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Old 01-18-2011, 07:23 PM   #11
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I would thaw it Monday so it can sit a day and meld. Sounds like yummy soup!
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:04 PM   #12
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As others have said, it will be fine frozen legend. Glad you don't have potatoes in it.......others would argue, but I say potatoes frozen in soup or stew get really funky frozen and thawed.
Agree with this 100%!
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:45 PM   #13
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I freeze almost every kind of soup, certainly would this one. The only ones I hesitate to freeze are soups containing Cream, which can break when frozen. Many soups are improved with age, and there's nothing better than having a hot bowl of soup at your fingertips.

This isn't one that is going to be difficult, but thick soups (split pea, some thick bean soups), I recommend nuking rather than heating in a pot on the stove.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:15 PM   #14
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Make sure you get it to freeze as fast as possible, like in a plastic baggie, as flat as possible. If it is colder outside than in your freezer, put the bags outside. The reason freezing things changes the texture and reduces quality is because of the ice crystals the liquid forms. The faster you freeze something, the smaller the ice crystals, the less damage, hence "flash freezing".
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:26 PM   #15
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Make sure you get it to freeze as fast as possible, like in a plastic baggie, as flat as possible. If it is colder outside than in your freezer, put the bags outside. The reason freezing things changes the texture and reduces quality is because of the ice crystals the liquid forms. The faster you freeze something, the smaller the ice crystals, the less damage, hence "flash freezing".
That's true, Skittle. And for heaven sake......we don't want to wake up to yet another thread titled...... " forgot the soup overnight.......do I have to throw it away"?
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:04 PM   #16
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No, Please, NOT AGAIN
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:02 AM   #17
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How about a:
Found frozen soup in the freezer dated five years ago. It is still OK?

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Old 01-19-2011, 08:53 AM   #18
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Found frozen soup in the freezer dated five years ago. It is still OK?

Brat!
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:21 AM   #19
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Found frozen soup in the freezer dated five years ago. It is still OK?


Now that would be an interesting experiment! Freezer burn would have reduced it to soup flavored ice crystals. Just add water, heat and serve.
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Now that would be an interesting experiment! Freezer burn would have reduced it to soup flavored ice crystals. Just add water, heat and serve.
That would be the only way to find out if it was any good, anyway
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