If you are like me, your fridge and freezer are always well-stocked. And by well-stocked, I mean totally jam-packed. While my chaos is somewhat organized, and I can usually move stuff around to accommodate whatever I am working on for dinner, when it comes to preparing for holiday feasts? I need to do some serious re-org.
For years, whenever I bought tomato paste, I would buy the tiny, cheap can at the grocery store, use about a tablespoon of the stuff, and then store it in the side shelf of the fridge in the can with some foil crumpled over it, or maybe stick it in a zip-top bag if I was really thinking about it. My pasta sauce would be delicious and then I'd totally forget I had the tomato paste at all.
The freezer is often the place of last resort—both for frozen meals you can make in a snap and for storing foods you want to cook, just not right now. However, the freezer can be a source of great joy if you know what you’re looking for or freeze the food properly in the first place. That may mean you need to relearn some basic frosty facts. Here, the most common frozen food myths—and why it’s time you stop believing them.
The Internet's been abuzz with this woman's story about losing her life savings after trading in her freezer, so that got us thinking: Besides large sums of cash, what other strange things do people keep in their freezers? Lots, it turns out.
The freezer can be far more than an appliance; for plenty of people, it’s a fireproof safe, a deodorizer, and an icy in-between space for anything from compost to roadkill. Here are the most common, as well as most bizarre, things we found.