Great tips everyone! I'm loving these reads!
- When you see a good deal buy in bulk. Check expiration dates (even if you can preserve the items longer it's still good to know) and be mindful about how much you actually need and will use.
- Keep your stockpile well organized so you know where things are and do frequent inventory so you know what you have.
- I like to organize my freezer shelves by food types. Example: I have a meat shelf, a soup shelf, a veggie shelf, etc. A dinner and a lunch shelf can come in handy for those who cook and freezer pull for reheat meals. This can also help those hubands and kids who don't cook and want to reheat something... Everyone was spot on about the importance of preventing freezer burn and also labeling freezer items. Make sure containers being used are freezer safe and state that on the package. Lids can come loose on non freezer safe containers. I had had this happen and freezer burn creeps in!
- If you are stock piling something fresh with the intention of freezing what you know you can't eat while it's still fresh then freeze immediately after you buy. Don't wait and let it sit in the fridge until it's almost time to toss. Things can spoil faster than you think. Buy, divide, package and freeze.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~