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Monday, May 7, 2012

Clean freezers and cooking

I have had a renewed interest in cooking and doing a menu. Friday, Papa Bear and I defrosted, cleaned and organized all three big freezes. I found strawberries in the bottom of the chest freezer I had vacuum packed before we got married (which will be 10 years in July) YIKES! Now that there is a place for everything and everything in its place, I can actually see what I have and am excited to be using it! Unfortunately, I ended up throwing out a 5 gallon bucket full of freezer burnt meat. It's my own fault though, and it did me good to see how wasteful and costly my disorganization can be.

I'm so very happy with the work we accomplished, I have gone out to the garage just to open the freezer doors and admire it all. I'm not being proud or boastful, just feeling accomplished at starting a project and actually seeing it through!

I am now inspired to start cooking again. WooHoo! I am very blessed to be married to a man who enjoys my making supper, but is also completely fine with getting himself something to eat. With the schedules we both keep, we aren't always able to be home at a decent meal time together, which just compounds the problem of cooking. This week seems to be looking pretty good, so I'm going to enjoy some meal planning and preparation.

Wild hog ribs

Turkey and dressing

Venison ham and beans

Crispy oven fried chicken

Grilled salmon


  1. I'm surprised there are no "left overs" for an extra meal. I find myself fixing extras, like extra ribs for the next night, enough grilled chicken breasts for two nights, etc. This saves lots of time and still we have good meals without feeling wasteful.

    1. I often do this as well. In fact, there are two huge slabs of ribs for tonight and we'll only eat one, so the other is going to be cut down and put back into the freezer in my 'ready to heat and eat' section.