By: Revanche

I <3 fresh veggies

April 7, 2008

The local chain supermarket has a great (compared to all the other stores right now) sale on fresh asparagus and broccoli. They’re each a dollar a pound, so I went nuts buying three bundles of asparagus, a bunch of broccoli and 4 bananas for just under $6.

One bundle of asparagus, about a pound, will go with me to work this week where they will be roasted in the toaster oven with a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. We’re creating our own little office potluck, and I’m super excited about how well these veggies will go with the rest of our lunch: honey baked ham, garlic mashed potatoes, fresh corn, homemade macaroni and cheese (the macaroni pasta will be homemade too!), and steamed broccoli. Yummmmm…. And the total cost for my share? About $2! I might pick up another bundle of asparagus because I don’t know how far one pound will go divided amongst 4-5 people, but that’ll only bring it up to about $3-$4.

I wonder if there’s any use in buying extra asparagus and freezing it? Does anyone know if it keeps well and revives well from freezing? I know that it’ll go on sale again periodically, but once I’m in the mood for asparagus, like when the season starts, I get a bit obsessive about the crunchily delicious veggie.

4 Responses to “I <3 fresh veggies”

  1. Sounds delicious! I have never seen frozen asparagus which leads me to thinking that it does not freeze well. You could always try just one piece and see what happens! Well done on snapping up those bargains!

  2. ~Rachel~ Hm, I rarely browse the frozen veggies so I didn’t realize that they don’t have frozen asparagus. I’ll try a stalk and see how that goes 🙂

  3. 1001 Petals says:

    There is a such thing as frozen asparagus, but it’s difficult to freeze most vegetables at home. .long story short, companies flash freeze their fruits and veg, and some of them have high water content, which means if we try to do it at home the water will break the cellular walls of the product and when we go to eat it later on, it will be mushy.

    I learned this the hard way 🙂

    That said, if you have some dry ice on hand you can put that around the bag of asparagus and try freezing it quickly that way!

  4. ~1001 petals~ Oh that’s right. I don’t know why that particular lesson never sticks with me, considering I had an apple defrost into a pile of mush once.

    I’ll try the canned stuff, see if that’s any good.

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