A Guide For Keeping Frozen Food
When you see a good deal on chicken, steaks, frozen dinners, fish or whatever…you have to buy it! Right? I mean, you can just buy it, freeze it and have it at a later date.
True, but how long should you keep certain products frozen before they get freezer burn or just start to go bad? Here’s a little guide.- For most frozen dinners, the rule is 3-4 months.
- An unopened package of bacon is only good for one month. Make sure you use up that bacon….having to throw any out is a sin. LOL!
- Ground beef or ground turkey should be kept frozen no longer than three months.
- Shellfish can last up to six months in the freezer. Fish fillets, up to five months. I recommend using fish as soon as possible…the fresher, the better!
- Believe it or not….a whole chicken or a whole turkey can stay frozen in the freezer for 12 months and still have a delicious taste. If you cook the chicken or turkey and then freeze it, that will only stay good for up to four months maximum.