Freezers Cedar Rapids IA

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The Home Depot
(319)294-0480
4501 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Walmart Supercenter
(319) 390-9922
3601 29Th Avenue S.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(319) 390-9925
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(319) 393-0444
2645 Blairs Ferry Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(319) 393-2110
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sears
(319) 395-6228
4600 First Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Hours
Mon-Fri:8am -9pm
Sat:8am -9pm
Sun:10am -6pm

Walmart Supercenter
(319) 447-2395
5491 Business Highway 151
Marion, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(319) 447-2870
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Lowe's
(319) 294-3780
5300 Blairs Forest Blvd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Hours
M-SA 6:30 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

O'Donnell Ace Hardware
(319) 395-7770
3825 Center Point Rd NE, Between Collins and Glass on Center Pointe Road
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Sears
(319) 395-6200
4600 1St Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
Hours
Mon-Fri:10am -9pm
Sat:9am -9pm
Sun:11am -9pm

Marion Ace Hardware
(319) 373-7704
3200 7th Ave
Marion, IA
 
Mount Vernon Ace Hardware
(319) 895-8183
222 1st Ave S
Mount Vernon, IA
 

Make and freeze meals for parties

Whether your holiday dinner or party is casual or formal, one of the best ways to minimize last-minute effort and entertaining stress is, of course, to prepare and freeze fresh foods, party appetizers, entrees, or desserts in advance.

Of course, you can't just wrap food and pop it into the freezer if you want it to be party-perfect. But you can follow these simple guidelines, adapted from two University of Missouri excellent resources: "Freezer Problem Solver," and "Freezing Home-Prepared Foods."

Freezer Basics

Optimal temperature for freezing–Your freezer should be at a constant temperature of 0 degrees F. or less. At warmer temperatures, color, flavor, and texture will suffer.

Freeze fresh food at its best–Freezing won't improve quality; select only top-quality fruits and vegetables at the peak of ripeness and freshness.

Leave enough room–Leave room at the top of freezer containers to allow for expansion of food as it freezes. If you're freezing vegetables that pack loosely, such as broccoli, this is not necessary.

Changed your mind?–Took out too much, or decided not to serve a particular frozen item, after all? You can re-freeze food if it still has ice crystals on it, or if it has been refrigerated for no more than two days at 40 degrees F. or below. However, the quality of the re-frozen food may not be as good as it originally was. A major exception to the re-freeze rule: Seafood. Don't refreeze it, even if it has ic...

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