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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

My time saver tip

Since Ive been ill cooking has been pretty difficult (the heat and the standing still makes me topple!)  
So my plan is to try and make things easier for myself with some preparation, so here I have used some bags of ready chopped and frozen peppers and onions to make portion sized mini bags that I can easily use for fajitas, pasta dishes, and for the chicken and chorizo bake I will make next.


Easy peasy steps - Put it all in a bowl!


Mix it all up


Portion it out (I've used a carton from a takeaway! perfect for 2 people I think)


Put the portion into a freezer bag


Mine made 4 portions (I kept one out to use in a recipe)


Make sure you label with the portion size, the date and contents


When you think if the time spent washing and chopping the veg, plus if your like me and buy fresh veg then forget to use it in time or buy frozen and don't seal it properly (I lost a whole bag of frozen sweetcorn in my freezer and I still find some of it loose) this could really save you some time, money and effort!

Cariad xx

11 comments:

  1. That's such a good idea! I love using fresh veg to cook but sometimes all the chopping and cleaning is a hassle after a long day at work!

    http://missjaynebecca.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. If I'm too tired to cook I end up reaching for a ready meal or ordering a chinese (so naughty)! This is part of my plan to stop it lol x

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  2. I always keep frozen peppers & onions in my freezer, I prefer fresh but these are handy as a back up. I love the idea of mixing them up & portioning them though- thanks for the tip! x

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    1. Glad you like! I've already used 3 of the portions so its working well and they are easier to squeeze into the freezer too x

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  3. Love this idea. Always looking for quick easy ways to do things x

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    1. Thank you, I love quick & easy and I put onions and peppers in everything! x

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  4. looks yummy! xx

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    1. Onions and peppers are such a good combination! They make everything yummy! x

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  5. This is a really good idea - thank you for sharing! do you want to follow each other on google friend connect? if so, follow me and i'll follow back :) xxx

    http://ileftmyheartinmiami.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi hun, I have just followed you after reading all the way to the start! I loved it xx

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    2. aww that's kind. thank you. i have followed you :) xxx

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