You Can Freeze That?

Your freezer isn't just for quarts of soup or pizzas. Try freezing these surprising items (in airtight bags or containers) to extend their shelf life.

  • Susie Theodorou
  • Chicken broth, three months
  • Coconut (grated), two months
  • Gingerroot, two months
  • Hard cheeses (such as Parmesan, Romano, Cheddar, and Swiss), six months
  • Milk, one month (Freeze the carton upright.)
  • Nuts, two months
  • Pancakes and waffles, one month (Reheat these straight from the freezer.)
  • Rice (cooked and frozen in small portions), one month
  • Tomato paste, three months
  • Unsalted butter, six months