Sunday, March 1, 2009

It's March

And at our house it's the first ever week of clean out the freezer meals. Our freezer is so full, stuff falls out every time it's open, and I can't fit anything else in it. This includes freeze ahead things that I like to make, like chicken spaghetti (PW!) and other things.

With that being said, I have a confession. I'm a freezer addict. If I have it left over, anything, I'll try to freeze it. I have tried to freeze buttermilk. Yuck. I freeze refried beans (works well)! I freeze corn (not so good). Thing is, there's only two of us, and I don't want to be wasteful. So, instead of throwing it away then, I freeze it, then end up throwing it away later. I could probabl fill that walk in, but it reminds me of The Shining. It's a sickness.

I've decided, in order to avoid this delayed waste, I'm going to do something completely revolutionary( I know, I'm really leading the world into something new here). I'm going to plan meals weekly. This week's theme is make room. Althought I won't subject you to this every week, in the spirit of making myself really do this, I'm publishing this week's menu.

Monday: Frozen Pizza, I know, creative, but I work late.
Tuesday: Mexican, Tostadas (not bbq chicken), and taquitos.
Wednesday:Chicken Fingers and fries, and a veggie
Thursday: Popcorn Shrimp and mashed potatoes and a veggie

Every night we have a salad with whatever else. This should clear out enough room in the freezer for me to make a few new and interesting things.


RatsOnParade said...

You're too funny! We don't freeze everything, but we do seal it up in rubbermaid containers and let it sit in the refrigerator until we start to notice odd smells when we open the door (and then it gets thrown out).

We just started planning our weekly "menus" last week too! I'm assuming it'll get easier to keep to the menu as we get the hang of it. But at the very least, we made it through 1 1/2 weeks using only the stuff we already had in the kitchen. And it worked! Good luck! :)

Rachel said...

We have been doing weekly meal planning for almost two months, and it makes SUCH a difference. We hardly waste anything anymore, and it's so freeing to not have to worry about it last minute during the week. AND, there's always food to take to work for lunch.

Keep up the good work, you'll be so glad you did!