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teasel
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posted September 28, 2016 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for teasel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/a54545/freezer-chart/

I now have to go and throw out two soups. I'm also wondering about a few packages of bones.

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Randall
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posted September 28, 2016 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, I thought indefinitely.

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posted September 29, 2016 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for sharing.

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PlutoSurvivor
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posted October 02, 2016 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure that chart is so accurate, but I guess it depends on how you freeze. If you freeze fish, for example, completely covered in water so that no air touches any if it, you can keep it fresh for a very very long time. Same for herbs, completely covered, as if freezing in an ice cube tray, but all of it must be covered in water.

I chop fresh garden tomatoes and compress them in a container with a potato masher so that only the juice remains on top - the water part - and they can last beyond the next growing season. Take them out and it's like they were fresh-picked for a nice quick sauce or soup.

Sliced breads, I always keep in the freezer because I don't eat them quick enough, in double zip bags but still, they aren't very good beyond a week or two. Baked breads I double wrap in foil, then double bag them and they last longer.

Meats I always used to wrap in butcher paper taped shut, then double bag if I wanted them to last longer, but I don't buy large quantities of meat anymore, in fact, very rarely.

The true test is in the tasting, Nice to have a chart though.

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posted November 02, 2016 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you know there are only certain sizes of glass jars that are freezer safe, and you must fill them with 1/2 inch space at top to allow for expansion?

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posted November 02, 2016 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quart jars cracked on me and then I found out the wide mouth pint jars are the largest size that are freezer safe

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