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Freezer challenge | five out of eight things: eaten

Here’s what I started with last week:

The flank steak is thawed in the fridge for something for dinner tonight.   Haven’t decided!

The frosting is still in the freezer.

The bread is currently in the oven as a french toast casserole.

We ate the pulled pork for dinner one night.

The ground beef is still in the freezer.

The cranberry sauce is thawed but not used.   But Thanksgiving IS next week…

I used the chicken breast to make a BLT salad.

And we had the Swedish meatball sauce over meatballs from another part of the freezer!

So here’s how things stand from my first batch of stuff.

In addition, I used up two frozen bags of sausage meat and a package of frozen sub rolls that weren’t even part of my challenge.   Yay me!

This week’s freezer challenge items

Here’s my new batch (with a few things carried over from the last!):

Here we have:

  • coffee creamer
  • a loaf of French bread
  • two bags of corn tortillas
  • a bag of coconut flour
  • a pound of ground beef
  • a container of frosting
  • some sausage patties

Ideas for using these up

The coffee creamer could go in some hot chocolate mix.

homemade hot chocolate mix

The French bread could become French toast.

The corn tortillas? Ugh. I don’t really love corn tortillas and I don’t know why I have two bags! Maybe we’ll try making some tortilla chips?

I might give away the coconut flour, unless one of you has some super delicious recipe for me to use it in!

I’ll probably make burgers or meatballs with the ground beef.

Sonia and Zoe said they’ll eat the frosting on graham crackers.

And I’ll probably use the sausages for breakfast/lunch.


I’ll be back next week with an update on how this went!

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Sarah B.

Saturday 24th of November 2018

This is so inspiring. I was so diligent this summer about faithfully prepping (blanching, cutting, pureeing) excess vegetables from our CSA to put into our freezer FOR the winter. Now winter is here, and i'm having hard time getting motivated to start pulling things OUT of the freezer that I purposely froze during the summer. I'm blaming the weather!


Friday 16th of November 2018

Loving this freezer challenge -- so many ideas here!


Friday 16th of November 2018

The enchiladas recipe in the quick family cookbook from atk is our favorite! I make it all the time. I use shredded chicken most times instead of the ground beef. But sometimes ground beef. Both are good. I use whatever cheese I have on hand - sometimes cheddar sometimes Monterrey jack or Colby. And sometimes we use red enchiladas sauce and sometimes the green kind (aldis has really good green enchiladas sauce). We don’t like them super saucy, so I use about 1/2-2/3 of the sauce they call for or just make extra filling. I throw a can of black beans in to stretch it out more sometimes. It freezes really well and is a great meal to take people. Make it with a side of shredded lettuce, pico, and Mexican rice and it is almost as good as a restaurant. It is our favorite!


Friday 16th of November 2018

This recipe is great comfort food when it's cold outside and would use up a lot of corn tortillas.


Thursday 15th of November 2018

You can also use the tortillas in a Tex-Mex freezer meal intended to be given to someone else or taken to a pot-luck.

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