Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cheap Berries


There is nothing better than fresh berries, but they go bad so fast. Since my venture into frugaldom, I have learned so much. This is my newest thing. I buy lots of fresh berries when the are on sale for 99 cents a pint, flash freeze them and put them into baggies for oatmeal, to use on top french toast and in my cottage cheese.

This is how you do it:

1. Wash the berries.

2. Lay them flat on a towel until they are dry.

3. Place them on a sheet pan with enough room so they don't touch each other.

4. Put them in the freezer for about an hour.

5. Remove them and put them into baggies. (This way you can take out only what you need and they aren't all stuck to each other!)

6. Enjoy fresh berries year round!

28 comments:

  1. Great tip! I can't help myself when I see the big containers of blueberries on sale, but we can't eat them fast enough, so this is a great idea.

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  2. I have never done this but I can see where it makes total sense!

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  3. Thanks for posting this. I have been wondering how to freeze berries without them getting squishy!

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  4. I'm still looking for cheap berries. They're so expensive here and hardly go on sale. I buy the frozen ones, occasionally, and thaw them. :)

    http://theartsymom.tk

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  5. We love berries in our house, and I do the same basic thing.

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  6. Popping in to say hi from Friendly Friday. I always need help in answering the dreaded dinner question, too :-) (Mostly because I have been too busy on the computer, that I've forgotten to prepare something.)

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  7. I'm your newest follower from blog hop friday!

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  8. Stopping by from Blog Hop Friday!

    I love doing this! I take my kiddos picking for veggies and fruit and do the same thing with it. It saves a ton of money!


    Lauren @ Midgetmomma1200budget.blogspot.com

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  9. Those are gorgeous! I agree; nothing like fresh berries!

    Just heard about Friday blog hop tonight... following you!

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  10. This is a great idea. I do that with my strawberries and bananas so that I can make smoothies, but never thought to do them with fresh berries!

    I am a new follower from Blog Hop Friday. If you wish, follow me back:

    www.critiqueoftheunique.blogspot.com

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  11. Good Tip! Visiting from New friend friday!

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  12. yummy! yummy! linking up from FF. do visit my page also

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  13. I have done this with blueberries, do the blackberries and raspberries hold up okay?

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  15. I'm stopping by from Follow Me Friday. I am so excited to find (and follow) your blog! Your recipes look wonderful! I can't wait to try some of them :)
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  16. Great tip!

    (visiting from nff)
    http://danilykewoah.blogspot.com/

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  17. Following from Friday Blog Hop! I'm always looking for new ideas for dinner.

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  18. Hi There.
    I'm looking for your Friday-Follow post.
    Have a great day!

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  19. Frugal and food...great combo!! Following you from the blog hop!
    ~Amy

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  20. Berries are so delicious! I'm visiting from Friday Blog Hop. I'm already a follower.

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  21. I am now following your blog!!!
    whoot whoot
    I would love a follow back ;)
    http://stashmama.blogspot.com/
    Thanks!

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  22. Following you, would love you to follow me back :) Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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  23. it's friday, i'm hopping
    http://home-momblog.blogspot.com/

    this is a really great idea! I will def be looking for markdowns in other things as well.

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  24. I'm visiting from Social Parade and I'm your newest follower. I am looking forward to getting to know you. Have a great weekend! Candace~♥

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  25. So that's how you "flash-freeze" - LOL so simple, but it's something I've always wondered about but never taken the time to look up. Thanks so much...I love berries of all kinds, and use them almost daily in smoothies. :)

    Nice to have found your blog.

    Michele

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  26. I'm a new follower of friendly Friday follow, please follow me back.
    Thanks, Mr. Monkey

    http://laughingmonkeystick.blogspot.com/

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  27. I learned this tip from my mother-in-law ... but I don't do it regularly. Thanks for the reminder!

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