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Labeling Food

When labeling your food items in your fridge or freezer, you can use several different things to label. Here are some that I have used:

  • I've used transparent "magic" tape (kind you can write on), either with an ink pen or a permanent marker.

  • I've used the little freezer labels you can sometimes find at your supermarket, but these are expensive, so to maximize my savings, I don't use a full piece, I'll cut one in half or into thirds to make them last longer. As long as I have the space to write the name of the dish and the date of preparation, that's all that counts.

  • I've also used filing stickers that I've found in the office supplies department.

  • My Mom used to use first aid tape, as she said it would last longer (back in those days it did.)

All these suggestions are also good if you're taking a dish of food to a potluck, someone might have a question about the dish, or it's ingredients. For one of these events, just put your name on the sticker as well as the other info.

By Terri from NV

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December 4, 20050 found this helpful

I use the name and address labels that come in the mail from organizations looking for my donations. Since I did not order these labels, I do not feel compelled to pay for them~! (I give lots to charity, and don't expect a "gift" in return)

I just stick the label on the food container and there is always enough room to write what I"ve put in the bag or plastic container.

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January 4, 20060 found this helpful

I use dissolvable labels so you aren't left with the sticky residue on your containers when you remove the label.

I also use a grease pencil and write directly on the bags or containers. Will allow you to write on wet surfaces even. Washes off.

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