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Old 08-19-2013, 10:44 AM   #11
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Using a bag you can expel air to minimize freezer burn. With plastic containers, there is usually air at the top. Depending what you're freezing, this may be a problem.

Also, bags take up a lot less space in the freezer.
Good point about bags taking less space. I haven't found freezer burn to be a problem with sauces, soups, stews. I don't freeze pieces of meat in rigid containers.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:48 PM   #12
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Using a bowl or similar to hold the bag, fold the top over the bowl and you have two hands free to fill and manage the bag.
You're right about the perfect bowl for holding the folded over bag Andy, but I've yet to find one in my house. It works well for me to just hold it in the palm of my hand however. It's so true about flat frozen bags taking up much less room in the freezer and freeing up your containers to use in the refrigerator. It's really nice to have a whole stack of bags full of sauce for easy pasta dinners!
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I freeze many sauces, and milk and cream. Freeze in a muffin tin, which is about a single serving, then plastic wrap and zip locks.

The plastic wrap keeps the servings from sticking to each other.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:55 PM   #14
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Cottage cheese containers are my tupperware, and I freeze my sauces in them. Never a problem with freezer burn either. I do Foodsaver my meat.
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I freeze many sauces, and milk and cream. Freeze in a muffin tin, which is about a single serving, then plastic wrap and zip locks.

The plastic wrap keeps the servings from sticking to each other.
I do that with stock. Thanks for the suggestion of plastic wrap. Sometimes they do stick together, especially if I put them in a bag instead of plastic jar.
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I use the vacuum bags that have the pump to get the air away and make the seal. Wrap it in the plastic before putting it into the bag. For the sauces, we can and preserve them.

Many times when we find the big sales on the meats, we make the soups and stews and freeze them in the containers of the size for the single portion. It is easy for DA to find those and it is the convenient way for me to prepare our meals when I am studying for the exams.

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