Freeze Soup Properly: 1. Cool the hot soup quickly by placing it in a bowl set over another bowl filled with ice water. This method allows less time for bacteria to grow. 2. Once cool, quickly transfer the food to moisture- and vapor-proof freezer containers. Use small containers to allow food to freeze quickly, which slows bacteria growth.
Even though there are just two of us, I love stocking up on kitchen staples at Costco and making four servings (per recipe standards) to have leftovers on a lazy night. Since we have learned the art of freezing and defrosting, buying 6 pounds of ground beef at a time has truly become a cost saving method. Now we just need a second stand alone freezer to handle all the bulk purchases.