During the Holidays, my freezer suffered a lot from my mom’s hands! Waahahahaha
The mister is complaining! How can he buy me a new ref daw eh ang gulo gulo ng freezer ko. Ah magulo ba? Sige ayusin natin yan!
Oh what do you think?!? Malapit na ba ako magkaroon ng bagong ref?!?
Actually, my freezer is not that organized most of the times. I usually use rectangular plastic wares for storage and expected, madalas hindi kasya sa freezer ang two weeks supply namin.
TWO WEEKS talaga? Yup! Di ba nga according sa 5 Financial tips ko, limit your palengke trips, that’s why we have ulam na for 2 weeks. Less palengke trips less gastos. Eh how about the veggies? I have a solution for that! We buy veggies in bulk too, and we store it by blanching it.
A few weeks ago, I received a package from Glad that contains some of their products (gulay not included of course!)
I love using the cling wrap! I used it for fruits like Pakwan:
Later on I discovered how useful the Glad Storage Zipper Bags. It’s now my most favorite Glad products ever! The quart zipper bag is the perfect sized zipper bag for our daily meals.
I love putting green peas on almost any dish possible.. fried rice, caldereta, chicken curry.. kung pwede lang pati sa sinigang! Sobrang perfect nung zipper lock for my green peas. Kukuha lang ako ng kaunti and I can put it back on my fridge without worrying na baka magkalat sila.
My buffalo wings and katsu are all safe inside the zipper bag. Most of these are for my kids’ baon.
Di ba I told you about blanching vegetables? This time, aside from blanching, I mixed my veggies na. Now I can have chopsuey anytime!
And my most favorite part: BACON! One pack of bacon is too much naman sa amin.. I divided two packs into three and store it using the zipper bag. Isang bag, isang lutuan!
Other than food storage, the zipper bag can also be used for marinating (no mess!), for packing lunch or snack packs and for small items that needs to be stored (check how Mommy Levy used Glad Storage Zipper Bags for Ren’s lego). I think I’ll be using the bigger zipper bags for the arrival of Marius (will be placing his 1st clothes).
Aside from the zipper bag (that comes in 2 sizes) and cling wrap, here are the other Food Storage Solutions from Glad:
- Glad Cling Wrap
- Glad Press ‘n Seal
- Glad Freezer Zipper
- Glad OvenWare
The zipper bag can be recycled too! It won’t hurt the budget that much. Initial worry ko yan eh, do I need to buy Glad Storage zipper bags every payday?!? Hindi naman pala since I can recycle it. Space saver pa! I never imagined na mapapagkasya ko ang 2 week supply sa ref! Now I don’t think I need a bigger ref! OPS!
Mommy Levy saysJanuary 21, 2016 at 9:01 pm
Sobrang okay gamitin ‘tong Glad. Thanks for the mention kumare 🙂
Mommy Pehpot saysJanuary 22, 2016 at 8:36 am
kaya nga eh! Now I will include Glad on my grocery list.. yun eh pag naubos na ung supplies 🙂
Berlin saysJanuary 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm
Nice idea you have there in using zip lock to store meats and even mixed veggies. We usually use Tupperware and as you’ve mentioned, they consume a lot of space. As usual, thanks for this.
Charley's Mommy saysJanuary 22, 2016 at 8:37 pm
This is a must-have for an OC mom like me. thanks for sharing, mommy. 🙂
Michi saysJanuary 23, 2016 at 8:33 am
My husband goes to market every week, yes siya namamalengke kasi mabigat para sa kin buhatin lahat. hehehe! I also use food container, plastic wrap and zipper bag (different brand lang) to organize our ref. But I need bigger ref too para mas marami mastore. 🙂 I love the idea of blanching the veggies, magaya nga yan. hehehe!
Michi saysJanuary 23, 2016 at 8:34 am
My husband goes to market every week, yes siya namamalengke kasi mabigat para sa kin buhatin lahat. hehehe! I also use food container, plastic wrap and zipper bag (different brand lang) to organize our ref. But I need bigger ref too para mas marami mastore. I love the idea of blanching the veggies, magaya nga yan. hehehe!
May De Jesus-Palacpac saysJanuary 23, 2016 at 11:19 am
Thanks for the tips on blanching and mixing veggies. Will take note of that. I also like the idea. I got plastic containers to organize our freezer pero fail eh. I run out of room to store other stuff. Anyway, ang daming laman ng freezer!
Iris @ Earth Love Skin saysJanuary 24, 2016 at 2:21 am
Hi Mommy Pehpot!
I love your article! So useful! I was gonna ask about blanching the veggies because I love cooking but worry the vegetables wilt after 2-4 days, even though they’re chilled. I heard one tip from a chef on TV to never discard paperbags so the moisture is absorbed by the paper instead. But the blanching idea is good! Until how long does it last? Does it last longer than if you just chill the veggies?
Also great ideas, congrats on the gift from Glad! I think you’ll get that ref na!! 🙂
Iris @ Earth Love Skin
Louise Antonette Fandino-Santos saysJanuary 24, 2016 at 10:06 am
I have my stash of GLAD storage solutions too and I’m so happy with the quarter sized zipper bags. Super bilib ako sa yo Pehpot with your freezer organization skills! Gusto ko gayahin ang one trip to palengke in two weeks muther! 🙂
Joy Mendiola saysJanuary 24, 2016 at 12:50 pm
Yes, to a new ref ! hello there, Cata!
Mommy Pehpot saysJanuary 25, 2016 at 9:53 am
eh ang ganda na ng lumang ref eh!!! at Kasya naman daw pala hahaha
Nadia saysJanuary 24, 2016 at 8:52 pm
I love the idea of storing Lego blocks in zipper bags! Thanks for the bright ideas you shared in this short but helpful blog post! 🙂
Mommy Pehpot saysJanuary 25, 2016 at 9:49 am
ang galing ni Mommy Levy di ba!
Maan saysJanuary 25, 2016 at 5:42 am
Glad is love! Actually ganun din situation ng freezer namin, patong patong na microwavable containers. Oo nga naman, why not ziplock bags!
sarah tirona saysJanuary 25, 2016 at 9:50 am
hahaha, so are you getting a new ref? 😛
Mommy Pehpot saysJanuary 25, 2016 at 9:51 am
eh kaya ko naman daw pala pagkasyahin eh! hahahahahaa
Denice saysJanuary 26, 2016 at 6:18 pm
To be honest I mever thought of using this as storage bags for produce. Nice trick and space saver pa!
Jackie saysJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:08 pm
Wow, this is definitely helpful when storing food! Thanks for sharing!
Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos saysFebruary 1, 2016 at 11:29 pm
I also used zipper bags in organizing my little one’s clothes inside his diaper bag to keep it clean all the time before use. I always have extra zipper bags in our room incase I need one as a storage.
Mommy Anna saysFebruary 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm
Thanks mommy for sharing the ziplock, I usually store our meat fish and chicken in one container
Melisa Sanchez saysFebruary 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Ang galing mu mommy napaka creative mo kahit ako di ko maisip to ah, ang galing! Will try Glad soon.