Friday, September 23, 2011

Freezing Green Peppers

I had a VERY generous friend share this box of peppers with me!
I was so excited because they are so expensive in the stores right now.
The nice thing about freezing is that it is fast and you don't have to let things go to waste.
If you aren't sure how to freeze a certain product, just look it up on the internet or refer to {my favorite} the Ball Blue Book of Preserving.
HERE is also a really good list of how to freeze fruits and vegetables.
Green peppers are especially easy because you don't have to blanch them.
Here is how to do it...

Wash thoroughly, cut out stems, and remove seeds.

Freeze whole, as halves, strips, or diced.
I like them diced...they go easily into casserole dishes.
A food processor or blender makes it go faster:).

 Pack into freezer bags, seal, label, and freeze.

Having fresh, chopped green peppers in the freezer is wonderful.
It makes cooking a dish so much faster and convenient!



Debby said...

I love your picture with the pumpkin. What yummy food youhave on your farm.

Teresa said...

I never thought of chopping them in the food processor, it would go much faster than the way I was doing it. Just found your blog:) It is beautiful!!! Those hills look a familiar, except I am on the other side!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Smart, smart, smart. Thamks for this great tip!

Intentional Living Homestead said...

Great post...this is the only way to go with peppers...and during the winter months when peppers are so expensive, we don't have to worry, cause our freezers are full.


Kisses1965 said...

I do this all the time. I got tired of paying a lot for a little on the green pepper and onion mix so started doing my own. I put mine in the food processor and chop them up. I then put them on a cookie sheet and set them in the freezer for about half an hour, then bag them. This helps them not to freeze into a rock and it's easy to just pour out what you need.

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