It's fine to freeze it in the carton
but do pour a little out (for
example, into a cup of tea)
before freezing to leave room
for expansion. Defrost in the
fridge and shake well before
using. Alternatively freeze in ice
cube trays ready to pop straight
into a cuppa.
Crack eggs and separate yolks
and whites into separate plastic containers or food bags before freezing - handy for baking. Alternatively beat eggs before freezing - great for omelettes
and scrambled eggs. Put in an airtight container and note the
number of eggs you’ve used.
Sliced bread can be used straight from the freezer. Loosely tap sliced loaves on the worktop before freezing to help slices come apart when taking out of the freezer.
Slice lemons and limes, put in a
bag and freeze ready for summer cocktails. Freeze grapes and strawberries too for a quirky take
on ice cubes.
For perfect roasties, boil potatoes
for about five minutes before freezing. Thaw overnight and
roast the next day. Mashed
potato freezes well too.
Freeze whole and chop while
frozen to add heat to dishes
such as omelettes, curries and
chilli con carne.
Grate Cheddar then freeze it
ready to top pizza or shepherd’s
pie. Blue cheeses such as Stilton
can be frozen and defrosted well.
Avoid soft cheese as freezing changes the texture.
Make a big batch and divide into individual portions before freezing - it's a great way to use up these veg
if you've bought too much, or to rescue florets that aren't going to
last much longer.
Freeze leftover meat as well
as individual sausages, slices
of bacon, chops and so on
in greaseproof paper so they
Frozen fruit and veg
Buy frozen fruit and veg in store and take out just the amount you need. ‘Peas, broad beans, broccoli, sweetcorn, vegetable medley, cauliflower florets, butternut squash and Brussels sprouts are all good options,’ says senior Waitrose nutritionist Emma Williams.