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Freeze Chopped Onion

Freeze Chopped Onion : ecoMomicalme.com

Frugal Tip: Save money on onions by purchasing them at a rock bottom price and freezing! Currently in our area a stock up price for a 3 lb bag of Yellow Onions would be $1.00 or less!

Gather items needed:

  • Food Chopper (I use my Pampered Chef food chopper, but you could get a comparable one at Amazon or just use a knife)
  • Knife
  • Bowl
  • Cutting board
  • 1 cup measuring cup
  • Ziploc Snack size bags or Ziploc Snack size containers
  • Sharpie marker
  1. Peel skin and chop of onion ends, then quarter.
  2. Chop using food chopper or knife.
  3. Measure 1 cup chopped onion into ziploc bag or container.
  4. Write contents & date on bag with marker. (“Onion 01/08/2011″)
  5. FREEZE!

I usually then place 4-5 of the snack size bags into a quart size freezer bag to help contain the packages. I not only do this with onion but I also do this with peppers and celery!

This will save you money by stocking up when they are on sale, save you time when preparing future meals, and save you tears!

Do you have items that you freeze to help stretch your dollar? We would love to hear what you do to help save money!

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4 Responses to “Freeze Chopped Onion”

  1. Ashley says:

    What is a good stock up price for things like toilet paper and paper towels? Also what do you consider a good “freezer price” for onions, peppers etc!! Thanks—Ashley

    • admin says:

      Prices vary by region, but my stock up price on onions is $1 for a 3lb bag of yellow onions. My stock up prices for green peppers are $0.50 each and for other colors $1.00 each. I just wait for good sales sometimes weekend or one day sales for these prices and then stock up!

      My stock up price for toilet paper used to be $0.25 per roll after coupons, but I now buy bleach free post consumer products and I really haven’t been able to find a good deal or price point on those products.

      Thank you for following ecoMomical Me!

  2. Vickie says:

    Can you freeze cheese, eggs, and hamburger? If so, for how long and what needs to be done to prepare them so that they can be put in the freezer?

    • admin says:

      YES! Great question… I actually have a post on how to freeze hamburger, that I will move to the top of this list!

      Raw Eggs can be frozen mixed or separated but can not be frozen whole, put eggs in a freezer safe container and allow some head space for expansion. We also freeze prepared scrambled eggs, it is so easy to pop some out of the freezer and nook them for a few seconds in the morning!

      Cheese can be frozen but depending on the type of cheese the texture can change slightly. We have frozen shredded cheese and chunk cheese in their original packaging. Shredded is great to freeze, chunk cheese can become crumbly when thawed. If you plan on using it sliced you want to slice it before you freeze it, or shred before freezing.

      Happy Freezing!

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