Most people use their freezers to store microwavable meals and frozen pastries, however, there is so much more a freezer can offer. Try these freezer hacks and use the full potential of your freezer to preserve food.
Freeze Soup In Ice Cube Trays
We use soup stock in numerous recipes. If you have some leftover homemade soup, pour it into the ice cube trays, and freeze it. This way, every time a recipe calls for soup stock, you can don’t have to start from scratch and can pull out a few cubes from the freezer.
Freeze Leftover Wine
We’ve all been there. You open a bottle of wine only to realize you can drink it all by yourself, and it ends up poured down the drain. Instead of wasting wine, pour it into a container, and freeze it. You can later use this wine for cooking. It’s also great because you don’t have to open a bottle of new wine whenever you need a bit of wine for the recipe.
Freeze Sliced Bread
Bread goes bad way too quickly. Instead of throwing vast quantities of bread away, when you open sliced bread, leave any number of slices you plan on eating that day and put the rest in the freezer. The cold temperature will keep the bread fresh, and it can be stored up to six months. Then, whenever you need some bread, simply pull the slice out, toast it, and you won’t be able to notice the difference.
Freeze Bacon Slices Individually
You never need the whole package of bacon slices. Therefore storing them separately comes in handy. Line the bacon slices on the parchment paper and freeze them. Later, when you want some bacon with eggs, you need not defrost the whole package that can feed ten people and can take as many slices as you like.
Fresh herbs give meals an added dose of flavor. However, they wilt down too quickly. To preserve herbs, place any you don’t plan on using in ice cube trays with some water. This way, you can pop up an ice cube any time you are making a dish. Alternatively, you can use olive oil instead of water.