When I am gearing up for a day to stock my freezer with meals, I try to be prepared by cutting up most of my ingredients before the actual day and storing them in my fridge. That’s a great timesaver, right?
Until you open the fridge and WHAM! Strong onion vapors hit you like a ton of bricks! You swiftly slam the doors shut but you know it’s in there lurking, festering and flavoring all the other food around it. Instead of avoiding opening the fridge, here is a great solution so you can stay prepared and also keep the smelly onions at bay. I do this by freezing green onions in empty bottles.
Thrifty Tip: Freezing Green Onions in Reused Plastic Bottles
First, you need to raid your recycling bin for an empty plastic water bottle. Peel off the labels and clean it in hot, soapy water. Let it dry completely. Or if you are impatient like I am, get out your blow dryer and dry it in about a minute. It must be as dry as can be because the moisture will freeze onto the onions.
Once the bottle is ready, chop up your green onions into the size you would like to eat and add them into your bottle. You may need a funnel to get them in–or do as I do, and roll a piece of wax paper into a funnel shape to add them in! Screw the lid on, keeping the onions and their smelly goodness inside the bottle and toss them into your freezer in the back where nothing else usually fits. Then when you need the onions, reach back, grab the bottle, unscrew the lid and shake them into your recipe. I love to use this method when I make casseroles, quiches or to add to my enchiladas.
Any size bottle will work for this. I prefer to use the small plastic water bottles because they fit nicely in my freezer and are easy to grab when I need them. You could even use a glass bottle if you don’t like to use plastic. Both contain the smell and keep them fresh. They last in the freezer for one month.
Nothing better than finding a simple solution to a really smelly problem. I love this simple easy tip of freezing green onions, don’t you?