7. Pack Your Pancakes
If you love pancakes with maple syrup but don’t have time to make it on a weekday, why not freeze it?
How to do it:
But, ensure there are no living bacteria in your syrup (e.g., heating the syrup to at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit).
Once done, pour into ice cube trays and freeze overnight. Pop the ‘pancakes’ in a plastic bag in your freezer; they will last for up to 6 months! When you want to eat them again, pop them out of the tray and either toast or microwave! They’re great if you want to eat pancakes but don’t have time or all the ingredients on hand (e.g., if you’re camping).
Bonus: Free Your Fruits
Fruits contain lots of precious nutrients and vitamins, making them very healthy.
However, they also have downsides: they can rot quickly (especially if not stored appropriately).
The best thing to do with fruits is to either eat or freeze them immediately!
If you don’t want to deal with the hassle, cut up your apple/pear/mango, etc., into slices, place these on a baking tray lined with kitchen towels (to prevent sticking), then pop them into the freezer.
When ‘solid’ again, transfer into plastic containers, then seal tightly before putting back in the freezer. These can be kept for several months; remember to take them out whenever you need some fruit for a snack!
Enjoy These Foods All Year Round!
The winter months can be difficult when it comes to food — they get very expensive!
I hope this article gave you some new ideas on storing food for the offseason or when you buy surplus food produce on sale.
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