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Hello Everyone,

Meal plan then designate a day of the week, like a Sunday
afternoon (or even better, a weekday night to skip the
grocery store crowds), to do a bunch of bulk cooking. Put
a few dishes in the refrigerator to easily reheat for dinner
and freeze a few other dishes for later in the week.
Casseroles and other simple recipes freeze well and reheat
in no time so you can skip the expense of fast-food.

Additional meal freezing tips below...

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Hint 1:

In general, frozen foods keep for about 1 to 3 months in the
freezer. Before you start adding more food to your freezer,
you should take a look at what is already in there. Clean
it, organize it, throw out old foods, etc.

Hint 2:

Rotate older meals to the front of your freezer so you will
use them first.

Hint 3:

Use the right containers. To help prevent freezer burn and
oxidation, use packaging that is durable, water-proof, leak-
proof, and resistant to low temperatures. I use disposable
foil pans, covering the food with a layer of plastic wrap
and then foil, and quality “freezer” resealable bags the
most often. (I sometimes double up on the bags to help
prevent leaks.)

Hint 4:

Remove as much air as possible from the packaging before
freezing the meal. You can use a straw to suck the air out
of bags, when raw meat is not inside. When covering a meal
with plastic wrap, try not leave space for any air as well.
You can also use a foodsaver to get all the air out and seal.