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    Default can you pre-cut veggies?

    I have recently gone back to working full time and I have been putting meals in the crockpot 2-3 times a week. It works out great especially on soccer nights, but I'd like to avoid the veggie chopping in the mornings with getting 4 kids and me out the door by 7 and dh works nights and isn't off yet it would be a real time saver. So does anyone know if I can precut the veggies on Sun. night put them in water in the fridge and use them for dinners on mon tues and possibly wed. nights?

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    I don't see why you can't. I would wash and dry them (very important to dry them) Then cut up and put in baggies or plastic containers and they should be good to go!

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    I've done it both ways, and it works fine!


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    Shouldn't be a problem to precut veggies. My friend used to do it when her kids were little so that she could always have them ready for snacks, etc....

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    I precut onions & peppers and freeze them for cooking later. I also pre peel & cut potatoes and keep them in cold water in the fridge. They are usually only good like that for one day though. Carrots & celery you can peel & chop and put in water.

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    Me too, I put them in a bowl of water in the fridge and they stay nice and crisp!

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    My parents always pre-cut veggies for snacking and put them in water in the fridge. They were great. They didn't dry out and were nice and crisp.

    For cooking, I would pre-cut and freeze, unless you are planning on steaming and want them crisper, in which case I would just refrigerate them.

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    Thanks everyone, this will be a big help in the mornings even if I just precut the night before.

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    I always wash, peel, and cut my veggies - its more incentive to snack on those than something else.

    you can either have in a container with water, or cover with a damp paper towel.

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    I go so far as to harvest, cut and freeze for the year, I can just grab bags as needed to dump in the crock pot.

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    well i have been cutting an putting them in water the night before and is really taking a load of me in the mornings and before dinner.

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