I had an over load of beans recently. I eat them, and one of my girls will eat them happily (the other eats them unhappily). But there were too many for us, so, I decided to freeze them for later. I blanched them according to their proper timing (3 minutes) and vacuum sealed them. Two pounds all set! Last year I noticed a complete lack of whole veggies. I didn't have anything that could just be eaten on the side of the plate. It all had to be put into a soup or casserole, so I'm trying to be a little more mindful of preserving things that are in their entirety and hold up well to the freeze.