Monday, March 23, 2015

Freezer Cleanout Cooking...

Borrowed the idea from Frugal Queen and her bottom of the freezer cooking post.
Hubby and I sorted the freezers (above the spare fridge & small chest) yesterday, we unearthed a couple packs ancient meats - of course they weren't dated and were heavily freezer burned looking - those were tossed out, along with some burger patties that were now white and ice crystals in the bag, undated so out!    But in the sort we came across a pack of drumsticks and a twin pack of Cornish game hens bought last winter.  The hens were $.98/#.  That's all thawed and cooking away in the crockpot - will debone when done and use for pot pie & soup this week.

We bought the hens (3-4 twin packs) thinking the kids would get a kick out of eating them - we both grew up eating them and it was a fancy 70s thing to have this little chicken on the plate.  Our kids were not impressed.  In fact the youngest was nearly in tears equating them to veal chickens - even though we assured this child these were fully grown birds.

Rather than waste them - they'll sub in for their larger cousins.  The drumsticks are in because I like dark meat in soup and there were only 4 in the pack.

Also saw in the freezer:
Pies from band fundraiser - dessert for Easter dinner done!
A few Banquet pot pies (the little ones)
3 Celeste individual pizzas (I will eat those for lunches or dinners next time they are all away)
2 OS Roaster birds
2# bag of shrimp - Easter appetizer done!
2 packs of ground turkey - taco soup night & 'meat' sauce
1 London broil in there....hoping I can get to the grill soon if the snow ever melts
2 packs of steak - again, stupid snow!
Hot dogs - weekend lunches


Will need a deal on frozen veggies soon - I have enough packs for this weeks dinners, then it's canned.


3 comments:

  1. I'm in Connecticut as well. My Stop and Shop had a sale this past week on Green Giant boxed frozen veggies 10/10. Don't know if that's a go to price for you or not but figured I would share!
    Love your blog by the way!

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  2. Thanks TracyceeBee! I will have to check there tomorrow

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  3. Due to us preparing to move we are trying to eat up our chest freezer food. Should be interesting as we start to get to the bottom :)

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