Saturday, July 08, 2006

Freezer Stash Flash!

I decided to figure out exactly what was in my freezers today. Oh boy oh boy! There was a whole bunch of stuff.

Oldest Item: Round Steak from 2002
Best surprise: Two cans of frozen Bacardi strawberry daiquiri mix (Happy Saturday to me!)

Worst surprise: A loaf of delicious chocolate zucchini bread..... dated 2003!

Here is just a sampling of what I found:
  • 5 Ribeye steaks in various packages that weigh at least 3/4 lb each
  • a 5.5 lb beef tenderloin
  • approximately 10 lbs of ground beef in various packages, both cooked and uncooked
  • 6 loaves of bread, one from 2003 and 3 packages of dinner rolls, 2 packages of the Costco garlic bread, bread sticks, corn bread, Naan, tortillas
  • two whole turkey breasts
  • 4 types of frozen fish plus some shrimp
  • 7 packages of boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 packages of meatballs
The upside is that it motivated me to create a freezer inventory form!! There is a picture of it that if you click on it, you can see it. You draw a slash next to the item you have and when you use it, you draw another slash in the opposite direction (making an X) to indicate it's gone. Pretty cool, huh? In other words, if you have 5 steaks (like me), you make 5 slashes in columns 1 through 5. As you use them, you make X's. If you want a copy of the excel file, email me.

I'm so pleased with myself and now I'm off to browse recipes for using up all this stuff.

In the meantime, considered yourself freezer-tagged! Flash your freezer stash!! Leave me a comment if you do!! Oh, and don't forget to tell me your OLDEST item, your WORST surprise and your BEST surprise!


Creative Genius? said...

Ok I have to be honest... YOU HAVE WAY TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS... shouldn't you be knitting or someting ?!?! :-) No really - looks great... go ahead and email the spreadsheet - my freezer needs help (well actually my pantry does too)... Maybe I'll tackle it tomorrow ... ummmmm who am I kidding?!?! ;-)

lindiepindie said...

Okay, I did it. You don't know what you were asking - I have the world's most boring freezer. :o)

Rose said...

Bonnie, I couldn't find where to email you. If you send me your email address I'll send you the directions for the bangle bag. Holly made up the pattern.

Dawn T said...

Hello, love the idea of flashing my freezer but one would be bored. I would love a copt of your excel freezer chart though.

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Allison said...

I've done my - check it out!

Brahdelt said...

I've flashed my freezer and found a monster there... Check my blog! ^^