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  1. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I have been working on my stockpile and have been buying dried beans. Can I freeze them in their bags? What about spaghetti and other pastas? Thanks !
  2. Frugal Living
    Does anyone else go on a 'self impossed' spending freeze to help get their spending under control or to 'jump start' their frugalness? Usually after the holidays (when I find a few good deals for next years Christmas), I always seem to get flustered and fed up with a lot of spending that I just...
  3. General Chat
    i made a whole crockpot and i am the only one that eats it...so instead of thowing any away...i want to try and preserve it....thanks for your help....
  4. Question and Answer
    Has anyone used/tried freeze dried strawberries in their baking? If so, how did you do it and how did it turn out? Pro's / Con's of using them vs fresh strawberries? Less moisture, more intense flavour? Any tips / suggestions?
  5. Kitchen Basics
    I imagine since it's a dairy product it can be forzen for later use, like milk or yogurt. Would give it a good stir once thawed!Has anyone tried this? How'd it go?
  6. Stockpiling
    Started with an empty freshly defrosted freezer and added some frozen veggies and some flour. the next day added 63 pounds fresh meat. Last night i had bad dreams things were not freezing so I checked on the freezer late this morning. almost 24 hours after fresh meant was added,Some was now...
  7. Meal planning
    I'm curious...has anyone done this? I made lemon bars yesterday and used more lemons than I needed zested. It seemed like a waste. I thought I would freeze it next time. I know there's plenty I could add it to. I love lemon. But would it work?
  8. General Chat
    It's on sale starting tomorrow and I have coupons that will make it very cheap. Problem is I know I won't use more than 1 or 2 before they go bad. Can you freeze Sour cream? If so, what is it like when you defrost it? Can you still use it as a topping for baked potatoes or would you have to...
  9. Christmas
    early? I was thinking about doing this today so I don't have any actual prep work on the big day. What sides freeze well for you?
  10. Question and Answer
    I have lots of beets in the garden. I have no desire to can this year with a wee little one crawling all around. Can I freeze beets? I never have and don't remember ever seeing them in the grocery stores. Hopefully someone has some idea! Thanks in advance.
  11. Question and Answer
    I got a bunch of Duncan Hines cake mixes for .33 each today. I don't intend on baked 4 cakes anytime in the near future. We've never had a pantry moth problem, but I've done the "mold" thing and in doing so, we had cockroaches in that particular condo because of the moisture. It didn't matter...
  12. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I boil for 3 mins, remove from heat, leave in pot with water, allow it to cool down, then bag with same water they were boiled in. I know some drain off water & freeze with no water. What is your method?:cheer4:
  13. Question and Answer
    I'm trying to cook more meals that I can freeze but I don't know what freezes well other than homemade chicken soup, chilli/taco meat, and my homemade Italian soups (pasta fagoli, tuscan white bean etc). I need ideas! My husband and I are getting sick of the same "back up" meals over and over...
  14. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I'm making up a cooler or snacks for a friend due any day now with her first baby... they all need to be freezable! I have one day to do this, LOL, so I thought I'd ask you guys if you have any favorite freezable snacks!
  15. Kitchen Basics
    My daughter and I both love them . I found a bag of dried chick peas at walmart the other day and I was quite pleased. I soaked and cooked them yesterday but I dont think we will eat all these before they go bad. Can I freeze some of them? Thank you in advance for your help!
  16. Stockpiling
    Apologies in advance, Greebo, if this belongs in Food. Really good deal on cottage cheese so want to stock up. Can I freeze cottage cheese or will it become a disgusting goopy mess?
  17. General Chat
    Today dh and ds are gone all day and i mean all day... until like 1 or 2 tomorrow morning....once in a while they go gaming. So i am planning on making some beef stew and would like to make a huge batch and have enough to freeze... no pressure cooker or i would can.... I have already cleaned...
  18. General Chat
    Dh cooked a pot of spaghetti sauce today in the slow cooker and we of course had supper and there was some left over... dh said there is not enough to save and i just looked at him and said... i am saving it...it turned out that there was a whole jar full....can i freeze this in the jar or...
  19. Meal planning
    I made beef stew tonight and put 1/2 in a glass bowl and 1/2 in another glass bowl and I want to freeze one for another time. Will it break or is it okay?
  20. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I know it sounds like a basic question and I guess it is. I want to know how to freeze meals (extra bakes or leftovers) and then how do you cook them when you are ready to eat them? I have made and frozen bean burritos before. Just made them up and the microwaved them like frozen burritos you...
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