What do you freeze in your kitchen?
I was reading this excellent list of tips on foods that can be successfully frozen: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2...
What have you frozen successfully? Any big honkin' failures that you learned about on the way?
I always have rice and udon frozen in individual portions. I also have various bento vegetables and meats/gyoza frozen for lunches. I buy meat when it is on sale and freeze it, at any given time I will have sliced pork, ground something and often chicken frozen. I usually have a loaf of bread frozen too. That's about it.
I learned that rice could be frozen from a Rachel Ray article in some magazine years back. I regularly freeze cooked rice, butter, cooked ground beef and shredded chicken, beef and pork. We buy our meat by the half from a farmer so I have a lot of roasts to cook. Doing them in big batches and keeping shredded meat on hand for sandwiches, enchilladas, etc. is very handy.
I never would have thought to freeze some of the things on that list. Who has the freezer space to freeze gallons of milk? I also never knew the reasons for those circles on the side of the carton but it now makes perfect sense.
I've frozen most of the things on that list. At one time I lived in an isolated community where fresh milk was difficult to get (most people used Carnation!) I often froze 2L containers for use in the weeks between grocery store trips. You have to shake it up, but otherwise it's fine.
In my freezer:
Meat from meat CSA: pork, chicken, beef, lamb (specialty cuts: veal, duck, goat)
Frozen veg: one bag corn, one bag peas, ginger in a ziploc
Frosty beer mugs, ice packs
Homemade bags of chicken broth
Possibly frozen fruit (commercially frozen berries)
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I thought the same thing about the chips. Not because of an ick factor but when you consider the cost of chips and the amount of space needed to freeze them, freezer space would be better used for something more valuable/expensive.
I also thought "ew" about the breakfast sandwiches.