Food in the freezer. So thankful.
Jokes have been made about my compulsive need to have a full freezer. Yes, I am a Costco shopper. And, yes, after this weekend trip to the farm I have about 12 packages of hamburger. We are trying for a low-based food budget for the next two weeks so everything will be burger-based.
I believe in having a second freezer. Ours is an upright in the garage. In stock, always: a three pound bag of coffee beans, some butter, frozen vegetables of some variety, bread, ice cream, parmesan, chicken nuggets, water, flour, spare ice packs. Whenever possible....cows, deer & elk. I also enjoy chicken but I'm alone in that one. Rotating in and out.... various convenience foods.... potstickers, pizza bagels, frozen pizzas, hot pockets, eggos, egg rolls..... things I might have on hand to make something.... bread heels to make croutons, freezer jelly, frozen cheese, muffins, homemade bean burritos, cooked beans or lentils, frozen fruit. In the summer I stock a variety of delicious icy treats. Pre-hunting season I clean out both freezers and rotate stuff to the front to be eaten before any meat comes back from the processor.
This year Hot did his deer all to jerky & summer sausage. Delish. And the way my kids eat jerky it won't last long.
I'd like to be a more seasonal eater. And eat more locally....putting up summer garden extras for the winter. Heck... I love to garden.... if I didn't have 99 other things on the list in front of pulling weeds.