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Old 05-16-2007, 11:40 AM   #11
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I`de probably have some home prepared and frozen as a standby, but would sooner make it fresh where possible.

but if you only Have frozen then sure, why not :)

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Old 05-16-2007, 12:22 PM   #12
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Any time I chop saute vegetables, I do extra and freeze in ziplocks, and they hold up just fine. I've also bought some of those frozen vegetable mixes, and they're all right. It depends on the brand and how long they've been frozen. Really, it's so easy to do your own, it's generally not worth the extra expense of buying frozen ones. I did it because one summer I had tennis elbow in both arms, and doing much of anything with my hands was extremely painful.

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Old 05-16-2007, 12:26 PM   #13
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I have rheumatoid arthritis in my hands and tend to do lots of shortcuts I didn't do before. If it is a good time for me, I don't mind the chopping, but sometimes I don't feel like chopping at all, but still need the veggies. They come in very handy and I'm certainly not averse to making things easier for myself - especially if the difference isn't noticeable.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:29 PM   #14
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I bought some frozen bell pepper slies once just because they were on sale and I had never tried them before. They turned pretty mushy when they thawed out. I think that celery would do the same. Carrots hold up pretty well after being frozen, and I have also purchased bags of chopped onions, when on sale of course, split them into 1/2 cup and 1 cup sandwich baggies and frozen them, and they held up fairly well, but like everyone else here, I have expensive knives that are designed to do this task, and I usually enjoy doing it. In fact, as long as I had fresh stuff in the vegetable bins, I used to always forget that I had those bell pepper pieces and prechopped onions in the freezer and use fresh. I only resorted to the frozen stuffwhen I ran out of fresh and was in th emiddle of perparation. It took me forever to use that frozen stuff up!
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:39 PM   #15
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Wrap your celery in foil pressing to conform to the shape - it will last for weeks. Do the "burrito" roll - place on foil, fold ends over towards center, then roll and press.

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Old 05-16-2007, 01:48 PM   #16
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I am changing my vote.

I would buy a bag to try it and if it was good quality, I would keep a bag in the freezer as a backup. Heck, I often use veggies for mire poix that are a little past their prime.
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:41 PM   #17
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I am in the no, I would rather do it myself column. My daughter says the same thing about not liking celery, but she never complains about it when it's in nearly everything I do - she's 40 not 10 though.

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