If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to lose weight, you may be thinking about freezing some of those special holiday foods. If you do have holiday foods in your freezer already, here are some guidelines to keep your food safe and tasting good for months to come:
- Your containers and wrapping material need to be moisture resistant. The best wrapping materials are freezer paper, plastic wrap designed for freezer use, heavy-duty aluminum foil, and rigid containers that seal tightly.
- Make certain that your food is labeled. Labels should include the food name, number of servings, and the date the food was frozen.
- If you haven’t made a list of items in your freezer, it isn’t too late. It’s an easy habit to establish, and saves time and money.
- While frozen food may remain safe to eat, quality declines with storage times. For most holiday foods like coffee cake, yeast rolls, nut breads, cookies and candy, the quality is good for three months.