making freezer slaw.

@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
United States
June 26, 2009 4:09pm CST
I have always put up alot of things in the summer in the freezee, make jams, pickles & anything i can get my hands on to put up. Today i made freezer slaw. IT IS VERY GOOD & WILL COME IN HANDY THIS WINTER WHEN PRODUCE GETS SO HIGH U HATE TO BUY IT. I was just wonering do y'all put things up in the freezer?
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@marguicha (80147)
• Chile
27 Jun 09
What do you mean by freezer slaw, friend?. Please explain. I´m one of those people that always have the freezer bursting although I live alone. I just have the refrigerator freezer but it is a very big one. Besides pprocessing meat when it´s on sale ( I turn many low cost cuts into ground meat or dice it for all sorts of casseroles or strogonoffs) I even make lemon juice cubes when lemons are cheap. Some of my treasures are pesto (in summer basil is at it´s prime and very unexpensive), chicken liver paté, broths of all kinds that I use when cooking, diced green beans, corn and peas. I guess my freezer helps me a lot be the lady of the castle when friends come for diner. You can make a lot of unexpensive yet elegant meals with precious findings there. Hug
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
27 Jun 09
U sound like me to. I SQURREL THINGS AWAY IN MY FREEZER ALL SUMMER & ANY OTHER TIME THAT I THINK I'M GETTING A BARGAIN. I know your friends must like to come to your house to eat, mine do, lol. freezer slaw is made like any slaw & u make a dressing out of vinegar, sugar, canning salt & celery seed. It is great to have especially in the winter when produce gets sooooo high here.it keeps forever in the freezer & is still crisp & tasty when u thaw u some out.
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@marguicha (80147)
• Chile
28 Jun 09
I´ll do it as soon as I find a place in that freezer. Yesterday I took some food out to use it and when I tried to put the rest in, it was like making a puzzle. As I never buy those nice cartons of food but they are all homemade, they aren´t as well arranged asthey should. I use a lot of ziplock bags and dump them there But still, yes, this squirrell´s house is the reunion place of many nice and hungry friends.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
29 Jun 09
I know what u mean. hasn't been too many weeks since i defrosted mine & straightened up & now it's a mess again. it has cooled off some & my freezer is in a shed at the end of my carport so i have got to get out there & rearrange again since i have added some things. Have a happy day.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 09
Aunt jo, i love slaw! I'd like to try your recipe, could you send me that thru PM, pls? By the way alex mixed some avocado with milk and a bit of sugar. It's there in the freezer and we spoon out some of it and have it as dessert! It's like soft icecream!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
27 Jun 09
I just sent u the recipe. hope y'all like it. aunt jo
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@OConnell87 (1046)
26 Jun 09
what is freezer slaw???? i generally make lasanges, macaroni cheese etc etc and cut them up into portions and freeze so that when i come home late i can just defroze a proper meal instead of a processed ready meal
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
26 Jun 09
IT IS JUST SLAW THAT U CAN PUT IN THE FREEZER. u USE A VINEGAR & sugar dressing to go on it. u JUST PUT YOUR CABBABE & REGULAR THINGS U WOULD PUT IT SLAW, ONIONS CARROTs, PEPPERS , CELERY OT WHATEVER U LIKE.
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@rusty2rusty (6747)
• Defiance, Ohio
26 Jun 09
I can remember one year when I lived in Ohio. It snowed on my birthday...its July 11th,.I thought i was cool.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
26 Jun 09
THAT'S NEAT, RUSTY. DON'T KNOW WHAT IT HAS TO DO W/PUTTING THINGS IN THE FREEZER BUT THANKS FOR RESPONDING. CARE To explain.
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• Defiance, Ohio
26 Jun 09
Lol..about that. That was a response to another window had open. Tha will teach me not to have more than one open at a time. Oh gosh! I feeel so sily now.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Jun 09
Rusty's first response was about putting herself in the freezer, I am glad it has preserved you so well my friend.
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@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
27 Jun 09
I have always wanted to learn how to make jam, and other stuff to can and freeze, however I never learned how. My grandmother always canned stuff but by the time I was old enough to actual have an interest in learning how to do all that, she had passed away. It seems like no one these days cans anymore which is a shame as I would love to learn.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
27 Jun 09
HI, If i was close to u i would be glad to teach u. My grandmother always canned & put things in the freezar. Guess i got it from her liking to do it. MAYBE IF U KNOW AN OLDER LADY LIKE ME SHE COULD TEACH U. I live in tennessee, don't guess u are anywhere close. Thanks for your response & have a great night.
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• United States
27 Jun 09
Funny that you are in Tennessee - I am in Georgia - right across the border from Tennessee about 5 miles from Chattanooga.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
27 Jun 09
Hey, that's neat. Guess i'll forgive u for being on the wrong side of the line. GO VOLS.
