View Full Version : What do you cover things with?
01-04-2007, 07:49 PM
For those of you who have recipes set in the fridge or freezer, what do you normally cover the food with?
I find if I don't cover it, it gets dry and gross. :o
01-04-2007, 08:48 PM
I store many things like Raw breads, crackers, cookies, nut burgers-etc. in plastic bins...I use either parchment paper in between to keep from sticking.
I top with plastic wrap then the bin top to prevent freezer burn. Main thing is to keep the air from getting at the food. I have to say..I hate plastic-but it's the best way to store things in the freezer.
01-04-2007, 09:46 PM
i always use plastic containers (so convenient!), or on a plate/bowl with plastic wrap over top. never foil because it kinda leaches into the food.
01-04-2007, 10:19 PM
Wax paper next to the food then plastic wrap over the wax paper for most foods.
01-04-2007, 11:31 PM
I've been buying glass containers with plastic lids trying to get rid of all the plastic containers in my kitchen. So I store in glass without the plastic lid touching the food. Works great! And yes, I also have to cover everything up or it will dry out quickly.
01-05-2007, 01:50 AM
I either use two freezer baggies, and wash and dry them, or I put them in glass containers that are canning jars, and suck and seal them, or I use the suck and seal them in the plastic that you use with the food saver.
01-05-2007, 05:29 AM
I use a variety of things. The nuts and seeds I get from the health food store are packaged in really thick plastic resealable bags. I leave those in there. Bulk nuts and seeds or ones that I've bought elsewhere are put in canning jars with plastic lids.
If I make onion bread, I put it in a flat plastic container with lid. I will sometimes put nut cheese in such a container but often I just use a plastic bag because it takes up less room in the fridge.
If I make something in a bowl like a salad, I will use either foil or plastic wrap to cover. I don't always have both in the house. So this is why I might use either one. I bought some foil at an Asian store that was advertised as "pink foil". I thought the foil itself would be pink so I thought this would by nice to use in my daughter's lunch. It turned out to be regular silver foil in a pink box. But it is narrower than the foil we normally get here. So I was using it on small bowls and such.
Dried foods like berries and mushrooms are put in plastic bags. I'm really not much of a container person because they do take up so much room. But I find with some things like the onion bread, they retain their shape better if put in a container.
01-05-2007, 09:46 AM
Mushrooms will keep fresher and longer if stored in a paper lunch bag.
01-05-2007, 02:49 PM
Thanks for the tip Glim :D
I tend to put things like raw chocolate in the freezer without anything covering because it will stick to the soft chocolate, but then it gets freezer/fridge burnt. :rolleyes:
I tend to use plastic wrap and foil for everything. I want to buy containers but I wouldn't know where to store them because I only have 1 cupboard in the entire house.. literally.
So for now I keep things in the bags they came in like the bulk food store bags but I find after 1 week even the seeds taste stale.
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