Tip: Prep big batch of veggies for different meals
Updated: Aug 24
I am typically cooking for myself and I often have too many fresh veggies that I do not want to go bad. Or when I buy a container of tomatoes, I know it's a lot for 1 person. Also I don't really want to go to the grocery store all the time these days.
I used to get just a little bit of different veggies for different recipes from the salad bar, but that's not really an option right now.
This was a pack of 4 bell peppers that I cut up and cooked all at once.
At the same time in a different pan, I also cooked a bunch of onions.
I made different bags -- some with just bell peppers, some with onions, and some with a mix of bell peppers and onions. Then I threw them in the freezer.
Whenever you want to use it, you can put it in the fridge the day before to defrost or you can just take it from the freezer and then defrost it in the microwave or on the stove.
It's true for recipes that the flavors may develop better if you cook them fresh, but this can be a time-saving trick for you and help you so your food doesn't go bad.
This is similar to my tip of prepping a big batch of plain meat and using it for different recipes. I do this for pulled pork or chicken a lot.
Give it a try! We are good at this!