This has always been a saying that stuck with me because up until I heard that, I did kind of think of my freezer as a magic box. A magic box that defied the laws of nature, just for me. A magic box that perfectly preserved anything that was left in its care. A magical place where time stopped indefinitely.

So ever since I realized there were limits to what my freezer could do, I started worrying about how long things could safely stay in there. Iā€™ve been furtively searching for a definitive guide for a while now, so was very happy to find a website entitled the ā€œNational Center for Home Food Preservationā€! They have an entire, and thorough, section devoted to your freezer. (I was also delighted to find the section on Curing and Smoking.)

Now my freezer is just a semi-magical box.