Well, those days are long gone for me.
No more plastic bags. I gradually invested in many Pyrex dishes that have a nice and snug cover. I just wish those covers were not made of plastic. Silicon has been very popular lately. It would have been making a good replacement.
How it works for me? !!!
- You can buy one or two dish at a time, so it is not a financial burden.
- Make sure they all are the same size and color, so they can stack easily and neatly
- Find your own perfect size, before you start buying. For us, a family of four, this is a good size.
- Mason jars make a great replacement for the plastic bags. I have chicken stocks in those jars and use them for soup.
- You can dedicate an area of your freezer to meat, another one to vegetable... so things stay organize and easy to find.
- Make sure the dishes are clear, so you can see what is inside. This reduces the hassle of labeling them.
- It is very helpful, if you remember to move the dish you need, to the refrigerator ( from the freezer), a day before you are ready to use it.
- These dishes can be microwaved easily.
- The Pyrex dishes can be washed effortlessly in the washing machine.
- You can easily freeze all kinds of vegetable during summer, so it could be used in winter.
- Make sure you are not buying too much food and over stock you freezer. It is better to eat fresh food and buy only what you need.
- Always try to use and finish what you already have in your freezer, before buying more of the same thing.
I have been using these for almost a year and had no problem. If you decide to give this system a try, let me know how does it go. Happy de-plastic-ing your freezer.