Eat the Freezer

Despite my best efforts at the grocery store to buy only what we need for a given week of eating, in order to avoid waste, the freezer inevitably ends up with a menagerie of random items—corn dogs from a party we had for my daughter, mozzarella sticks from some event that I can no longer remember, remnants of ice cream quarts, and so on.

The preceding week and forthcoming weekend I am taking food out of the freezer and using it in recipes or just plain eating it.  Friday’s chicken and wild rice soup was enhanced with the addition of a quart bag of potato gnocchi I had frozen during the summer when I experimented with seasonal vegetable pastas.  Sunday’s chili was the recipient of a clutch of different canned beans that I had been collecting from recipes that are buried in a thick file folder.

This is a companion effort to my Raiders of the Forgotten Pantry.  About every six months I open the pantry and start to wonder why I bought some of the canned goods or sauces that cower in the dusty back corners.  The slide out shelves I installed last winter really make this job easier because I no longer have to reach way back and fumble for mystery bottles.

What do you have lurking in the bottom of your freezer waiting to be unearthed?

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One response to “Eat the Freezer

  1. If only I knew …. often my family refuses to open the freezer for fear of being harmed by falling bags!

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