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Freezing a Test Portion of Food

When you are not sure how a food will freeze, freeze a small portion. Thaw, heat and taste. Everyone has their own tastes. Some foods will change textures or a bit of flavor.

I always double wrap any item to be frozen. Also, squeeze as much air out as possible. This method is only good for short term storage. For long term, I recommend a vacuum seal system. I mark any frozen food bag using a permanent marker and note the item and date.

Our family does not mind eating leftovers that have been frozen while my friends' family refuse to eat them. It is a matter of personal taste.

I know a couple who are "empty nesters" and will freeze their leftovers. To make their dinners interesting and fun, she doesn't label anything. They call them their "surprise dinners".

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By mkymlp from NE PA

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February 8, 20100 found this helpful

If you are ever left wondering whether or not a particular food can be frozen or not, take just a little bit of it and freeze it. Then try it to see if it's ok. This way you won't ruin a whole dish of something if it can't be frozen. Example: Soup. Take about 1/2 cup of the soup and put it in a container and freeze it to see if it freezes OK or not. This way, you won't ruin a whole batch.

By Chef4u from Sylvania, OH

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Freeze A Portion To Test

Very nice tip! (07/16/2009)

By sarah11

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