Preparation Directions: Thaw and add directly to your soup, stews and favorite recipes; or cook as directed below. Stovetop: 1. In medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine desired amount of vegetables and 1/4 cup water. 2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cover. Simmer 4-5 minutes or until desired doneness, stirring occasionally. 3. Drain; season to taste. For food safety and quality, follow the directions and cook thoroughly to 165 degrees F. Keep frozen until ready to use. Promptly refrigerate leftovers.