I came across a sweet deal. Well actually my sister-in-law did and called me to share. Our local Fareway had blueberries for $1.00 pint last week. Now I know that blueberries are rated 5th on the top 12 dirtiest foods but since blueberries are rated a "super food" I am going to try to ignore the fact that what I bought was not organic.
A dollar a pint is an unbelievably good deal for blueberries. So I bought 15 pints. Yes, maybe overkill but my family loves blueberries. We ate a couple pints and I have frozen the rest to use later. These will be great in the winter months too!
Here is how I freeze blueberries. First wash and gently dry off the berries.
Instead of just tossing them into a bag I lay them all flat on cookie sheets. This prevents them from sticking together. I did this with my strawberries a few months back. Then you can pull out whatever desired amount you want without having to thaw then entire bag. You can lay them directly on the cookie sheet or you can place them on a towel. This will help prevent sticking to the pan. Freeze for a couple hours. Place desired amount of blueberries into a ziplock bag, label and place in the freezer. I choose to place 2 cups of berries in each bag.
This post is linked to Simple Lives Thursday at Little bit of Spain in Iowa.