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@HelScream (2829)
• Philippines
27 Jun 09
the only thing that we put on freezer is meat , ice and ice cream my lady no one makes jams here in our house freezer here are for meat and more meat only ...have a great day my lady
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
27 Jun 09
Thanks for your response. I have a separate freezer from my fridge so i put up alot of things including meat when i catch it on sale. have a happy weekend.
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@HelScream (2829)
• Philippines
27 Jun 09
really you have a meat on sale hmmmm in our place that never happen..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
28 Jun 09
THE grocery i go to the most pulls their meat a day or two before it goes out of date & marks it down. I have been buying it for years.
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@bunnybon7 (32484)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Jun 09
man now that sounds good. i love slaw. you mean like cole slaw, right? well, here, my sons gf only buys stuff to put up in the freezer. but then we try not to make to much to have to save it. when i lived alone in my own place i used to do that a lot though. make things that had the ingredients on sale and put in freezer for later use.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
28 Jun 09
GOOD MORNING BON, It is very good. yes, it 's cole slaw w/a vinegar & sugar dressing along w/some other things. It keeps real well for a long time. i also make freezer pickles that are good. It all comes in real handy in the winter when produce gets so expensive here. IT ALSO GIVES ME SOMETHING TO DO .
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Jun 09
MMM...freezer slaw! I haven't made any but my family has always had frozen and canned stuff. I don't have a big freezer but if I did..you better believe I would be filling it up. I wanted to learn the art of canning but my grandmother passed before she could teach me. I use the space in my freezer the best I can though. I do freeze things to use later. It does save money and the time of having to run out to the store every little bit. Plus like you said..the prices go up in the winter.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
27 Jun 09
HI JEN, If u were close by i'd love to teach u how to can. sorry u didn't get tolearn from your grandmother. it's hard work but the results are worth it. Hope your weekend is going great. enjoy ur time off. jo
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
27 Jun 09
wow...you make jams, pickles etc...thats lots of stuff to entertain your hands. I have never made stuff like that as we are always being pampered by store bought things. There is still a lot of vacancy in my freezer as I normally doesn't store so much of stuff there. The only thing that fill my fridge is vegetables and fruits.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
27 Jun 09
Gotta' keep busy, not the kind of person that can do nothing.Wish i was more like that. i usually put quite abit of stuff in my freezer . it's seaparate from my regular fridge.HOPE U HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I have done that a few times in the past with tomatoes. I hope to be able to do that again this year too. I will have to wait and see if I have any left to freeze though. They are just not coming on the plants and starting to ripen up.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
27 Jun 09
I hope your tomatoes do well. Tomatoes are one of my very favorite things especially right out of the garden. Have a happy weekend.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
27 Jun 09
never heard of freezer slaw - what is it and how do you make it? of course, I'm not much of a cook - like not a cook at all
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
27 Jun 09
SHAME ON U,. IT IS JUST LIKE ANY SLAW & it has a vinegar base.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
27 Jun 09
well, we buy at the day-old (actually several days old) bread store and bulk meat at Sams, that's mostly what is in our freezer
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
28 Jun 09
GOOD MORNING, T hat's good to. we all have to cut corners where we can. the only bread store like that is 10 miles away so i don't guess u'd save that much driving over there for bread as high as gas is.
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@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
29 Jun 09
Other than you....my freezer is my best friend! It is outside in a shed, where I have double insulated it (as we have many power outs here on this small Island)! Besides my freezer, my other best investment was my Food Saver that vacuums & seals all my freezer foods! So being single, when I make a soup or stew, I make a large pot..and freeze many meals. Sure would like your freezer slaw recipe! I grow a lot of my veggies....tomatoes right now are ginormous, so make lots of sauces, salsa, green tomato mincemeat...and freeze lots whole. Just love when fall nears and I get to put food by! Have a rainbow week..and Cheers~
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
27 Jun 09
I have never heard of freezer slaw! It sounds very interesting. I don't put up anything.....since I live by myself I hardly eat here.....I only eat twice a day and once is here! So when I buy groceries I only buy them about every two, three months (not milk and bread but the other bigger things) sounds like you are very ambitious!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
27 Jun 09
IT IS VERY GOOD & HANDY TO HAVE IN THE FREEZER. i LIVE BY MYSELF TO BUT I LOVE TO COOK & DO ALOT. I AM JUST THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT HAS TO StaY BUSY. HAve a great weekend, Jill.
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@GardenGerty (89960)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Jun 09
I have in the past, then I did not for a long while, just meats and things I find on sale. I always buy the store brand frozen veggies when they are at about a dollar a bag. I have lots of freezer boxes just waiting for the peppers and tomatoes I have planted this year. I am curious, how do you make freezer slaw? Does it get mushy when you freeze it? I would think so.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
27 Jun 09
HEY GG, It does not get mushy at all. i think it's very good. If u want the recipe pm me. be glad to give it to u. have a great weekend.
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