This is great information to know. Make freeze bags cheaply so you can have several to always have one to use while others are getting ‘frozen’. Use these on sore muscles, injuries and to help keep cool when it is hot outside.
With the temperatures soaring these days it is always to be better prepared for a family member to get a bad sunburn. I came across this idea and wanted to share it with you – frozen aloe vera. Now I will swear to the use of aloe vera on any burn but the thought of getting a sunburn, and then placing a frozen block of it on a burn sounds like pure pleasure. Now I do not recommend using the large regular ice cubes, but rather use small sometimes decorative ice cube shapes like is pictured. This is not for the pleasure of looking at a shape but to not use too much aloe vera as it is expensive. When you are done filling your tray remember to keep your aloe vera bottle in the fridge.
1. EGGS Lightly beaten eggs, beaten yolks, or whites can be frozen, but not an egg in its shell. Store in lidded ice cube trays. (One egg fills two cubes.)
2. COOKED RICE Spread cooled rice on a lined baking sheet Rub with a small amount of vegetable oil so grains separate. Freeze, then transfer to a freezer bag.
3. GINGER ROOT Wrap peeled ginger in plastic, then put in freezer bag. Ginger grates well while still frozen.
4. CHEESE Cut hard (Parmesan, pecorino) and semi-hard cheeses (cheddar, Swiss) into ix4-inch blocks, wrap in plastic, then put in a freezer bag. Grate hard cheeses while frozen; thaw others in the refrigerator.
5. BUTTER or MARGARINE Store in a freezer bag, in its original packaging, for up to six months. Thaw in the refrigerator. Dont freeze whipped butter.
6. NUTS Store in airtight container or freezer bag for up to six weeks. Use right from the freezer for recipes—no need to thaw.