Freezing Food: Homemade TV Dinners

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Use heavy duty freezer bags or freezer wrap

Airtight plastic containers

Double wrap when possible

Label and color-code items for easy identification


  1. Never thaw food in room temperature, because bacteria can build up.
  2. Thawing fish: -- 1 lb. frozen fish takes 24 hours to thaw completely in the fridge, or one hour if quick-thawed, well-wrapped in cold water. -- To thaw fish in the microwave, use only medium-low power.