Sunday, August 14, 2011

Past time

I am very lucky.
I have a large refrigerator in my kitchen.
I have a small freezer and another refrigerator
in the garage.

With all that space, it's easy to lose track of 
what is in each of those.
I tried to clean out/organize the freezer section
of the inside refrigerator.

Here is what I found:

This is a portion of bread/rolls/buns that I had frozen.
I turned this into bread crumbs.

I used the ham bone to season a big pot of beans.

These drink mixes were dated 2008.
I poured them down the drain.
We're not big drinkers, can you tell?

This is my favorite discovery.
What do you think is inside?

Umm, not sure, but that looks like 
serious freezer burn.

Ah, leftover chili - nope, not eating that.
Why did I save it?

The bad news is I only made it through
two of the shelves in that freezer.
I wonder what other treasures 
I will find in there.

How often you do you clean out your freezer leftovers?


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am just like you if I put it in the freezer I forget and usually end up throwing it away. Do you think we put stuff in the freezer to relieve ourselves of the guilt of throwing out food. Kind of like lessening the guilt when it finally goes in the garbage!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

My bad with this stuff too. I bet the chili was not bad though, I have seen worse freezer burn than that.

Diann said...

I can completely relate! However, I have been doing much better lately. We have our regular fridge/freezer and a small chest freezer. Since I have been really watching our food budget, I started keeping a list on the fridge of meals/things that I freeze so I can make a menu around them.

Thisisme. said...

Not often enough I'm afraid. I'm sure I've got an apple pie in the freezer outside in the garage that dates back to about 2002!!! I really must give it a good clear out. Thanks for reminding me. Hee Hee!!

Red Brick Shanty said...

I have not cleaned out our large chest freezer since I moved into my house back in...2006! YIKES! My husband always says we need to clean that thing out but we never get to it. I vow to clean it out by September, wish me luck;)

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

Thats why I try not to have left overs.....I once had something green that I could never remember or figure out....scared me!! I have some frozen fish that has been in there a couple (more than a couple, be honest Wendy!) of years.....I am afraid to toss because the neighbor hood cats would go bonkers! I know there is some ground round that should be buried........
Oh now I know what I should do today!!


Diana Joy said...

The freezer above our kitchen refrigerator gets cleaned weekly...the one in the garage (full freezer) gets emptied of old food monthly and gets a yearly scrubbing. I love your sense of humor, by the way.