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I must just not know how to get things to freeze well. When I make chop and freeze it, it comes out as grey colored mush! Oh well...looks great! I'm glad Bebe has such a well-stocked freezer! :)
 

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Are you blanching the veggies prior to freezing?
 

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Trying blanching first, that means precooking it slightly before you freeze it. When I blanch veggies I plunge everything into ice water in strainer for a good couple of minutes and then let it drip dry over a big bowl.
 

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I must just not know how to get things to freeze well. When I make chop and freeze it, it comes out as grey colored mush! Oh well...looks great! I'm glad Bebe has such a well-stocked freezer! :)
Nothing i have ever prepred and frozen has been eaten by the girls
 

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If you are using a leafy vegetable, do you blanche those as well? Like Kale?

Edited to say, I answered my own question! I'm so proud! Lol!

I have found a University of Minnesota extension webpage that says yes to blanche the leafy greens, too! Plus it gives various blanching times for different vegetables. I didn't realize it was so complicated! :reading:
Vegetable blanching directions and times for home freezer storage.
 
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If you are using a leafy vegetable, do you blanche those as well? Like Kale?

Edited to say, I answered my own question! I'm so proud! Lol!

I have found a University of Minnesota extension webpage that says yes to blanche the leafy greens, too! Plus it gives various blanching times for different vegetables. I didn't realize it was so complicated! :reading:
Vegetable blanching directions and times for home freezer storage.
I will have a look at that later when i get this work lark out of the way.
 

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Also, I don't have an appropriate blanching pot...so I'll need to order one! Who knows, boys, you may have a well-stocked freezer soon, too!
 

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A large pot with tight cover will work, I also use SS steamer. You can also dry those leafy greens in the microwave, and add them at feeding time.
This also works for kale, arugula, spinach, Swiss chard.
 

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If you are using a leafy vegetable, do you blanche those as well? Like Kale?

Edited to say, I answered my own question! I'm so proud! Lol!

I have found a University of Minnesota extension webpage that says yes to blanche the leafy greens, too! Plus it gives various blanching times for different vegetables. I didn't realize it was so complicated! :reading:
Vegetable blanching directions and times for home freezer storage.
So do you cut to a certain size blanch and then cut again so is chop size ?
 

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I cut to the size needed for Bebe(every bird is different) then blanch and flash chill it. Bebe likes his food a lil chunkier then most.
 

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Looks delicious, I just love meal prepping for mango but for myself I hate it :rofl:
 

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I’m going to have to experiment. The chop the veggies in a food processor. I can only imagine the mess it would make trying to blanch pieces that small.
 

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I would blanch first then food processor JMHO
 
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