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Freezer Challenge | I made so much broth!

I now have no bones in my freezer.  Zippo. Zilch. Nada. A bone-free freezer. Yay me!

I cooked up the turkey bones into broth one day.

And then I roasted the beef bones and made them into broth another day.

So, my freezer does have broth in it, but I still consider that a win.

Because now instead of bags of bones, I have a readily usable food product.

(That lid in the front has covered beef broth, then chicken broth, and now turkey broth. Ha.)

I cannot tell you how happy I am to have the bones used.

ALSO: I already used some of my beef broth in a pot of tortellini soup. Yay me!

I’ve been steadily eating the Everything bagels.

And I’m pleased to say I have exactly one left.

I thawed the rolls, let them rise, and baked them one night to go with soup for dinner.

(These are basic rolls that I froze after shaping, but before rising.)

Mr. FG and Sonia went out for dinner last Saturday, so Zoe and I ate the meatballs from the freezer for dinner.

Which means the only thing I didn’t get to from last week was the bag of walnuts.

All in all, a pretty good week!

This week’s freezer stuff

Some of these things have been here before. Maybe the second or third time is the charm!

Left to right, top to bottom:

  • walnuts
  • shredded mozzarella (x3)
  • whole almonds
  • misc. bag of frozen fruit
  • watermelon
  • pineapple
  • frozen berries

If I buy some dates, I can make walnut/date balls.

I could make pizza with the mozzarella.

I can use the almonds in granola.

And the fruit should go into some smoothies.

Although…I just remembered that I should make some fruity baked oatmeal! That would be a warm way to use up some frozen fruit.

Much more appealing in December than a smoothie.

However, I am not going to use the watermelon in the oatmeal. I can only see that being successful in the blender as a smoothie!


I think that I might only need one more freezer challenge week after this one, and then I’ll be ready to do an easy defrost of my chest freezer. 

I can’t believe I’m finally getting to the bottom of all the clutter I started with!

This is where it all started.

Thank you for cheering me on, guys. I don’t think I’d have stuck with this for so long without you!

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Jem Horwood

Saturday 15th of December 2018

I'm not sure if you knew this, but if you use rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer you should be able to easily swipe permanent marker off your jar lids. It's amazing!


Monday 17th of December 2018

Oh, I hadn't even thought about it! I'll give it a try.


Friday 14th of December 2018

Ooo, buy dates to go with the walnuts! I have a recipe on my blog for walnut brownie bites that use walnuts, dates, salt and cocoa powder. They are SO delish.

Nancy in Eastern Washington

Thursday 13th of December 2018

With the almonds, how about homemade almond roca? We do this every year, only use walnuts instead. (Mainly because we have a walnut tree and therefore a free source of walnuts.)


Thursday 13th of December 2018

I have a guilty confession to make. I went on a date with my husband today, and I had to check your blog when I came home to see if you'd posted your annual cookie pictures yet. No pressure. :)

Kathy Wolfe

Thursday 13th of December 2018

You did good!


Thursday 13th of December 2018

I second that! And you gave me the nudge I needed to finish my own freezer clear out.

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