My Freezer, Eats and Things (Day 80)

I took pictures of my freezer today for fun. What is in your freezer? I want to know if it’s a weird as mine is.

Mine is mainly full of meat (I like meat), fruit (for smoothies and dessert recipes when fruit is out of season), and nut flours (and flax and coconut and amaranth and arrow root and…). And yes, incidentally; that is a red light you think you see, bestowing its glow upon the contents inside. We call our freezer the “Red Light District”. It was more fun than a standard, red freezer bulb

I typically keep my frozen fruits and vegetables (read: cauliflower) in the door shelves (along with some burritos for my teens). Top shelf: All of my different flours, nuts and the ground turkey breast that was marked down (Come to me, ground turkey breast potential!). Next shelf: All of the cherries from our trees this year (there were literally gallons of them). I have a couple of bags of nuts I keep frozen in there, too (it lengthens the shelf life of the nut). Third shelf: My grass-fed beef. As soon as I use up the cherries for desserts for neighbors and friends, I will buy more grass-fed beef. Bottom of the freezer when a drawer could be, but we don’t mess with that: Regular flour and a cold compress. No correlation between injuries and flour. You might wonder why I am keeping flour? It’s for recipe testing. If I want to compare finished products, I’ll make two items side by side. Oh! I have frozen cheesecake slices in there, too… Ooh. Cheesecake slices!

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Wednesday, November 14

I ate this:
Breakfast: A piece of fudge (a new recipe coming soon)
Lunch: A&W Coney chili, cheese, and onion dog, sans bun + a piece of fudge (it’s good fudge)
Dinner: a tomato slice (I caught s virus from the hubs, so I’m trying not to eat)

 I worked at the treadmill desk for about 30 minutes.

Notes: I caught my hubby’s virus, so I am trying to be super careful about what I’m eating. I’m definitely keeping it light.

What I am thankful for:

All throughout TOPS this week, we are supposed to write about something we’re thankful for.

I am so thankful for the enthusiastic, ridiculously fab family I have. Whether we’re just sitting around, telling jokes, arguing over board game rules, or complaining about politics, we always have so much fun. Last night I took my daughters for a quick trip to Hobby Lobby (I had an old, unspent gift card), and I ended up buying my daughter My Little Pony Stickers. It was so much fun! And I am addicted to looking at baking supplies.

Colt and I like to watch Jeopardy, and Drew and I like to speak French to each other in really bad accents (but we do try. He loves his French class).

And my sweet baboo. What can I say about him? He is just the most terrific person I’ve ever met. Even when he snores (which is fine because I move him over so he doesn’t drown out Ice Road Truckers).

What are you thankful for today?

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  1. I am very happy to report that my new freezer is organized! I use large Tupperware bins to contain the small bundles of ground meats. I have four lonely bags of cranberries, in the door a huge bag of frozen raspberries and a bag of hemp hearts. Frozen French green beans and frozen spinach…purchased after your frozen veg write up! It is great to know what I have at a glance due to the bins!

    Yours, Jamie, looks wonderful…you know where everything is…and the red light district is a hoot! What imagination! Now all we have to do is eat until it is empty! Let’s cook!


    • A new freezer? Ooh! I am jealous (in a good way). I need to empty mine as much as I can. A friend is going to sell me a lot of grass-fed beef very soon. Here’s to enjoying the contents of those freezers.

  2. I’m glad I’m not the only one who posts about their freezer! LOL Here is my post about what’s in mine and how I keep it organized:

  3. I’m thankful that I get to read your blog and it always makes me smile!.

  4. Jamie – I was getting ready to post this when I read Karie (Girl Going Country’s message and blog)! Same idea…..I had read a tip one time about keeping a list of freezer items in or near the freezer. When something was removed/used, you line it off the list. It’s a great inventory idea. It might not make that much of a difference for a freezer that is in a refrigerator, but for a stand alone freezer I think it would be helpful.

    Jamie – Thanks for blogging. I love reading it! Would love to see a pic of the treadmill desk when it’s complete.

  5. Fun post! I have a side-by-side upstairs which has most of my vegetarian daughter’s various boxes of Boca and Morninstar Farms eats, plus cold packs, frozen OJ for the hubby, ice cream, a bag of frozen berries, and a bag of broccoli. Our medium-sized chest freezer in the basement has butter, pizzas, chicken, many bags of veggies, a ham, and a couple of cheesecakes. Man, there is a lot of frozen stuff in my house! LOL We are not big meat eaters anymore so I just buy as we go most of the time.

    • Dawn, when there’s not a sale, we just keep buying our meat fresh and using it. Freezing it seems to change it ever so slightly. Tell me more about those cheesecakes! I love keeping cheesecake in the freezer in case of a must-have -in-my-mouth emergency.

      • Are you familiar with Schwan’s? That’s where we get quite a bit of our frozen foods. They deliver every two weeks to my door. They have a seasonal item right now that is mini cheesecake bites. They are like 1-inch squares and there are three flavors: New York, raspberry swirl, and turtle (my personal favorite). They are about 50 calories and 6 g carbs per square. Yum!

        • Schwan’s would make my rear end bigger. I am a sucker for pre-prepared foods, and too much is never enough. That’s why when I make my own, at least I have to remember how much love I put into it, so I tend to keep it around, slice it smaller, and even freeze some for later!

  6. I have two refrigerator freezers, one BIG freezer and one smaller freezer that I put things for people that need extra food. They are all a mess, full and I know where most things are… um, thinking I will head out there now and clean them.

    • Patty– Mine had gotten so bad, things kept falling out every time I opened the door. It’s like one of those closets that are an avalanche waiting to happen. That and I needed to take inventory. There was some almond flour I had forgotten I had. Allelu!

  7. Kandye Bigley says

    When days are not so good, you make me smile. Thank you for being an encourager and “uplifter”!

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