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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Freezer Meals, Container-Free Storage

Choose a container that you will reheat your freezer meal in(individual or family-size).

After freezing it long enough to form the shape, remove it.

Wrap in the access parchment paper by folding it over.

Wrap and label in foil or desired freezer protection for a double layer. 

Tip:  When you choose to reheat the meal, it is already in the shape of your container.  Simply pull from the freezer the night before(or even that day!), put in the dish, and reheat in the oven or microwave.  You can even put heating instructions, if that is helpful.

My mom came up with this clever idea.  It allows you to store MANY more freezer meals without monopolizing your containers.






8 comments:

  1. So smart! We freeze ground beef in small quantities in small freezer bags, smoosh the meat thin, and stack the bags when frozen. They freeze and thaw quickly.

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  2. This is a great method for freezer cooking! :-)

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  3. What a great idea! My freezer is practically bursting at the seams. I'll have to try this!

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  4. Now THIS is a smart tip!

    Good stuff here on your blog!

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  5. Great idea! The parchment paper doesn't stick to the food? My dh uses plastic wrap to wrap some stuff, and we have to wait for it to thaw before pulling off the plastic without leaving little bits behind.

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  6. @Barb, never had a problem with the food sticking to the parchment paper. i TRY to set the item out in the fridge the night before but honestly i normally forget :0) thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I've done this before...when I was into once-a-month cooking. Just make sure you use heavy duty foil so that it doesn't get torn when you're digging around trying to find something.

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Thanks so much for your encouraging words!