Sunday, March 8, 2009

Storing Celery

Recently I found large stalks of celery for 50-cents each. We use a lot of celery when making soup so I bought 4 of the largest stalks I could find. To store it I first rinse it well, cut off leaves and blemishes, and then cut it into bite size pieces. Elizabeth helped me cut all the celery today and she was very proud using a "dangerous" knife.
After all the celery has been cut I put it in plastic zipper bags; I usually put 1 1/2 to 2 cups per bag.
Next all the bags are put into the freezer; when I am making soup I simply add a frozen bag of it into my boiling stock and cook. I also store carrots the same way; it cuts down on cooking time since the vegetables become soft when frozen.


Anonymous said...

You got lucky to find it for that price...
I've been trying to find a bargain so I can freeze more.. we're about to run out.

QuiltedSimple said...

This was perfect timing for this post - I have a bunch of celery that I need to do something with - and so now it's in my freezer. Thanks for a great tip!

Texas Mom said...

Great idea! Now I need to find the same sale.

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