Recipe by ElizabethKnicely
Is stockpiling fruit and vegetables really necessary? Is it worth the time and trouble? Yes. And yes. Raspberries were on sale at my Kroger. (Yes, it is mine!) For $0.99/pint. Those tiny little things are regularly $3.00 a pop. I never buy them...somehow I can't justify spending $3.00 for 3 handfuls of DELICIOUS, SWEET, SUCCULENT raspberries. (I had forgotten how tasty they are!) But, for just $0.99...I'll buy a pint. Or 12. Yep, 12. What on EARTH are you going to do with 12 pints of raspberries that will start to go bad in 2 or 3 days??? Eat them, bake with them, and freeze them. Of course. First we (the kids and I) ate 2 pints. For a snack. We like them that much. Then, I froze 8 pints. Cause I knew that we'd eat them if I didn't get them into the freezer. Right away! I rinsed and let them drain for about 10 minutes. Then placed them on a paper towel to remove excess water. Then I neatly arranged them, gave into my Type-A tendencies and placed them on a baking sheet. Popped them into the freezer for a few hours, then transferred frozen raspberries into freezer baggies. I see Mango Raspberry Smoothies in our future! An antioxidant power punch of a smoothie! Mmmm...don't you want to reach through the screen and munch on a few? Finally for breakfast Saturday morning, I made a Raspberry Coffee Cake, following this Taste of Home recipe but making a few delicious modifications along the way. I almost made Raspberry Baked Oatmeal, but ended up trying this new recipe!
Top Review by Kat J.
The story you wrote about Fred Meyer (Kroger) raspberries is exactly what I did without kids :-) Just got back from buying another 10 cartons. Freezing those babies right now. I'm a green protein junkie and add berries all the time. I love coconut milk or water with raspberries too. Recipes are endless with berries. In the summer I have my own small organic raspberry bush; however, when they are in season they rarely make them inside the house. So for .99 cents a carton-I can do that. Thanks for sharing.
Directions See How It's Made
- Rinse the raspberries and let them drain for about 10 minutes.
- Then place them on a paper towel to remove excess water.
- Then neatly arrange them and place them on a baking sheet.
- Pop them into the freezer for a few hours, then transfer the frozen raspberries into freezer baggies.