I bought celery a few days ago at my favorite place, Aldis, and I got it because it's in season for .69 cents a head! Cheap ! So of course I can't go through a whole head of celery, so...I freeze it. Here's what you do to have celery all year long for soups, stocks and used in other dinners like my Juicy Roasted Chicken Recipe.
step 1: wash the celery very well and dry on towels.
step 2: cut off the stumps and tops ( the leafy part ) and either give to the chickens, compost, or add to your Veggie Stock freezer bag.
step 3: cut up the celery in small strips, like 3 inches long.
Step 4: pat dry one more time to make sure all the excess water is off and do a single layer on a baking sheet that you can either line with parchment paper or don't.
Step 5: pop in the freezer over night or until frozen solid (a few hours)
step 6: your celery should look like this
now you can stick a handful into little baggies and voila! You have celery in your freezer on hand for anything your little heart desires! Enjoy!
note: over time, your celery will develop freezer burn, these are perfect for veggie stock and chicken stock so don't throw them out! :)