We are having an unidentified casserole for lunch today. Sounds delicious doesn’t it?
I made it during one of my recent freezer cooking days, but I didn’t label it. Why didn’t I label it? Good question. I think I didn’t label it because I figured we’d eat it within a couple of weeks and I’d remember what it was. But we didn’t eat it within a couple of weeks and my brain has blocked out that memory and now I have no idea what it is.
I’m thinking it might be beef enchiladas, but I’m not sure.
So, my encouragement for you today is to always label your frozen food. It helps you know what you’re eating. Duh.
Now, I also recommend that you re-use your freezer bags if possible. The labeling of freezer bags, however, can become an issue when you re-use them.
Case in point: I once filled a freezer bag with bean and cheese burritos. I labeled the bag “bean and cheese”. Later I re-used the bag store zucchini bread. I knew what it was, but of course no one else did. My husband got ready to slice some for breakfast the next day and glanced down at the bag to see what kind of bread he was to be eating. He looked at the label and of course it said, “bean and cheese”. I think he might have jumped back in shock. Sorry, Honey.
I hereby resolve to become better at labeling my frozen foods.
Would you like an update on the identification of the unidentified casserole after lunch today?
Sure enough…it was beef enchiladas. Once I could smell what it was while it baked in the oven, I had just enough time to make a taco salad and lunch was served. Hey, sometimes surprises are fun, right?