By Amy Hunt
- Your freezer temperature should be below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a thermometer to check the temperature.
- Use microwave safe plastic wrap if you plan to thaw or cook the frozen food in the microwave.
- Freeze in smaller portions so the food cools faster and thaws faster for best quality.
- Freeze in thin portions.
- You can freeze ingredients for a casserole in individual packets (chicken, vegetables, cheese), then place the smaller packets into one large bag. Label well, including date and thawing and baking instructions, then freeze.
- Remember that freezing will not improve foods, it will just keep them at their original freshness and quality. Freeze only top quality foods.
* DVO welcomes your kitchen hints and cooking or nutrition questions! Email us and we'll post your hints and Q/A's in upcoming newsletters! *
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