Freezing or Canning? Which one do you prefer to do?

Shermie

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I find that freezing is much easier to do. Even though I have a pressure canner, I think that freezing is the easiest thing.

You just make sure that the fruits & veggies are wrapped real tight, put them in the freezer & forget about it!! :wink:
 

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If you decide that you want to freeze your fruits & veggies, then one of these is a MUST HAVE!!:wink:
 

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You just make sure that the fruits & veggies are wrapped real tight, put them in the freezer & forget about it!! :wink:
I agree that freezing is easier - problem is that I often do forget about them! Then several years later...

I've got a vacuum sealer like the one above which came as part of my 'sous-vide' kit (when you 'sous-vide' the food is submerged in the water bath in a vacuum pack, along with seasonings). It hadn't occurred to me but obviously I could store 'ready to go' sous-vide meals in the freezer. I think they would need to be defrosted first, though otherwise the water bath temperature would drop.
 

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My mom used to can pickles and jelly. She also froze fruits and veggies and stuff when cheap in season.

The freezing stock pile has bit me in the butt when a hurricane blows thru and the freezer can't run cause there is no power and you lose all your stock pile.
 

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I agree that freezing is easier - problem is that I often do forget about them! Then several years later...

I've got a vacuum sealer like the one above which came as part of my 'sous-vide' kit (when you 'sous-vide' the food is submerged in the water bath in a vacuum pack, along with seasonings). It hadn't occurred to me but obviously I could store 'ready to go' sous-vide meals in the freezer. I think they would need to be defrosted first, though otherwise the water bath temperature would drop.

I have the same thing, but not the sous vide. So far, it hasn't given me a bit of trouble!! :wink:
 

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One day after I started this thread, a fire had ripped through someone's apt down the hall!! We had lost ALL food that was stored in the fridges & freezers because the power was turned off!! Had no power for almost a month. Those who had no renter's insurance (I was one of them) couldn't be reimbursed for the massive loss!!

It taught us a valuable lesson. Get coverage for food losses!! :eek::stop::headshake:
 

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Canning then freezing. I grew up with hurricanes and tornadoes. Freezers only lasted so long in natural disasters. We move every few of years. Canning works for me. I do make it a habit starting in August to use up everything in the freezer by Thanksgiving. Gotta have the room...
 
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