Having a freezer is one of those great money savers – so many possibilities!
One of the things we do is when we find cheese and butter on big sales we stock up and freeze it all – grated cheese works the best. If it’s a block it’s crumbly after, but still good!
It’s great for stockpiling staples, bread from McGavin’s, big sales on frozen veggies, meat etc.
You can also be creative, if you find clearance fruit or veg, or in the summer when people are begging you to take it, make jam, freeze it sliced or puree it to add to sauces. Big ones that people are wanting to get rid of are zuchini, tomatoes, apples and rhubarb – all freeze very well and you can make a huge variety of dishes with it. Making tomato sauce to freeze is great too. A lot of these are more summer produce, but you still find clearance in the winter. And if you freeze in the summer you can be well stocked for the whole winter – adding in pureed fruits and veg into all kinds of recipes!
Making extra when you cook a meal and freezing it is always nice too, perfect for nights you’d normally have takeout or delivery – big $ saver right there!
How do you use your freezer to save money? What are your favourite things to freeze?