Green Beans packed & Frozen

IMG_4109T’is the season to began storing food for the winter. I’m happy that we got 10 packages of green beans packaged and put in the freezer. That’s a lot of good eats. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you want to know how I package my beans, here’s a link to a website that has a method like we use.ย  Pick Your Own: How to Freeze Green Beans

0-frebnThe things we do different from pickyourown.org is, we break our beans by hand instead of using a knife
and we use Ziploc Vacuum bags. This has been our favorite vacuum pump for many many years.

I look forward to putting on a pot of green beans in the winter time, cooking them down and reminisce about growing them. lol

I hope you all have a nice rest of the week of enjoyable reminiscing.

 

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22 thoughts on “Green Beans packed & Frozen

  1. I love home-grown green beans. Growing up, Mom only had a small freezer compartment at the top of the refrigerator, so she always canned her vegetables. But it’s so nice to have them in the winter!

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    • Hi Dianna
      In the winter homegrown veggies are such a blessing. It sounds like your Mom was like mine.
      My Mom canned most of her vegetables too, but she was constantly freezing stuff too and our freezers were usually full.
      I don’t use canning because I don’t have a pressure cooker and freezing is less expensive and so much easier.
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  2. There’s nothing that beats homegrown veggies ๐Ÿ™‚ We only have a small plot in the garden, but we manage to get a portion of 40 of veggies each year – depending on what we grow. Green beens are always amongst our favourites.

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    • Hi Ourworldheritage
      Welcome to my blog.
      I agree, homegrown veggies are the best. Awesome, you grow 40 veggies varieties in one plot. I can’t imagine growing so many varieties each year. Way-to-go!
      Thanks for visiting and leaving me a happy comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.
      ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Well, it’s not 40 varieties, but we get about 40 portions each year ๐Ÿ˜‰
        I’ve been looking at your blog for a while now. We’ve got two ourselves – the travel blog, which our main profile links to, and http://catstitches.wordpress.com, Annick’s crochet blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • Hi Ourworldheritage
          lol Oh ok, I’m sorry I misunderstood. I was going to ask you what the varieties were. You peeked my curiosity.
          40 portions is alot. You must be really good gardeners.
          I’ve been following your Cat Stitches blog. You’re very creative.
          I used to have several blogs, but life demanded my attention and I closed them all. When life calmed down I opened this one. I recently built a second blog. I use it to keep up with the rss feeds when I don’t want to log in to see when my blogging buddies update their blogs.
          Thanks for visiting. Keep up the great blogs and crafting. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Fresh fruit and veg from the garden straight to the table – can’t get fresher and tastier than that! Thanks for the link on freezing them but I was wondering if they should be dried before freezing? If they are still wet, wouldn’t they just freeze in a clump?

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    • Thanks Barb
      I agree, fresh produce is tastier and healthier and makes me happier. lol
      You’re welcome for the link.
      If you want your beans to be loose where you can open the bag and take out what you want, then drying and flash-freezing them would be the way to go.
      I only put enough beans in each bag for me and my husband, so it’s not a problem that they’re frozen together. After the beans are put in a pot with water, while they cook ,the little bit of ice holding them together melts and they separate.
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  4. We also always just break (or snap) the beans by hand. I can’t remember for sure, but I even think that my mother called green beans, “snap beans.”

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    • Hey Sheryl
      I think my Mom may have called them snap-beans too. That sounds awfully familiar.
      I can’t imagine cutting beans up with a knife. That seems like an awful lot of extra work. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hey Patti
      It seems as if my summers are usually spent around garden-produce needing to be plowed, planted, picked, packed, peeled, pruned, snapped, chopped or eaten. lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

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