My freezer isn’t empty, but it is looking SO much better of late.
What have I been doing with my freezer contents?
Well, I do have one freezer loss to report:
Though we ate almost all of the taco meat in our freezer, this last little bit of thawed meat stayed in the fridge a little too long.
On to better news!
I used some of the bread to make bread pudding.
I used the frozen tomatoes to make a little batch of tomato sauce.
Which I then used to make some pizza.
I used part of the frozen mashed potatoes to make potato rolls.
and then I used the rest of the mashed potato to make potato cinnamon rolls, which were fluffy and soft and generally delicious.
This isn’t freezer-related, but I used some leftover rice to make rice pudding.
(That also handily used up the last of a container of half and half.)
In other fridge news, we’ve gone through lots of greens this week, in smoothies and in salads, so, yay us!
Unphotographed freezer efforts: I made several chicken meals this week to use up the chicken in the freezer, I made a seafood and chorizo stew to use up my chorizo links, and I made smoothies to use up all the fruit.
So, here’s what I’ve got left…a bit of lunch meat, ravioli, bread odds and ends, bread crumbs, and a bit of cooked chicken.
(The chicken breasts are new this week, so I’m not counting them. 😉 )
The ravioli will not be hard to use.
The lunch meat? I’m gonna have to think about that. The texture is a little iffy when thawed, so it’s not like I’d be prone to using it in sandwiches.
I think I’m gonna use a French toast casserole recipe to use up more of the bread odds and ends. And I’ll also probably make some croutons.
(Hit me with a favorite overnight french toast recipe, please!)
The bread crumbs? Not even worried about ’em! They can hang out in the freezer until I have a recipe that calls for them.
So! My freezer is in very decent shape right now, and to keep it that way, I’m gonna start a new habit of posting fridge AND freezer pics on Food Waste Fridays.
(Because clearly I need some accountability in order to keep my freezer from descending into a stuffed disorganized state.)
How’d things go at your house this week with food waste? And those of you were who cleaning out your freezers with me, how’s it going?
(Where he visited the Joshua tree park. Because of course.)