easy child and I are going to teach ourselves how to can. If we get into too huge of trouble with it we can call in Nichole's husband's grandmother and aunt to help us with it. (I'll just treat them to a big meal or something) But I know I've also heard people talk about freezing things for long term storage too. husband and sister in law are going to fetch my new freezer tomorrow. I can find all sorts of fruits and veggies on sale right now as they come into season for really cheap. Most we'll try to can. But some I wanted to try to freeze as well. And it would be cool if I could freeze my veggie soup and beef stew too, even though I plan to can it as well. What types of containers do you use? Just freezer bags? (obviously not for the soup or stew though) When freezing fresh fruits and veggies.........anything special I should do to them, especially the veggies? Cuz I remember mother in law saying something about "blanching" veggies but I have no clue wth that means. If I"m gonna freeze them, I want to make sure I'm putting them into the right container. I don't want it going bad in the freezer and wasting the money I spent on them. I just don't have it to waste.