Geez. I can’t believe I’m in week 6 of this already! Thanks for following along on my freezer adventures and giving me lots of great use-it-up ideas.
You all are the best.
Last Week’s Food
Alrighty! Here’s what I started with last week.
I used the bananas to make banana bread.
We had the breakfast sausage for dinner last night along with pancakes and orange juice.
On your suggestions, I steamed the butternut squash and pureed it.
And then I used it to make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, subbing the butternut for the pumpkin.
I’d say these taste fairly similar to muffins made with pumpkin, but not quite as good.
My kids are still eating them, though, so I guess it’s fine.
And I think I am all done finding bags of squash in my freezer now. Phew.
I used the cooked Italian sausage in a pan of stuffed shells, and I used the bread cubes to make a half batch of overnight French toast.
And lastly, I used the tomatoes to make a small batch of tomato sauce, which I will use in some way or another, maybe to top pizza.
I did not find a new home for the coffee creamer yet, and the tilapia fillets are still in the freezer.
But I’m very pleased that I used up almost everything from last week’s list. Yay me!
This Week’s Food
Here’s what’s facing me this week!
From left to right, we have:
- two partial packages of salmon (maybe I’ll combine them with last week’s tilapia!)
- the filling for Asian chicken wraps (easy to eat for lunch)
- a bag of whole wheat rolls and a partial bag of hot dog rolls (croutons? More French toast?)
- two big bags of beef bones (if we get a cool enough day, I can make broth)
- frozen collard greens (for smoothies)
- a jar of chicken broth
The freezer challenge is especially helpful for making me get through odds and ends I would otherwise ignore.
Like the salmon.
But the chicken broth and the beef bones? I know I’d get around to those eventually, especially in the colder months of the year.
After this week, I think I really just have one more compartment to get through, but it’s kind of a big one so it may take two weeks.
Aaaaand after that, I may stretch this challenge out a little more because my kitchen freezer is stupid crowded right now and I know there are tons of odds and ends in there that should be used.
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