ThriftyFun News August 28, 2004 - Freezing Food

ThriftyFun News
Freezing Food

Volume Six, Number 33, August 28, 2004


This weeks TF News is about Freezing Food. We have links to a bunch of useful information below. We also have two Brainstorms where you can post your own freezing tips and recipes.


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This newsletter contains:

  • Brainstorm: Freezer Meal Recipes
  • Brainstorm: Freezing Food Tips
  • Robbyn's Friendly Freezer
  • Freezing Prepared Foods
  • Freezing Meats and Seafood - Freezer Storage Chart
  • Freezing Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs and Dairy Products
  • Freezing Vegetables
  • Quality for Keeps - Freezing Fruits
  • Once-A-Month-Cooking Plans and Recipes
  • An Introduction to Freezer Meals
  • Freezing Vegetables (PDF)
  • Freezing Fruits and Berries (PDF)

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Freezing Food

Brainstorm: Freezer Meal Recipes

Freezer meal recipes. Saving time and money with your freezer. Post your ideas!

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Brainstorm: Freezing Food Tips

Here are some food freezing tips. Post your ideas below!

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Robbyn's Friendly Freezer

An informative and friendly website with OAMC recipes and information.


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Freezing Prepared Foods

This is a fantastic extension page about freezing prepared foods: "Preparing food ahead of time and freezing it can save time, energy and money. Frozen cooked foods also add variety to your menu, offer quick meals for unexpected company and provide nutritious choices for busy days. When you are preparing a main dish, it takes only a little more effort and time to make enough for several meals. You can freeze all of the prepared food in meal-size packages, or serve part of the food immediately and freeze the rest. It is more economical to make your own supply of prepared dishes than to purchase commercially prepared foods."

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Freezing Meats and Seafood - Freezer Storage Chart

This extension page has information about freezing meats and seafood. It also has a freezing storage chart that tells you how long meats and seafood can be safely frozen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the chart.

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Freezing Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs and Dairy Products

Another great extension page from the University of Missouri. Has tips, safety information and how-tos for freezing Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs and Dairy Products. "Freezing Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs and Dairy Products"

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Freezing Vegetables

Blanching is vital when freezing vegetables, this extension page has detailed information about various ways to blanch veggies. It also has how-tos for specific vegetables. "Frozen foods can add variety to your meals year-round. As with any method of food preservation, following specific guidelines will assure you of high quality, safe food. For additional information, refer to other Human Environmental Sciences guides in the Quality for Keeps freezer series."

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Quality for Keeps - Freezing Fruits

This extension site offers a very detailed and technical look at freezing fruits. "Frozen foods can add variety to your meals year-round. As with any method of food preservation, following specific guidelines will assure you of high quality, safe food."

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Once-A-Month-Cooking Plans and Recipes

Here are some great plans put together for Once-A-Month-Cooking: "The following links are plans and recipes that I love to use at almost every OAMC session that I do.  I have developed these plans myself utilizing recipes that I've received from websites, mailing lists and friends.  I hope that you enjoy these plans as much as I do!"

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An Introduction to Freezer Meals

Deborah Taylor-Hough has published some of the best information on the subject freezer meals and once-a-month-cooking. Check out the link below for a nice introduction to cooking for your freezer as well as a Lasagna recipe to help get you started. If you know of any other links feel free to post them in the feedback section.

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Freezing Vegetables (PDF)

Fresh vegetables can be frozen quickly and easily during the harvest season. Whether you freeze purchased or home-grown vegetables, the keys to a successful product are using vegetables at the peak of ripeness and freezing quickly after purchase or harvest.

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Freezing Fruits and Berries (PDF)

Freezing is an easy way to preserve foods. It preserves food by stopping the growth of bacteria, mold, and yeast. Correctly frozen foods maintain excellent color, flavor, texture, and food value. Frozen berries and fruits are delicious as snacks or in other dishes.

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