Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Freezer Stash

So in order to get ready for baby, I've been throwing together casseroles. (As noted in previous blogs.)
We bought a new freezer a few weeks ago. It was right before we picked up our beef from Crooked Creek Beef. Our landlord had left his 5 cubic foot deep freeze for us, and we were torn on if we should buy another deep freeze or splurge for a larger upright freezer. We went with the Kenmore 13.7 cubic foot from Sears. I like using Sears for larger items. We got our Treadmill from Sears and for $79 dollars they deliver AND put it together. Nordic track wants like $300 to deliver and put it together. Delivery for the freezer was $69 and they moved it downstairs (had to take off a few doors and the handrail) and did a great job. Always reward your delivery men! I offered them Gatorade and they were very happy.
Only took one month to fill it!
So after picking up beef, splitting it with the neighbors, and making a lot of casseroles, here's what it looks like now.
Freezer Goodies
18 Cups of Chili
20 Black Bean Soups (thanks Mom!)
6 Chicken Enchiladas Casseroles + ingredients to make another one
6 Beef Enchilada Casseroles + ingredients to make another one
6 Lasagnas (Thanks Mom!!)
1 Sloppy Joe (Just defrost, heat, add buns.)
12 1-pound ground beef
5-pounds ground turkey (Sam's Club purchase)
2  1-pounds of ground pork
Hot Dogs, Brats, and Sausages
12 premade hamburgers
Steaks, steaks, and more steaks.
Other deep freeze goodies
2 pack of Bertolli Chicken Florentine & Farfalle (Sam's Club purchase). Easy skillet meal to throw together.
Pepperoni & Mozzarella Cheese to make homemade pizzas
6 Salmon filets
4 16-ounce bags of Broccoli & Cheese
2 boxes Toaster Strudels
2 frozen DiGiorno pizzas
The items from Kansas City Steak & Omaha Steaks were the "Freebies" earlier this year when I made a few purchases. I can eat the twice baked potatoes with GD, but can't have the apple tarts or potatoes au gratin. We also purchased the toaster strudels before GD also. The pizzas are mostly for Jason for when I was traveling.
Our upstairs freezer includes goodies like Eggos, frozen veggies, ice cream, tater tots, maybe some frozen fruit.. you know.. frozen odds and ends.

So yes, that's 31 main casserole meals.. at one a week, it gets us to mid-March. We'll probably make 1-2 a week and be done with it around the end of the year!
So in summary, if there is another major power outage, please come to my house and help me eat this all or take it off my hands!

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