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Do you avoid digging to the bottom or the back of your freezer so that you donít have to think about what you might find or how long itís maybe been there? I admit this has happened to me on more than one occasion in the 11 years that Iíve been married.
We recently did a major clean out of our chest freezer. We now have our frozen goods organized by category and by recommended expiration date. Hopefully, things will stay neatly organized, and I will be able to find the things Iím looking for when I need them.
How Long in the Freezer?Before you stock your freezer to the top with your favorites, you may want to check out the recommended length of time that your frozen favorites are ďgoodĒ for. This is just meant to be a guide. I always tend to base my decisions to use a food based on how it might look or smell. Here's a link to other food safety storage times.
Other Items that are Safe to FreezeYouíve probably got your freezer full of items that are bought frozen, but what about other items you may find great sales on that youíd like to extend the shelf life on, so youíre not stuck paying full price later on? Kristin from www.couponingtodisney.com shares some great ideas for freezing things like milk, vegetables, and cheeses. I would never have thought to freeze eggs, but then again eggs donít last long enough to at this house to be frozen!
Freezing Left-oversAnd before you freeze foods that you may have prepared ahead of time or have left over from meals, you want consider doing the following things:
How to Freeze Foods
Other Freezing TipsSome other things to think about when freezing items:
FatWallet Round-up:We granted ourselves the luxury of a few minutes on Pinterest and rounded up some other helpful freezer resources for you:
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