Essential Foods You Should Always Have in the Freezer
Keep these useful, versatile foods in your fridge for all your cooking needs!
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The next time butter is on sale at your local grocery store, buy a few extra blocks and then freeze what you don't need right away. It's a good way to save money, and fresh butter that goes into the freezer will last for at least one year. You can also freeze butter you've opened but won't be able to use before the "best by" date. Just keep it wrapped tightly in its original packaging, and keep it stored away from any potentially strong-odored foods (butter absorbs odors easily). When you're ready to use the frozen butter, simply thaw it in the fridge overnight or in the microwave. For the latter method, you'll want to do it in 10-second intervals to avoid melting it—unless that's what you need.
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