With grocery prices at an all-time high, save money by buying in bulk, or stock up with supermarket specials, then freeze the items that you won't be using right away.
Wrap completely-cooled food in heavy-duty plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and place in zip-top freezer bags or air-tight containers to preserve the texture and flavor.
Here's a guide to how long you can store a variety of foods in the freezer and maintain quality.
Bacon, raw = 1 monthSausage, raw = 1-2 monthsHam, fully cooked = 1-2 monthsLuncheon meats, unopened = 1-2 monthsCooked meats, casseroles = 2-3 monthsCooked soups/stews = 2-3 monthsGround beef, veal, lamb, pork = 3-4 monthsChops = 4- 6 monthsRoasts = 4-12 monthsSteaks = 6-12 months
Ground chicken, turkey = 3-4 monthsCooked, plain = 4 monthsCooked poultry, casseroles = 4-6 monthsCooked, covered with broth, gravy = 6 monthsChicken or turkey, pieces = 9 monthsChicken or turkey, whole = 12 months