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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 prckrng. Wash in cold water, sort and cut into
appropriate
srzes Blanch or scald
Pack In recom-
mended
container
and freeze
Do not freeze lettuce,
celery, carrot sticks. pota-
toes or fresh tomatoes
All WIII become
limp or
mushy Tomatoes will collapse
when thawed
Freezing
Meats-The
meat you thaw can only
oe 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-
ated 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
trmel0to15minutestoallowforadditional
cooking
during reheating.
Omit seasonings
and part of the
lrqurd. Plan to odd them at reheating
time. Pota-
toes should also be added
to soup and stew at
heating
time. Add crumb and cheese topplngs
at
heating
trme
Cool as rapidly
as possible and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-lrqurd
dishes may be frozen In rec-
ommended
containers
wrth head~spoce
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, line it with 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 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
cookres may be dropped,
molded
or rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bag or
carton,
bake
without
thawing.
Refrrgeratorrtype
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 frllrngs do not freeze solid. Cut steam
vents In top crusts when ready to bake

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