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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kitchen Tip Tuesday- Freezing onions

I heart onions. My husband is ok with them as long as he can not see them. I am not very attention detailed so our conversations kind of go like this around dinner time.

him:
I don't mind that you put onions in the "dinner" but next time can you make them smaller. I like the taste but not the texture.

me:
Sure.

and then I don't. Probably slightly passive aggressive on my part because what "texture" does chopped onion have but more likely I just forget because I am A.D.D.
THEN finally after almost 3 years of marriage and 6 years of living together, I got a clue!

I have started grating the onion.

Ok, I know this post was about freezing onion. Well I got a bag on sale and they were going to go bad so I grated a mess of them and froze them in ice cube trays. Afterwards I popped them out and put them in a freezer bag. Tip: leave the hairy part on and the onion stays together as your grate- see picture to see the hairy part of the onion.

Now BOTH the wife and the hubs can be happy. and no more repetive conversations... well about onions that is.






2 comments:

Kara said...

Great tip! Thanks!

Kami said...

You crack me up. Shane and I have had VERY similar conversations. I have chopped onions before and frozen them only because I never use an entire one (obviously b/c Shane is not pro-onion.) But, the grating idea is great!! I'll have to try it. Thanks!