Treasure hunting in the freezer
- PotatoHouse Jun 26, 2013 04:23 AM
Mrs. Potato goes to visit her mother after work on Wednesdays so she takes her supper with her and heats it up at the office. So I was rummaging through the freezer to see if there was anything there that she could take when I came across two servings of a wonderful lasagna that I made about a month ago. I thought that we had finished it off but was pleasantly surprised and I am SSOOO looking forward to supper tonight!!
So what forgotten treasures have you found buried in the freezer?
Last BIG treasure hunt was several years ago when original fridge/freezer DIED! Was lucky to discover problem before stuff in freezer thawed AND had neighbor with room in spare freezer for the "good" stuff. Found many "mystery meals"... some went to dogs & others were fine.
Found a Foodsaver at a yard sale a few years ago. Now just about everything that goes in freezer gets vac sealed first... no freezer burn, and can stay frozen for a LONG time.
I cook and then freeze in 1 - 2 serving containers all the time. Yesterday I discovered some 6 month old beef stew from a batch I thought I had finished off a while ago. I was a little skeptical about freezer burn, but I ate it for dinner last night and it was quite good. Also unearthed some turkey chili that's only 4 months old - that'll get thawed next week.
Leftovers, if they were frozen set up as a dinner. Just when you are sick of looking at something, freeze it ready to be a dinner (example, leftover Thanksgiving stuffing with turkey slices and gravy on top). When you find it two months later, hallelujah.
I keep an inventory so there aren't too many surprises in my freezer, but when I first moved in with the SO, I was pleased to find some venison steaks vacuum sealed in there. A welcome surprise amongst all his crap processed frozen food that was burying them.