Remember the chicken broth that I made recently? Well, imagine my discontent when I opened our freezer this evening and discovered this:
Apparently, liquids expand when the freeze. Hey, I’m a lawyer, not a scientist! Did they teach me this fact in high school? Probably. I don’t remember. Experience is my teacher now!
Thankfully, the broth was frozen when the lids popped open and there was no mess. The broth had been in the freezer for fewer than 24 hours, and it didn’t look too frosty, so I decided it was salvageable.
Here’s what I did: I removed the lids and covered the containers with plastic wrap, then the lids, and then aluminum foil. I secured this rigging the best I could with rubber bands and kitchen string. This is what I ended up putting back in the freezer:
Moral of the story: When freezing liquids, leave some room in the containers to allow for expansion. Please learn from my mistake!