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Waste food, used teabags, coffee grounds and so on can be placed in a sealed biodegradable bag and frozen. The food won't decompose, so won't taint other freezer contents, nor will your kitchen or bins smell.
Why do you have to add sugar? Will this not make the cucumbers too sweet?
After slicing mangoes, I would like to make a sweet syrup to add to them before freezing. What type would be best?
How long can you keep orange juice you have frozen in a bottle?
Can you refreeze deer hot dogs that were defrosted outside of the refrigator for a day?
Can you freeze Armour jarred dried beef? I did not use it all when I opened it.
Can I soak the fries in cold water with a little brown sugar before frying and then pack to be frozen?
Is chicken that was cooked in February 2014 with fahita seasoning in it OK to eat now?
I bought a head of cabbage, but I'm limited on my intake. Can I just freeze it, or does it need to be cooked and then frozen?
Does an orange chiffon pie freeze well? If so how do I freeze it?
A friend shipped me fresh lemons from her tree. They froze in shipment and now they are thawed. Can I wash them and cut them in half and refreeze them to use for juice?
Can you freeze water chestnuts and what kind of container would you use?
When I open a bag of corn, I use my scissors and cut across the top of the bag, leaving enough that I can use it to tie my bag up with it. The other thing I use is leftover twisty ties.
Can I freeze leftover lasagna? And if so, in what, a glass container, or plastic?
What kind of bags do you use in boiling water? When I freeze my sauce, I use regular freezer bags. I don't think I can safely boil those. Thanks for taking the time for my question.
I was just wondering why you have to add onions to the brine. Does this not change the taste of the cucumbers?
I had a gallon of milk and lots of cheese and I was going on vacation and I didn't want to throw them away. I made a large batch of cheese sauce and I wanted to know if I could freeze it and if so for how long?
How do I freeze edible but matured snap or Chinese pea pods? They have full pods.
Can I Cryovac fresh diced vegies such as potatoes, carrots, zucchini, onions, and peas, and then freeze them? Do I have to blanch them first?
If I freeze seafood chowmein from Mark's and Spencer's, will it make me ill? It says not suitable for home freezing.
I can't use sugar, sugar feeds cancer. I have cancer and a lot of cucumbers.
When is the best time to put the bananas in the freezer? I need to know the best time to cut them before placing in the freezer for my smoothies. When they are green or right as they start turning ripe?
Can you freeze chocolate clusters (with peanuts) and freeze M and Ms? I have too much left over from Christmas; however, I am having a gathering on January 11 and will put them out at that time.
I have some pork ribs that have been frozen since 2006. Other than taste, are they still good?
I have a glass Pyrex dish of patrician potatoes leftover from Thanksgiving. It contains sour cream and cream cheese. Can I freeze this dish?
I recently harvested my turnips and didn't have time to prepare them for freezing. I had left them in the garage for a few days.
How long can you freeze bread for and what is the best way to wrap it for freezing?
Can I freeze kale, tomatoes, blueberries, etc. without cooking, as I use them daily for shakes?
Please can someone tell me if you can freeze fried onions, and if so how?
Can pasteurized processed American cheese that comes in 2lb. blocks be frozen?
I bought a frozen pie from the store and then cooked it at home. Can you refreeze?
When deep-freezing bananas, the starch therein, or at least some part of it, turns to sugar. Will this be dextrose or fructose?Thank you.
I've never grown tomatillos before and just like everything else they don't all ripen at the same time. How long will they keep and what's the best way to keep them until I have enough to freeze? Also can they be re-frozen once thawed.
I froze sliced raw russet potatoes, and some of them turned reddish-purple, what happened and are they safe to eat?
I want to make a fresh salsa, but need to freeze the ingredients as I get them. Once I have everything mixed together can I re-freeze everything in portion bags? I have a vacuum sealer that I plan on using for both processes.
Can I pre-make my meatloaf and freeze it and cook it when I'm ready for it?
Can I cut up sausage, green bell peppers, and onions and freeze them in a bag together with out cooking them?
I am wanting to freeze Velveeta, how do you suggest I go about this?I know it is awful, but I like the fake cheese that is Velveeta. Has anyone ever tried this? This is for your hot pocket recipe.
I have carrots just picked from the garden. Can I freeze or do I have to blanch first?
I have ended up with 5 dozen hardboiled, shelled eggs. Can I freeze them? Please help.
Can I freeze raw sugar beets, and for how long? Does freezing destroy it's natural nutrients?
My husband and I love casseroles, but as we're only a family of two, we always have leftovers.
How do I freeze nectarines w/o using sugary syrup? Is there a simple solution to use to freeze them?
I would like to know what the recommended time limit is for frozen zucchini bread?
You can freeze eggs by cracking them open and mixing them well. Then just put the mixed eggs in ice trays and freeze. Two cubes is equal to one egg. Then just take them out as you need them.
In boiling water, the cooking times for sugar peas and snow peas are respectively 2 minutes, and 1-1/2 minutes. The blanching times given in many of the lists I found on-line, are 2-3 minutes. Does not that mean that your blanched sugar and snow peas are already fully cooked, or even overcooked?
If you make gatorade pops for the summer and spring, it will be really good for when the kids come in from a day of activity. Ice cubes are nice too for cups of gatorade so that it won't be diluted down.
If you find them on sale and want to preserve them, freezing is a great option. Just cut them up in either chunks or dice, or you can puree them and freeze them in ice cube trays.
I love fresh figs, but when there are too many to eat, a rare occurrence, I peel them, and cook down until I have a fruit syrup. Then I freeze it for future cooking/baking uses.
Can cake balls be made a week or two in advance and frozen until the date of my party in the proper freeze container that won't smash them?
Cut the whole loaf into serving sized pieces. Butter one side or skip this step if you don't butter yours. Cut each slice in half and fold over (if buttered), butter sides in. Wrap each one in Saran Wrap then put the entire sliced loaf into a freezer container.
I need juice cartons to freeze orange juice. Is it possible to let me know were I can go? Thank you.
When I buy meat in larger quantities, this is how I package them for the freezer. I patty up my 8 oz. burgers. You can pull them out 2 at a time, for meals that call for a pound.
My mom has several fully cooked hams in her freezer. Some are as old as five years. She wants to eat them. Are they still good?
When cooking coq au vin, at what stage can you freeze it, if you can freeze it?
The bags that cereal comes in are great for storing all the leftover veggies in the freezer. I use a clothespin or chip clip to hold it closed.
We froze a store bought ham and thawed it 3 months later. We then baked it for Easter dinner and we have a lot left. Can we refreeze the baked ham again?