My husband went to the local animal and produce auction and got a great deal on a basket of cauliflower, there was 8 large heads in the basket for only $2.00. So that meant we had to put some in the freezer. After eating some with supper we worked on blanching our veggies . First thing we did was cut up the cauliflower, well that was my husband’s part. After cutting to the size we wanted, he placed the cauliflower into a pot of boiling water and we waited for the water to start to boil, again.
Then set the timer for 3 minutes. While they are bubbling away, we put the date on the bags. This is where I came in, when we pulled the cauliflower out of the water I ran it under cold water to stop the cooking process. I strained well, then placed them in freezer bags and laid them flat in the freezer.
We ended up with 3 gallon bags (large size for when the kids come for supper) and 5 quart bags, not bad for 2 dollars. I have to admit that was a perfect night for blanching. With the temperature going down below zero, all the steam from the boiling water helped heat the house for a little while.