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Freezing
Vegetables
- Freeze only fresh hrgh-
quality
vegetables
picked
when
barely
mature
For best results, freeze
no more than 2 to 3 hours
after picking.
Wash in cold water, sort and cut Into
appropriate
sizes. Blanch or scald. Pack in recom-
mended
container
and freeze
Do not freeze
lettuce,
celery,
carrot
sticks,
potatoes
or fresh tomatoes.
All will become
limp or
mushy Tomatoes
will collapse
when thawed.
Freezing
Meats
- The meat you thaw can only
be as good
as the meat
you freeze. "Drugstore"
wrap
in meal-size
packages.
Flat cuts or patties
should be wrapped
individually
or in layers sepa-
rated by a double
thickness
of freezer wrap.
Make
sure store wrappings
are moisture
and
vapor
proof. If not, re-wrap
meats with one of the
wraps
recommended
under "Packagrngl'
Freezing
Cooked
Food -Prepare
cooked
foods
as you would for the table, shorten cooking
time 10
to 15 minutes to allow
for additional
cooking
dur-
rng reheating.
Omit seasonings
and part of the liq-
uid Plan to add them at reheating
time. Potatoes
should also be added
to soup and stew at heating
time. Add crumb
and cheese
toppings
at heating
time.
Cool as rapidly
as possible
and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-liquid
dishes may be frozen in rec-
ommended
containers
with head-space.
Cas-
seroles and other more solid foods may be frozen
In the baking
container.
If you don't want to leave
your casserole
dish in the freezer, line it with foil.
Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the for1 package,
bag
it
and return to freezer.
Freezing
Baked
Goods-
Wrap baked
breads
in
recommended
material.
Thaw
in wrapping.
Unbaked
yeast breads
can be frozen after the first
rising. Punch down, wrap and freeze.
Bake cookies
as usual. Cool and freeze on trays,
then pack
in recommended
freezer
bags or car-
tons Unbaked
cookies
may be dropped,
molded
or rolled and frozen on cookie
trays. Store in bag or
carton;
bake
without
thawing.
Refrigerator-type
cookies
can be wrapped
and frozen in roll form.
Thaw only enough
to slice when ready
to bake.
Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked.
Bake without
thawing.
Bake
pecan
and
similar
pies
before
freezing..
rich fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam
gents in top crusts when ready
to bake.

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