Sunday, March 6, 2011

Don't waste it! Blanche it!

In my weekly grocery shopping spree, I ran across a great price on fresh broccoli crowns.  In my haste of taking advantage of the sale, I didn't listen to the logical of my brain that was screaming, "STOP!"  It wasn't until I got home that I realized the truth - the three of us couldn't eat all of that fresh broc before it went bad.  *smacks forehead*  Duh!

So, I decided right then and there to do the next best thing to eating it fresh - blanch and freeze.  (You can find instructions on how to blanch and freeze broccoli here.)  After an hour of work, I had 7 lbs of chopped, blanched and individually-bagged servings of broccoli waiting to go into the freezer.  Yum!

Since I had the hot water boiled, I flash-blanched a couple bunches of asparagus.  Now, all I have to do is quick fry them in some butter before serving along side tonight's dinner.  Double yum!

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