Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Freezer Inventory

The thing about freezer cooking is that you must continue to put more food in the freezer consistently in order to keep the inventory up. You also have to keep a list of what is in there in order to know what you have and make sure you use what you have. I've really been enjoying having a variety of meals and meal starters in the freezer.

Sunday, after the power came back on, I did some batch cooking of chicken breasts that were on sale this week for 99 cents a pound.

Here's a list of what is in the freezer now:

Browned ground beef and onion (1)
Individually wrapped baked chicken breasts (5)
Shredded BBQ chicken for burritos (1 bag)
Baked cubed chicken (1 bag)
Great Northern beans (3 bags)
Chicken Broth (several bags)
Oatmeal muffins
Slices of banana bread
Shredded boiled chicken (1 bag)
Vegetable beef soup (3 bags)
Hamburger Patties (4)

These are the freezer foods we've eaten since I began seriously putting them away:

Chicken pot pie and dressing
Italian chicken
Chicken Tetrazinni
Hamburger stroganoff
Chicken Pastry using a bag of broth
oatmeal muffins
banana bread

Most of my freezer inventory is made up of meal starters. During my next batch cooking session I hope to freeze some side dishes and possibly complete meals. I think some bags of rice would be handy.


Granny said...

You're doing great with the freezer cooking. I'm sure having meal starters ready when you get home from work helps to cut down the time it takes you to get a meal on the table.

Pen Pen said...

You are on a roll, aren't you? I can see where this type of thing will be so convenient for you while you are working full time. That makes time for more sewing, right??? :o)

Impera_Magna said...

You ROCK, Debbie! I wish I was that organized! I will start making soup each weekend once it gets cooler and freezing individual servings for future meals.

Auntie M said...

Talk about organization!!!!!!!! You are the very best.

There is great comfort in knowing that the freezer is full of a variety of meals and meal fixings.

Have a wonderful day.

A Servant of the King said...

You have been a busy bee! I will be stocking my freezer for this winter also!

Ms. L said...

Your list looks great and I hope you will enjoy all your freezer goodies. A lot of yummy stuff there!

After the last few days, I don't feel the same I did about having my freezer full. After almost losing our cold foods due to Hurricane Irene, I'm going to take a different approach in the future. It was not fun worrying if my food was going to spoil, then transporting everything back and forth to an available freezer. Unfortunately we did lose the refrigerator food.

With power outages, I read online that freezer food will last 24-48 hours and fridge food is really only good for 4 hours.

So it's good to have a generator on hand, or a kind and helpful neighbor/family member who still has power. ;)

Ms. L said...

Care to share your veggie beef soup and chicken and dressing recipes? They sound like very comforting recipes.

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