Even I know not to freeze sour cream.

11/29/2008 09:00:00 AM
Passed on from an email friend. Website here. Note: that's not my freezer.

FOOD - TIME IN FREEZER (0°F)

Milk - 3 months
Butter - 6 to 9 months
Cheese, hard (Cheddar, Swiss) - 6 months
Cheese, soft (Brie, Bel Paese) - 6 months
Cream, half-and-half - 4 months
Sour cream - don't feeze
Eggs (raw yolks, whites) - 1 year
Frankfurters (opened or unopened packages) - 1 to 2 months
Luncheon meats (opened or unopened packages) - 1 to 2 months
Bacon - 1 month
Sausage, raw, links or patties - 1 to 2 months
Ham, fully cooked (whole, half, slices) - 1 to 2 months
Ground or stew meat - 3 to 4 months
Steaks - 6 to 12 months
Chops - 3 to 6 months
Roasts - 4 to 12 months
Chicken or turkey, whole - 1 year
Chicken or turkey, pieces - 9 months
Casseroles, cooked, poultry - 4 to 6 months
Casseroles, cooked, meat - 2 to 3 months
Soups and stews - 2 to 3 months
Fish, lean (cod, flounder, haddock) - 6 months
Fish, fatty (bluefish, mackerel, salmon) - 2 to 3 months
Fish, cooked - 4 to 6 months
Fish, smoked - 2 months in vacuum pack
Shrimp, scallops, squid, shucked clams, mussels, oysters - 3 to 6 months
Pizza - 1 to 2 months
Breads and rolls, yeast - 3 to 6 month
Breads, quick - 2 to 3 months
Cakes, unfrosted - 3 months
Cheesecakes - 2 to 3 months
Cookies, baked - 3 months
Cookie dough, raw - 2 to 3 months
Pies, fruit, unbaked - 8 months
Pies, custard or meringue-topped - don't freeze
Piecrust, raw - 2 to 3 months
Nuts, salted - 6 to 8 months
Nuts, unsalted - 9 to 12 months

Excerpted from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook (Hearst Books/Sterling Publishing).

4 comments:

  1. am I going to die since I baked and ate cookies from dough that had been frozen for WELL OVER A YEAR????????

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  2. p.s. they were good and worth it if so.

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  3. I just don't know why you would freeze pizza and not eat all of it.

    Good PSA on freezing things though!

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  4. oh, good to know. I was curious about some of this stuff as we just got a freezer. I couldn't imagine though freezing some of this stuff.... milk, eggs, butter?!?! Just seems weird.

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