Friday, August 12, 2011

I'm so excited...

about my new purchase!  Well, new to me, anyway.  What is it, you ask?  Something most people would not be at all excited about.  But it's something I have been wanting/needing for a long time.  The best part is that we got a steal on it.  And it's going to make menu planning and preparing dinner so much easier.  It is...
a deep freezer!  So, why am I so excited about this purchase?  I enjoy freezer cooking when I have the time so that I can have items available that will not take too much effort to prepare on busy weeknights.  I frequently stock my freezer with marinated chicken, pizza dough and sauce, chicken tenders, hamburger patties, casseroles and taco meat.  I have 2 refrigerators--a side-by-side inside and a traditional version in the garage (with no shelves in the freezer).  I consistently pack both full of food and often find food falling out when I open the freezer.  So, having a deep freezer means I will no longer have food falling out when I open the freezer and I can do more freezer cooking.

Plus, it only cost $50!  Can't beat that...  And, as you can see, I am already working on filling it up!


  1. Love reading about all your terrific ideas and experiences! Have you used a vacuum sealer for any of your meal preps?

  2. No, I haven't but I read a great tip on another blog. For some things (usually already cooked items like muffins or fruit) I suck most of the air out of the freezer bag with a straw. For raw or marinated meat, I push out as much air as possible and lay them flat to freeze. Both work pretty well!