Wednesday, October 5, 2011

How long can you freeze food?

Recently I went from having a kitchen freezer and a full size large freezer to just having a kitchen freezer. Our large freezer died, and we do not want to purchase a new one until we move in the spring. Less to move! Wow what an adjustment. As you can see, my freezer is packed. We never have enough room now. I cannot stock up on many of the things I did stock up on. When I was cleaning out the large freezer, I can across things that looked like they had been there five years.
I am horrible about putting things in the freezer that later become unidentifiable. I do not know what they are much less, how long they have been there. Even when I have gone through the trouble of labeling, I am never sure if it is safe to eat. I could never have told you what it was. Is there a time limit when freezing food? I found this article on Yahoo Green to be very informative. How long can you freeze food?


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Cathy Kennedy said...

The information you found looks like it gives a very useful guide to how long foods keep while frozen. Personally, I know we've kept foods longer than a year. However, if I found something that was five years old then I'd be more likely to throw it out to be on the safe side.

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