There are a few guidelines you need to beware of that will help your freezer cooking session be more productive and free from stress. If you have the right basics and tools you will have some great tasting meals and stress free kitchen time.
1. Don’t experiment with new recipes – It’s always best to freeze a recipe you have eaten and liked. That way if you don’t like a recipe you don’t have 3 or 4 more of them in the freezer that you won’t want to eat later.
2. Make sure your food is not too hot or cold when you put it in the freezer – Food does not have to be cooled much to be able to put in the freezer. If you let food sit out too long you run the risk of having bacteria growth which could cause everyone in your family to get sick. You probably only need to let a meal sit for 15-20 minutes before you put it in the freezer. If you think the meal is too hot and will damage the other food in the freezer, you can just put a piece of cardboard under it until it is frozen. Then you can slip the cardboard out.
3. Get good containers – Square and rectangular shaped containers are the best to use. The meals will freeze and thaw more quickly. They will make the best use of your freezer space too. If you use plastic bags for your frozen meals you can either put a piece of cardboard between each bag or put the bag in a box or container and remove it once the meal is frozen.
Freezer cooking doesn’t have to be a chore or a disaster. If you follow these simple tips you should be able to have your freezer stocked in no time.
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