I hate to see the summer end. Don’t get me wrong, I love autumn; it’s my favorite season. But my favorite vegetables grow in the hot summer: tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini … and colder weather means saying goodbye to summer’s best veggies.
I’ve a way, though, to keep them with me all year! I freeze ratatouille, and you can, too. All it takes is a lot of chopping, stirring, and cooking. It’s not so difficult. And an afternoon of chopping and stirring will let you fill your freezer with the best veggies of the summer.
Ratatouille is perfect to freeze, in fact. It’s a stew sort of dish, where soft vegetables mingle with tomatoes in a luscious melange. Neither the texture nor the taste will suffer in freezer storage, as long as the container is properly sealed, and has been properly chilled before freezing. Ice crystals are the enemy of flavor and texture, so never put something warm and steamy in the freezer!