Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Detailed Labeling
For anyone who freezes prepared meals or foods, or wants to do more with cooking ahead, here is my tip for the week.
When you put something in the freezer, put detailed labeling on it. Never assume that you "just couldn't possibly" forget what it was. ;) I used to just put the date on things, or sometimes an abbreviation that I'd later forget. I'd end up with mystery items that I put off using until they were freezer-burned.
So now, I always label with the date, name of food, amount, and details about what I did to it. For example:
6-18-07 3 cups- ground round taco meat
6-18-07 2 cups- ground chuck fried with onions,and garlic*
*As a side note, I have read that freezing meat that has been fried with onions and garlic can give it a musky flavor, but we haven't noticed that, or else we like the flavor...
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