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Gourmet snobs like to sniff their noses in disdain at the mere mention of using anything other than the very freshest food stuffs available, but those of us who live in the real world of tight budgets and crazy schedules know better: frozen goodies can be your best friends. Though it may be true that nothing beats the taste and texture of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables in season, few of us have the luxury of making a daily trip to the farmer's market or grocery store. Keeping your freezer well-stocked can make the difference between cooking up a tasty, cheap, nutritious meal yourself, or reaching for the nearest take-out menu.
Still, if a peek inside your freezer reveals a mountain of supermarket frozen pizzas, crinkle-cut fries, and jalapeno poppers, trust me: you could really be putting all that ice box space to much better use. Check out our guide to what frozen goodies to stock up on, and how to start making your own heat-and-serve frozen dinners…
frozen spinach: I do
like the taste of fresh spinach better, but frozen spinach is just so
easy to use, as you don't have to go to that bother of rinsing and
de-stalking and cooking and draining; you can pretty much toss a handful
of spinach as is into whatever you're making.