General Freezing Tips

Remember to let food cool down before packing and freezing. Hot food will raise the freezer's temperature, and the food will not freeze uniformly. To speed things up, place the pan of hot food in a sink filled with ice water (or in a larger pan of ice water). Stirring also helps cool food faster. Once the dish is cooled, portion it into meal-size containers or packages. Label and date food before placing it in the freezer.