How do we do that?
Containment, coding and labeling are key.-Store leftovers in square, stackable clear plastic containers. Label each leftover container with the contents and a "used by" date, and rotate older items forward as you add new ones.
- Keep like items such as packages of frozen fruit and vegetables together in freezer bins or simple plastic baskets.
- Color-code freezer bins (or baskets) with colored dot stickers. Green means vegetables, red for meat, yellow for chicken, etc.
- Stack from meals with labels facing out.
- The door is the warmest part of the freezer, so store juice, butter, or frozen waffles there, but never meat.