That is our mantra right now.
We have done a great job preserving food, finding amazing deals on local meat, and cooking amazing things… and then freezing all of it! The problem is that we forgot to eat it!
Contents of our freezer currently include:
- Ham steak from a local pig farmer
- Two sets of pork chops from two different local pig farmers
- Beef soup bones from a local beef farmer
- Ground beef galore from two different beef guys
- A package of bacon
- A package of local Italian beef sausages
- packages of soy sausage
- at least 5 pieces of amazing salmon (including two full fillets)
- a gallon of cilantro
- a quart of basil
- about 30 egg whites in quart bags (don’t ask)
- 3 gallons of frozen blueberries
- 2.5 gallons of frozen bananas
- a few quarts of frozen strawberries
- two quarts of frozen raspberries
- a few quarts of frozen mango slices
- an assortment of homemade sorbet
- at least 4 quarts of various vegetable and meat stock
So, while it is awesome to have all of this (and more) — it is frustrating as some of it is from last season (or the season before…) ! We forgot to eat some of this stuff! The thing that must go the soonest is actually the various sorbets. I’ve discovered that some of those are actually two years old…
What makes things hilarious is that we just bought some lamb a few weeks ago – ate that within two days. Then we got some more lamb from a friend – ate that over the past weekend. Notice a trend there?
Welcome to operation ‘eat through the freezer.’ I’m currently melting a few tubs of the homemade sorbets to include in smoothies – or eat like one might eat applesauce. I did this last week with some strawberry rhubarb sorbet and it was amazing. Next up is some peach cardamom I think.
How do you ensure you don’t have food spending eternity in your freezer?