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Freezing Vegetables
- Freeze only fresh hrgh-
qualrty
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
approprrate
sizes. Blanch or scald
Pack In recom-
mended
container
and freeze.
Do not freeze lettuce,
celery, carrot sticks, pota-
toes 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 va-
por proof.
If not, re-wrap
meats with one of the
wraps recommended
under "Packaging".
Freezing
Cooked
Food-Prepare
cooked
foods as you would for the table,
shorten cooking
time10 to15 mrnutes toallow
for additronal
cooktng
during reheating.
Omit seasonings
and part of the
liquid. Plan to add them at reheattng
time
Pota-
toes should also be added
to soup and stew at
heating
time. Add crumb and cheese topprngs
at
heating
trme
Cool as rapidly
as possible
and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-ltqurd
dishes may be frozen in rec-
ommended
conturners
with heod-space
Casser-
oles 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, ltne It wrth foil.
Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the foil package,
bag it
and return to freezer
Freezing Baked Goods
-Wrap
baked
breads
in recommended
material.
Thaw in wrapping
Un-
baked
yeast breads
can be
ozen 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
simrlar
pies before
freezing..
rich fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam
vents in top crusts when ready to bake

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