March is National Frozen Food Month, do you...

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Thu, 03-15-2012 - 8:01am

Do you use a lot of frozen food product? What type of frozen foods do you use most? If you use frozen veggies is it a seasonal thing for when you can't get fresh?

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Thu, 03-15-2012 - 10:10am
We do use quite a bit of frozen foods. I have a lot of frozen veggies including peas, carrots, & brocolli; frozen fruit, including blueberries and mixed berries; Hot Pockets for DH; Lean Cuisine, Eating Right & Healthy Choice entrees for me. It isn't a seasonal thing for us. Fresh veggies & even fruit tend to get thrown out before getting used up. With ffrozen it doesn't go bad before we can use it. I love putting frozen blueberries in my cereal. The frozen veggies get thrown in a pot of soup for lunch or dinner.

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Thu, 03-15-2012 - 10:10am

My freezer is usually pretty well stocked with meat & veggies, not too much frozen prepared food.


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Thu, 03-15-2012 - 1:14pm
We don't buy many frozen foods, but we do freeze a lot of other things like fresh veggies (to use later) and meat (when we find a good sale). We usually keep a frozen pizza on hand for those I-don't-feel-like-cooking days and maybe some ice cream for a treat. In the summer we're likely to have popsicles too, but I'm going to try to remember to make my own this year.
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Thu, 03-15-2012 - 10:21pm

I have alot of frozen veggies, like peas, greenbeans, asparagus, cauliflower blend, etc.

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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 7:34pm
Most times it's seasonal for me...I'll use fresh until I can't get it anymore, try and buy fresh (or as fresh as it can be being shipped in from other states) but you're right things go bad quickly. Bought raspberries for ds's pancakes and used once, the next day they were molding!
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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 7:37pm
I try not to keep to much frozen prepared foods but will keep french bread pizza and pizza bites on hand for ds. Great for nights he isn't really hungry or if he has a late night at school I'm not a big fan of frozen carrots either and ds doesn't like frozen broccoli. To many stems for him so I always have fresh carrots and broccoli in the fridge.
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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 8:30pm
I've learned to check raspberries well while still at the store. One day we bought some, brought them home, started to wash them for the impatient toddler, and discovered mold. Something about raspberries, they mold fast.
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Sat, 03-17-2012 - 11:02am
In most cases frozen is better than fresh unless you buy locally. Freezing is done within three days, and in some cases same day as the fruit or veggie is picked, while fresh isn't fresh. Some "fresh" stuff can be in warehouses for weeks or shipped for days before arriving in stores.

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Sun, 03-18-2012 - 1:33pm
Hi Kim,
I don't use many frozen veggies. I do have frozen dill , spinach in my selection though. I mainly use the freezer for fresh fish or chicken (I don't eat red meat) , and little bags of frozen veggies that I separate out to use in minestrone soup.
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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 12:53pm
twig04 wrote:
Hi Kim,
I don't use many frozen veggies. I do have frozen dill , spinach in my selection though. I mainly use the freezer for fresh fish or chicken (I don't eat red meat) , and little bags of frozen veggies that I separate out to use in minestrone soup.

Suzan, What do you put in your minestrone? I was just looking at the little baggies of veggies in my freezer and thinking soup for tonight. Minestrone sounds good! Think I could dump it all in the crock pot?

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