When you make enough soup to feed a family for months, you can just pop it into that time capsule we call a freezer.
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But not every leftover can survive that deep freeze. Frozen food stored at a constant 0 degrees will always be safe, the U.S. Department of Agriculture explains — but that doesn’t mean it will always be palatable.
Check out this list before you pop something in the freezer to avoid an icky surprise in a few weeks. And be sure to check out our guide to how long food lasts in the fridge, too.
— Nancy Ryerson, HellaWella
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