I don’t know HOW MANY times I’ve put leftovers in containers (you know the cottage cheese container that you feel really bad about just throwing away – SAVE OUR PLANET! – so you wash it and re-use it as many times as possible before it goes into recycling)…and said to myself “Self, you’re incredibly smart and quick and have the best memory; of COURSE you’re going to remember what’s in this container next month when you’re scrounging for a quick lunch”!
NOT. So I started using folder labels to identify and date the food. Didn’t work – labels fell off. So I bought freezer labels but really resented how expensive they were. So I bought myself a permanent black Sharpie and started writing stuff on the lids. The lids got “full” (I’m really concerned about the environment). THEN I saw a tip SOMEwhere I can’t remember – and I’m going to share it with you. Buy a roll of blue painter’s tape at the hardware store. Five bucks, you can tear pieces off with your hands – no need for scissors, it won’t fall off in the freezer, that five dollar investment will pay off for 5 YEARS, and it’s easily removable when you need to switch labels. There. For more tips and tidbits subscribe here.