DID you know there’s £860 million worth of good food sitting in all of our freezers?
So make one night a week eat from the freezer night – make a meal out of the foods you have in the freezer. This will save you time and money, as well as preventing good food going to waste.
You can only freeze food on the day of purchase
False – food can be frozen at any point up to the end of the use-by date.
Many foods can’t be frozen
False – you can freeze almost any food (including hard cheese, eggs, bread, home made meals, cakes) although some foods do not freeze as well as others. The structure of some foods with a high water content like lettuce and tomatoes will change when frozen, however these can still be frozen and used for soups and sauces, rather than throwing them away.
Vegetables must be thawed before cooking
False – there is no need to thaw, simply steam or boil from frozen for 5-10 minutes, depending on the variety.
You can’t freeze dairy foods
False – you can freeze hard cheese, like cheddar and stilton, as well as milk, cream (slightly whipped) and butter so there’s no need to run out when people come to stay.
Bread and cakes don’t freeze well
False – they freeze brilliantly. Any cakes, scones, bread loaves or rolls, butter iced or plain cakes, uncooked pastries and pancakes love the freezer, so you’ll always have a tasty treat on hand even when unexpected guests drop by.