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May 25, 2011

Blanch, My Way

Blanche Devereaux
Rue McClanahan from the Golden Girls

I'm sorry, not that kind of BLANCH, I'm talking smaller than a bread box.

Specifically squash..... you knew it cause I have loads of the wonderful little yellow goodies from just 7 plants. OMG it's amazing.... they seem to just pop up over night.
So here's the procedure for blanching squash before freezing them.

  • In a large cooking pot, fill with water and bring to a boil.
  • Slice 15 to 20 medium squash, thinly (do not slice before water is boiling. This allows the starch to remain and not seep out).  We wouldn't want all those great vitamins and other goodies to escape.
  • Place sliced squash or whatever veggies you have into boiling water. Boil for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • In another large pot, have iced water ready for dunk veggies into to cool.
  • Scoop hot veggies into iced water for stand for 3 to 5 minutes then scoop into freezer bags.
  • I like to add water in my freezer bags to do away with freezer burn....... just sayin'


JustCindy said...

I know you are enjoying it now but you will be really proud of it this winter when you get hungry for fresh veggies.

Barb said...

Great info...but I am not a squash person....my body may be squashy but not my inners...

Paula said...

I have two plants and TONS of blooms. Should be seeing some squash soon. :)

Gene Black said...

I like squash, but I really prefer it fresh and oven fried. (okay, so I really like it fried in a skillet, but I do try to eat healthy!)
I will eat it boiled of in a casserole if that is all I can get.

I love Blanche Devereaux.


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