make sense to buy that twelve pack of butter. However, what if you could freeze some of these items? That would be the ultimate game changer.
Well, guess what? There are probably some foods you’ve never even thought about freezing. This includes some foods that are actually better frozen. And a side bonus of a freezer full of food? Your freezer will run more efficiently saving you even more money!
9 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze:
Baking season is just around the corner which means you’ll want to stock up on this staple. It’s easy to freeze by simply freezing it in its original packaging and placing it inside an airtight bag. To use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Butter usually lasts for 6 months.
Just like other dry goods, these can be frozen for months at a time. They may get a little dry but you can just pop them in the microwave with a damp paper towel and they’ll be fine.
Garlic freezes well whether you decide to chop it up or freeze it whole!
If you have kids in the house, chips are a snacking mainstay. Snatch them up when you find a bargain and freeze them to keep the fresh. Or, on the flip side, if you don’t go through a bag quickly, they can get stale. Store the half-eaten bag in the freezer to keep the chips freeze. They only take a minute to thaw.
You most likely keep your flour in the pantry, but the freezer is actually the better place to store it. Most bakers keep it in the freezer because cold ingredients make for fluffier baked goods.
6. Corn on the Cob
Believe it or not, you can throw that fresh ear of farmer’s market corn in the freezer, husk and all! If you purchase it at the grocery store, you’ll want to remove the husks, but either way, it will last the better part of a year.
Keep in mind you will only be able to use them in guacamole, but all you have to do is wash, peel and toss into a freezer bag with a little lemon juice and you are good to go!
9. Cooked Rice and Pasta
Save time by cooking large batches of pasta and rice then freezing into individual portions to use later.