10 Common Foods You Never Knew You Could Freeze With Ease
If a good sale, a bounty of seasonal fruit or vegetables at the farmers market, or your own personal harvest leaves you with more food than you can use right away, there's no need to let it go to waste. Here's how to freeze some foods you might never have realized you could preserve.
Freeze butter in the box it came in to prevent freezer burn. Thaw the whole box or individual sticks in the refrigerator overnight. If you need butter right away, you can thaw it in the microwave by heating it in 10-second intervals until it softens. Just be careful not to heat it for too long because butter melts quickly.
Peel your bananas, place them in a freezer bag, and pop them in the freezer. You can thaw the bananas to use them in bread and baked goods or use them frozen in smoothies to lend thickness to your drink. But don't freeze bananas thinking you can eat them fresh later; the only way to eat them fresh is when they are fresh.