All the house chefs go through the lazy days once in a month where they don’t feel like anything but crying. Cooking feels like a death stroke where needing to stand in the kitchen for hours sounds like a life time imprisonment. The best strategy to meet such disastrous mood swings is to have “homemade frozen meal” readily available at hand. Preparing soups in bulk is easy and quick. Furthermore, soups are nutritious that are good to curb the hunger pangs. Freezing & reheating soups is not less than a battle since doing it wrong may lose the texture & taste. Choose your containers wisely for instance Tupperware freezer mates & Tupperware microwaveable specially designed to contain soup.
Freezing Soups: Tupperware Containers vs Plastic Ziploc Bags
If you are going to freeze soup in plastic Ziploc bag, be ready for the aftermath. Pouring soup in a shapeless plastic pouch it itself a mess where you must expect spills & leakage. True that Ziploc bag may occupy less space than Tupperware containers but later are handier & help you keep the texture of the soup intact. Tupperware containers also keep your freezing compartment organized. With the assortment of colored Tupperware containers, you can also make sure easy identification. For instance green freezer mates for vegetables, pink for broth & liquids & purple for diced fruits etc.
Freezing Soups in Perfect Texture & Taste
Keeping these notes in mind will help you enjoy the perfect flavor even after several months.
- Vegetable Soups should be kept at the back side of the freezing compartment where the temperature is the most consistent. Otherwise, opening freezer again and again will cause vegetables to absorb moisture, turning them mushy.
- Dairy or cream based soups must not be kept frozen for more than 3 hours. Any longer will cause icicles to form that affect both the texture & taste.
- Try saving in individual portions. If you enjoy food-on-the-go; try storing soup in snowflake midgets by Tupperware containers. They will be quickly thawed & less of a burden on the luggage you carry while travelling.
- Always leave an inch space when filling Tupperware containers with soup. The more the empty space, the quickly the food will freeze.
- To prevent the freezer burn, put a plastic cling on the surface of the soup before covering the container with a lid.
- Cream based soups should be thawed in the refrigerator overnight. Soups that do not contain cream may be defrosted in the microwave.
- Reheat soup in Crystal wave soup mugs by Tupperware containers. The mugs are specially designed to reheat & serve soups. The lids shut snuggly preventing leakage. Soup mugs come with a vent top lid. Open the vent when reheating the soup to ensure even heating.
- Store the herbs & beans separately that you can stir into the soup when reheating. To keep your greens stay fresh, store them in an ice-cube tray with a little drops of olive oil.
Tupperware containers come with lifetime guarantee & don’t fill the landfills. Adopt more eco-friendly practices to keep the environment green & healthy!