My freezer is just above the fridge and right now it contains containers of wedding cake (my daughter was married April 18th), bags of muffins (for a convention I go to),ice blocks for lunches, regular vanilla ice cream, hokey pokey ice cream, So Good Vanilla dessert (finally, something for me!),a bag of fish fillets, a container of frozen soup, bag of blueberries, veggie chicken breasts, veggie dogs, veggie ground round, no sugar vanilla ice cream, variety pack of ice cream bars, choc. ice cream, earth balance buttery sticks, tortellini, waffles, lamb, roast beef, whole grain bread, pizza, bacon, ham, frozen grapes..... O.k. you gals, did you actually LOOK in your freezers? Or is mine just especially loaded? I never realized how much ice cream I actually had!! What a hoot!! There would have been a day when I knew that and went after it all too!! Happy freezer snooping.....
those permanent markers with a fine point for writing.
they smell good, too, which is all the more incentive to use them. :)
I use scotch/masking tape and just write on it with a sharpie or whatever other permanent marker I happen to have if it's in a reuseable container. otherwise it goes into a ziploc or glad bag - still gets written on in marker, but no need for tape that way.
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We don't keep too many leftovers in the fridge except for soup, since we do batch cooking and seem to have an unbelievable tolerance to eat the same thing for a number of days in the row. We do keep pre-made beans. We also have frozen fruit, and a variety of Quorn products, and little freezer packs for our lunch boxes and some edamame. Hmmm, oh, and Slim-a-Bear Klondike bars and WW multi-seed bread (our fave kind, only available from one store, so we stock up). I wonder (and Willboywonder will have to confirm this) if he writes the labels and puts them inside little plastic bags in the container?
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My freezer holds a variety of soups and beans (I cook for the majority of the week on Sunday). We tend to consume the majority of the food weekly so I often don't label at all, but I like the idea of putting labels on the inside. Maybe I could complete my prep work two weeks out. . .
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One thing to help with lost labels, no matter whether you use freezer bags or plastic bowls and contianers, is to put the labels on the INSIDE of the container. That way you can always know the date/contents. I have had so many labels get rubbed off when I put the labels on the outside of the containers. Putting it inside keeps it from getting lost.
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I have spent the last two days trying to sort out the contents of my freezer. I have lost some of the labels on containers. I defrosted what looked like yogurt and it was mashed potato yesterday. Today I defrosted fruit puree and its turned out to be soup. I have got several more of these containers and its like a lottery what is in them. How do you all mark your stuff so you always know the contents.? Myrna.
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