Freezing shedloads of stuff

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Freezing shedloads of stuff

Post: # 113203Post MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:37 pm

Is this the right section? Hmm, not sure it is but not sure where would be better.

We have a chest freezer, and a small upright that we inherited with the house. Both are groaning so we're trying to get a third on Freecycle. I've been using my vast collection of tupperwares for freezing, and periodically tipping frozen strawbs, rasps and other small bits into horribly un-eco freezer bags so I can reuse the tups. What I'm slowly getting round to asking is, does anyone have a magic solution for freezing batch cooking, garden produce and other unpre-packaged stuff without spending a fortune on more tupperwares etc? I've tried marg tubs in the past (we have the 1kg sort, get through 3-4 a month - we have teenagers, 'nuff said) but they are quite fragile in the freezer - lids get smashed in, and they don't really seal tight enough. I'm trying to avoid buying more tups, so if anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them.

Right, off to pick more rasps to cram into the freezer!
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Re: Freezing shedloads of stuff

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Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:12 pm

Put the stuff you want to freeze into a freezer bag, put the freezer bag into a tupperware box or marg. tub and freeze the lot. When it's solid, remove the freezer bag from the box, put the bag back in the freezer and now you have your box back to re-use as a mould.
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Re: Freezing shedloads of stuff

Post: # 113211Post squeaky
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:15 pm

What a brilliant solution!

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Re: Freezing shedloads of stuff

Post: # 113215Post MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:23 pm

That's exactly the kind of genius answer I was looking for! Thanks MKG :thumbright:
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Re: Freezing shedloads of stuff

Post: # 113225Post Thomzo
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:54 pm

Whereabouts are you? I have a cupboardfull of used margarine tubs, yoghurt tubs and the like that you could have. Ideal for the freezer. Try asking around friends and family for them.

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Re: Freezing shedloads of stuff

Post: # 113231Post MrsD'ville mkII
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:08 pm

Oh, have just realised I didn't sort out my profile when I rejoined - couldn't log in after the forum changes so I'm back to being a Margot :? I'm in Herefordshire - thanks for the very kind offer but we seem to breed marg etc tubs.

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