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Pantry Updates: The Freezer

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on November 21, 2008

The Freezer Contents

The Freezer Contents

I spent some time the other night cleaning out the freezer. It is only the freezer to the refrigerator, but I consider it an extension of my pantry. It looks better now, and I found out that I can still room for more freezer foods.

NOTE: I freeze all leftovers, even the leftovers for my childcare business. That is why there are single servings of some things. I am trying not to waste any food if at all possible.

Here is what is stored in my freezer at this time:

1 qt. fruit mix-ins

5 packages of 1/2 chicken breasts

2 cream cheese

6 – 4 packs of butter

32 eggs

1/2 qt. homemade crushed tomatoes

19 qts. homemade pasta/pizza/salsa sauce

1 sm. Italian bread

3 – 8 oz. blocks of cheese

2 meal size packages of turkey bacon

5 servings homemade fruit sauces (apple, peach, pear)

1 package Boca burgers

1 turkey ham

5 – 1 c. servings of shredded zucchini

8 qts. homemade chili

1 package broccoli spears

2 packages sliced American cheese

3 qts. vegetable mix-ins

3 qts. strawberries

1/2 can tomato paste

5 servings cantaloupe

1 pint homemade vegetable broth

2 qts. egg noodle casserole


Not too bad. And I will be adding a few more things as well. The trick is to freeze flat when using plastic freezer bags. Then you can stand them up or stack them for optimal space use.


P.S. I’m not sure if I will ever have a separate freezer. We will see. I did have one years ago, but it was old and kicked the bucket. A chest freezer would be helpful, and cheaper than an upright to run. But an upright would help me to be able to better organize everything.

P.S.S. The two turkeys that I purchased for Thanksgiving are sitting in my mothers freezer.


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