I love my freezer. It is the storage centre for much of our garden produce. It is the holding place for homemade chicken stock and a wide variety of soups and sauces which I like to make in bulk. It is the place that my green tomato mincemeat and peach jam call home.
It can also be a bit of a puzzle.
And I love puzzles, but when it comes to trying to decide by smell and frozen texture which jar is tomato sauce and which jar is tomato soup, it is not one of my favourites. (especially when I guess wrong….)
This could be solved, of course, if I labelled the jars before I stored them in the freezer. But the labels I have around the house seem to stick, and not come off, even after repeated washings (which only adds to the puzzle when a jar that is definitely not chicken stock has a label on it which reads “chicken stock, 2 cups).
I am sure someone makes beautiful freezer labels that are easily removed during washing, but I never think to look for them until it is too late, and the jars are sitting on the counter ready to go into the freezer.
I know what you’re thinking – stop writing this blog post right now and go and get yourself some labels! Which I may still do, but hubby has devised the perfect solution in the meantime:
Yep. That’s a scrap piece of paper and an elastic, and it has changed my world. Smart man, my hubby!
Does anyone else have this label problem? How do you organize your freezer?