Friday, October 7, 2011

Freezer Cleaning Time!

Once a year, I get tired of the state of the freezer and decide to enact a moratorium on freezer items and make it a goal to eat through what's in there before I buy anything else to go into there. 

We are having one of those moment right now.  I enacted this moratorium two weeks ago after the chicken avalanched and tried to take the stack of ground beef with it.  I just took a big step back and let it all fall out.  I'm sure the neighbors in the apartment next door thought the world was coming to an end. 

I discovered some interesting things while I dig in there: a rogue ice cream bar that a friend lost in there, a bag of frozen vegetables (this is surprising because it's been almost a year since I bought frozen veggies), and a couple bags of what I think is "Greek Lima Bean Casserole" which I hadn't made in forever.  Oops!  ;-)

So, we're in freezer clean-out mode.  Some things get cooked and recycled back into the freezer - like the last six bags of frozen broccoli which were turned into Curried Cream of Broccoli and refroze for easy lunches or dinners when the kids aren't here.  The more interesting-looking meat and chicken were tossed into casseroles and soups to disguise any strange tastes they may have picked up

Remember! I hate to waste food!

And it's a good thing that the freezer is getting cleaned out.  It seems that the seal on the freezer compartment is going out and with all the rain we've been getting, the moist air is playing havoc with my freezer.  I opened it up yesterday morning to find snow banks gathering.

Good timing, huh?  It's going to take a while before this gets fixed - it seems that my landlord is ignoring me while we go through rent negotiations.  *sigh*  Isn't life fun?

When was the last time you cleaned out your freezer?  What do you do with your more interesting items?

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