One of the biggest challenges to building a stockpile of freezer meals is storage space. Today I am going to share some tips on how to organize your freezer meals to get the most out of your space.
FRUGAL STORAGE SOLUTIONS:
Smoothies are a breakfast staple in my home, so there’s no shortage of 32oz. yogurt containers. Instead of throwing these in the trash, I simple wash them and use them for storing cooked food. They are the perfect size for 1-2 pounds of ground or shredded meat. It works well to hold soups, stews or a 1 serving lunch.
I would love it if I owned a kitchen scale, but since I am not willing to purchase one I have had to come up with an alternative way to figure out how much food was enough for each dinner. A 1-cup measure works perfectly for this. I have learned that it takes between 4-5 cups of diced or shredded meat to make a dinner for my family.
Once the containers are clean and dry begin filling them with your desired amounts of food.
Make sure that all of the tops are secure. You will need a clear shelf in your freezer to store these. Each of these 13 containers holds enough ground turkey for one dinner for my family of six.
One shelf in my side by side freezer is able to comfortably hold 12 containers. If I was pressed for space I would use ziploc bags as well. With the ziploc bags I would freeze the meat flat and slid it in beside the containers; therefore eliminating wasted space.
I hope that this information is helpful. If it has been helpful to you, consider sharing my blog with a friend. Tomorrow I will share another quick and easy freezer meal.
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4 thoughts on “Freezer Cooking: Storage Methods”
I’m so glad I stumbled across this post! I had been saving these type containers to put up shrimp this year. I was unprepared last year and we deheaded and put up over 200 lbs between my sil and I. I had boxed the containers up to give away since we wouldn’t be getting much this year because of the spill. Gonna put them back and put them to use, elsewhere! THANKS!
The Proverbs Wife Reply:
August 13th, 2010 at
You’re welcome Melisse. I try to reuse just about anything. It really saves alot of money when yiu can find alternate uses for things versus buying new.
I often Use a 1 c measuring cup , line it with saran wrap , fill it with rice , veggies or beans , twist and secure , cover with foil and freeze.
When I need it I just unwrap it , stick the saran wrapped ball in the microwave and heat 1-3 min , the saran wrap steams whatever is in it as well.
This is also how we keep rice for quick reheat and use.
What an awesome tackle and awesome tips:-)