Sometimes our freezer gets stuffed with odds and ends so we have a clean out gathering. The other night, Anna, Mary, Sarah, and I pulled all those odds and ends from the freezer and had a “picking” party. We looked at each item and decided what it could be used for and who would make it.
We decided to save the following for easy pull-out-of the freezer meals:
- sloppy joe meat
- pulled bbq pork
We put most of what we found in a soup that Anna, our master soup maker produced. This included:
- leftover cut up pork chops
- steak chunks
- leftover stir fry
- pork broth
- beef broth
- onion scraps
- frozen chopped celery
- a bag of stew vegetables
- tomato sauce
We had meat and broth for a fried rice meal that Mary volunteered to make although she hasn’t made that before but said she would learn how. She also took the chorizo sausage we had gotten from our grocery store on a Free Friday Download, corn, and brown rice that she was going to make into a small casserole.
We found two single-serving meals, which was perfect since Jesse, Anna, and Mary were headed for a conference the next week, and those meals were ones Sarah could eat while they were away.
We find labeling our frozen items invaluable. When we put something in the freezer, we know we will remember what it is. However after several months in there, when it is pulled out sometimes we don’t know what it is—if it isn’t labeled!
Trusting in Jesus,
“Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store” (Deuteronomy 28:5).