it, but I have high hopes that it will be a success.
- First, I drain the pineapple and let the juice run into a bowl underneath the colander and set it aside. (I save the juice to use for our marinades!) I also save the can to grow my herbs in.
- In order to make the most out of the little freezer space we have, I bag the pineapple into three quart freezer bags, flatten them, label them, and freeze them by laying them flat. Once they are frozen, I can move them around as needed. I also fill one plastic container full and place in the refrigerator.
- Now I take the pineapple juice that I drained earlier and pour it into a gallon freezer bag. Then I clean a shelf in the freezer, and lay it completely flat to freeze. Once it is frozen, you can move it around.
- I use this same technique for our hamburger meat. We bought a 9.38lb log of lean beef, divided it up to roughly 1.25lbs per/bag, flatten them, label the packages, then freeze. (And no, we will not use all of this meat in one month.)
- For our cheese, we cut the block into chunks, wrap them in sandwich bags/plastic wrap, place in a gallon freezer bag.
We do a lot of other things, too. I just figured this would be a good starting point on storing the items we purchase in bulk. I hope you find it helpful!