Entries tagged with “freezer”.

Organized Freezer Seamless MovesDo you have any idea what’s in the bottom of your chest freezer? Neither did Laura from orgjunkie.com. We thought her ideas were awesome and wanted to share them with you.

She started by taking everything out of the freezer and out of plastic grocery bags, then she sorted everything into categories.  

Her categories were: meat; frozen fruit; deer meat (her husband is a hunter); bread; sides; and treats. Then she took inventory of everything and made a list. 

But the really “cool” :) idea she had was to use reusable grocery bags helps to keep things separated and available to pull out quickly as needed.  She uses one bag for the deer meat and another for frozen fruit to be used in smoothies.  Awesome idea!

Read the full article here. Do you have any freezer tips to share, maybe related to preserving Pacific Northwest salmon or other Seattle specialties? Please leave them in a comment.

“I don’t even know what this is.”

When was the last time you cleaned out your freezer or fridge? I mean pulled out EVERYTHING, even that mysterious package from the very back?

We stash meats, convenience foods, and precooked casseroles and sauces in the freezer, then forget how long they’ve been in there. The result?  They become buried in the back of the freezer, are never eaten, and eventually go bad.

March is National Frozen Food Month, so here are a few organizing tips for Spring Cleaning an overstocked freezer:

Toss anything that is outdated or unrecognizable. Before you replace things in the freezer, consider putting them back in groups (meats, soups, vegetables, etc.). Take an extra minute and mark the date on the item using re-writable freezer labels.

NEVER store leftovers in FOIL – use translucent containers or plastic bags, so you can identify them before they turn into a “science project.”

If you have questions about what to freeze, whether the food is still good, or what is the best way to freeze and thaw foods, information is available on the USDA Food Safety and Inspection website: http://1.usa.gov/GTUrZg

Are your leftovers lost? What mystery meal is in your freezer?