If your husband has his broccoli cooked, you can chop the broccoli into even sized florets and blanch, then freeze on parchment paper on a sheet pan, then place in large freezer bags. I find it keeps very well, and are good in things where you use cooked broccoli. its important to not over blanch in order to preserve texture. I know it doesnt address your specific issue, but at least its an economical way to deal with the broccoli you are paying for. Just a suggestion to consider!