How long is my food good for?

Here is a helpful list of how long foods are good in the freezer for. I will be updating my recipes with the information soon.

FOOD – TIME IN FREEZER (0°F)

Milk – 3 months
Butter – 6 to 9 months
Cheese, hard (Cheddar, Swiss) – 6 months
Cheese, soft (Brie, Bel Paese) – 6 months
Cream, half-and-half – 4 months
Sour cream – don’t feeze
Eggs (raw yolks, whites) – 1 year
Frankfurters (opened or unopened packages) – 1 to 2 months
Luncheon meats (opened or unopened packages) – 1 to 2 months
Bacon – 1 month
Sausage, raw, links or patties – 1 to 2 months
Ham, fully cooked (whole, half, slices) – 1 to 2 months
Ground or stew meat – 3 to 4 months
Steaks – 6 to 12 months
Chops – 3 to 6 months
Roasts – 4 to 12 months
Chicken or turkey, whole – 1 year
Chicken or turkey, pieces – 9 months
Casseroles, cooked, poultry – 4 to 6 months
Casseroles, cooked, meat – 2 to 3 months
Soups and stews – 2 to 3 months
Fish, lean (cod, flounder, haddock) – 6 months
Fish, fatty (bluefish, mackerel, salmon) – 2 to 3 months
Fish, cooked – 4 to 6 months
Fish, smoked – 2 months in vacuum pack
Shrimp, scallops, squid, shucked clams, mussels, oysters – 3 to 6 months
Pizza – 1 to 2 months
Breads and rolls, yeast – 3 to 6 month
Breads, quick – 2 to 3 months
Cakes, unfrosted – 3 months
Cheesecakes – 2 to 3 months
Cookies, baked – 3 months
Cookie dough, raw – 2 to 3 months
Pies, fruit, unbaked – 8 months
Pies, custard or meringue-topped – don’t freeze
Piecrust, raw – 2 to 3 months
Nuts, salted – 6 to 8 months
Nuts, unsalted – 9 to 12 months

Via: Delish.com

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Freezing Vegetables

Steamed_Vegetable_MedleyIf you know me, you know that I can’t pass up a good deal, so when I find fresh veggies on sale I just want to buy up the whole store!

Here’s a list of veggies you can freeze for up to six months. I recommend chopping them and storing in small portions so you can just grab the bags you need for any given recipe!

Asparagus
Beans
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Celery
Corn
Cucumber
Eggplant
Mushrooms
Onion
Parsnips
Peas
Peppers
Potatoes
Pumpkin
Squash
Tomatoes
Turnips