It wouldn’t matter if we had a dozen freezers (we never will), they would stay full.
It is so nice to open a freezer without standing back hoping a frozen 10 pound roast doesn’t fall out on your foot. It was really nice to buy a Thanksgiving turkey earlier this week and not have to worry about finding a place to put it. By this time next year (next month probably), it will be a different story, though I’m really trying to do better.
Chad and his family came by this afternoon. Addie looked around and said “Did you bring EVERYTHING from your Texas house?” . . meaning . . you’re going to clutter this one up too! I said “No, Sweetie, this is less than half of what was at the other house. The rest will be here later. I’m not sure she understand “half” and that there’s more to come but we moved on to something else.
One more thing about the freezer – we always buy manual defrost freezers. I try to make meal plans for a week at a time, open the freezer once and get out what I need for the week, put that stuff into a fridge freezer, thereby not having to open the big freezer any more than necessary. We keep ice cream and the stuff we access often in fridge freezers. Less opening means less frost means less defrosting.
Nelle Coursey says
I saw my doctor this morning and near the end of the discussion, she asked if I was getting supplies ready for a possible second wave of C19 & then flu. I assured her that I have been increasing my supplies and stocking the freezer with meats. And, I would be able to handle another shelter-in-place plan. I didn’t tell her about my supply of freeze-dried foods. And Judy – you beat all of us on being prepared.
But, we all need to make sure we are ready again….
Once you are unpacked, it will look better. It’s just all the boxes that look intimidating. But, be safe!
Judy, may I ask what you did with all the stuff in your freezer? I have 2 big chest freezers full. Much of the stuff in them probably needs to be discarded, and much is good. It seems that I am not using enough to ever make a dent in it.
Judy Laquidara says
We cleaned them out. Some of the stuff we would never use or couldn’t easily transport (like 15 quarts of prickly pear juice from 2012). The freezer in the sewing room had a lot of flour and yeast in it so I took all that out, let it defrost and brought it to MO in boxes. By doing that, we were able to combine the three freezers into two, defrost the third and that’s the one the movers brought.