Bag it up!
Freezer bags are great for storing loose food, like berries or burgers – both raw and cooked hamburger patties store safely in the freezer for up to three months. Scatter berries on baking trays and open-freeze first before transferring to bags, to stop them clumping together. Use marker pens to write on the bag what you’re freezing, how many portions, and the date. You can also layer your raw ingredients in a zip-lock freezer bag – once defrosted, empty the whole lot into a large saucepan, stir for a few minutes, add 200ml boiling water and leave to simmer until the meat is cooked through and the sauce thickened.