UPDATE: Andrea's recipe for fire-roasted, olive-oil drizzled, frozen peppers is in the comments section. Thanks, Andrea!
[And just to be clear, that's p-e-p-p-e-r-s, not p-r-e-p-p-e-r-s! There are no freezing preppers since all preppers have alternative sources of heat available to them in an emergency. But I digress... .]
Fresh sweet peppers are a true delight, and are a good source of vitamin C. If you grow your own peppers, or get them from a local Farmers' Market, you know that there simply is no comparison between those and store bought. The problem, of course, is that fresh pepper season comes to a screeching halt when nighttime temperatures are consistently below about 50*F.
It is possible to grow peppers inside during the winter, but it ain't easy. Peppers like relatively high humidity, and most homes are relatively dry during the winter. I do encourage you to pot up your peppers and bring them inside, anyway. You can extend the season-- the flowers on the plant when you bring it in will still set fruit that will mature inside, as will the fruit that's already set. Plus, if you keep the plants alive through the winter, they'll have a jump start when you take them back outside come late spring. So it's worth the effort. Just don't expect a bumper crop of peppers in January.
"So what's a pepper-loving' prepper to do?" you ask. "Buy them at Mego-lo-mart?"
HEAVENS NO!! Peppers are ridiculously easy to freeze. And while you may not want to eat them on a fresh salad, they still retain much of their crispiness, and are no doubt more nutritious than the tasteless, over-priced store-bought ones.
Freezing Bell (sweet) peppers:
quarter (or slice)
lay out on a baking sheet, spacing so that none of the pieces are touching
put in freezer
when completely frozen (over night) put in freezer bag & remove as much of the air as possible
return to freezer
How simple is that? The idea is that by flash freezing-- without touching-- you'll then be able to take from your pepper bag what you need. They won't glom together as one big frozen chunk of peppers. Just be sure not to let the contents of the bag thaw as you're taking out what you need.