Preserving strawberries

Today’s post is written by the lovely and local Sara at Learning the Frugal Life. She is one of my Frugal Tuesday Tip co-hostesses over at my personal website. Besides her garden updates, she also has (among many other things) Hy-Vee and Fareway coupon match-ups on her blog. If you don’t grow or pick your own berries, today’s post can apply to times when you find rock-bottom prices at the grocery store. For more articles on frugal living, visit my Examiner column, where you will find a wide variety of subject matter. — JULIA

I have had a good crop of strawberries this year. I was able to put up (with the help of family) about 7 gallons of strawberries.

The easiest way for me to preserve strawberries is by freezing.

  • First, cut off stems and wash berries.
  • Pat with towel to dry off any excess water.
  • Place berries onto cook sheet without touching each other. I place a towel under them, this eliminates the berries sticking to the pan.
  • Place cookie sheet into freezer for a couple hours. This will get them frozen enough that you can then pull them off and place them into a bag.
  • Place desired amount into bag, label and freeze.

steps for freezing strawberries

About the author Sara is a stay at home mom to 5 children. Her goal is to live a more simpler, frugal lifestyle.  She blogs about frugal tips, recipes, and ideas over at Learning the Frugal Life.

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