When I come home from the supermarket, I wash and prepare the meats I want to freeze. Instead of buying prepackaged breaded fish or chicken, I do so myself and place them in freezer bags. I use a green marker to label fish and a black marker to label chicken. It helps me to identify my frozen chicken and fish easily.
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I cook a whole pound of spaghetti or rice at once and freeze it in single serving sizes. This saves me time at night and I don't have to worry about how much dry spaghetti or rice to cook to get 1 serving -
I freeze it in self-sealing plastic bags (like Ziploc) and use a permanent marker to label the bag with the contents, quantity, and date -
use a plastic dish pan in the freezer . It helps keep food easier to get to and easier to empty and clean the freezer. Its easier to take 4 containers out instead of 100 . Its also easier to rotate and keep meat fresher longer by placing meat in baggies and have a date on each bag yu put in the dish pan. Showing dates. Then Layer meat with new meat on the botton, & inside each baggie have each meat labeled as well as dated.
use the dollar containers from Dollar Tree! Baggies and labels for this idea!
If you place meat in baggies and label each and date them its easier to see which meat should be used up first, placing the older meat on top and the newer ones on the bottom. Great way to keep a freezer clean.
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A way to cut corners in your pocket as well as in the kitchen. Buying fresh produce and fruit is a winner. You can always divide them up and freeze the rest for later.
1. Buy in bulk; 4 ex: I buy 2 family size packs of chicken breast and make 3-4 meals out of them. 2. I clean, season and marinate my meat/fish for 8 hours and then freeze it. Don't 4get 2 label your bags w/seasonings (cuts cooking time by 1/2) 3. I blanch my veggies and then freeze them as well.
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