Thursday, December 13, 2012
Deep in Our Deep Freezer!
This is a good problem to have really. Since I have been spending each season preserving my favorite fruits and veggies, my freezer has been storing delicious food waiting to be used in a meal. I've also occasionally saved some larger meals and stuck them in one of the overflowing racks. Additionally, I have joined a meat CSA where I receive a random cut of meat for future use. Those have nonchalantly been tossed in there but not been used.
I'm willing to bet that I could eat for at least 3 weeks solid just from my deep freezer. Cha-ching goes my brain as I look at my dwindling food budget as we prepare for another holiday feast at my house. My husband's comment has sprung me into action (rather than put up my defenses!), and I am on a mission to wisely but regularly pull more from my deep freezer-meats, fish, chicken stock, pumpkin puree, green peppers, chopped tomatoes, corn, blueberries, and much more! Once a week, I want to plan a meal centered around what's in my deep freezer or actually use one of those meals I have been saving for "convenience". Who needs to order a last minute pizza when I have a delicious and nourishing frozen soup with homemade bread calling my name in that freezer.
What's in your deep freezer and do you have a system of regularly using what's in there?
Ready to feast frugally,
Jen Starks, Owner