Foods you can freeze to keep in case of a quarantine

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — You may be stocking up on canned goods and dried foods like pasta in case you or your family are stuck home, but did you know there are plenty of fresh foods you can freeze to get the most out of your groceries?

According to frequent Bridge Street guest, savvy spender, and blogger, Lauren Greutman, there are plenty of foods you can freeze to have on hand at a later date.

Dairy products like milk and cheese freeze well. With a little prep, milk can be stored in the freezer for 3 to 6 months. Check out the American Dairy Association’s website for directions on how to freeze milk.

Meats, poultry, and fish can be frozen as well. Be sure to wrap items tightly to get as much air out as possible with a plastic wrap. For more information visit the USDA’s website.

ItemMonths
Bacon and Sausage1 to 2
Casseroles2 to 3
Egg whites or egg substitutes12
Frozen Dinners and Entrees3 to 4
Gravy, meat or poultry2 to 3
Ham, Hotdogs and Lunchmeats1 to 2
Meat, uncooked roasts4 to 12
Meat, uncooked steaks or chops4 to 12
Meat, uncooked ground3 to 4
Meat, cooked2 to 3
Poultry, uncooked whole12
Poultry, uncooked parts9
Poultry, uncooked giblets3 to 4
Poultry, cooked4
Soups and Stews2 to 3
Wild game, uncooked8 to 12

Almost all produce can be frozen. Some items freeze better than others. Nuts, seeds, grains and baked goods are also foods that can be frozen. For more foods you can freeze, visit Greutman’s blog, LaurenGreutman.com. You’ll also find great ideas for prepping and freezing meals.

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