Sunday, December 9, 2018

Freezer Challenge - Week 3

I've been really enjoying the freezer challenge, as I'm seeing visible progress by selecting a few items each week to use, & incorporating those items into our meal plan. I don't know why I've never approached a freezer clean out this way in the past, but I will definitely be continuing.

  1. 1 container of taco meat - dinner for Monday/Wednesday  Done!
  2. Container of homemade tomato sauce - Done!
  3. Rotisserie chicken - dinner for Friday. We ended up using leftover chicken pesto in place of this, so it didn't happen. In fact, I froze extra chicken from that dish. 
  4. Chicken broth - dinner for Friday
  5. Tortillas (won't use all of the bag, maybe 1/2) - dinner for Monday/Wednesday - Done, and actually used part of another bag from the freezer. There were fewer tortillas in the bag than I'd expected.
  6. One container of soup - Done!
Bonus items:

  • 4 small burritos (lunches while I was unexpectedly at home)
  • Leftover delivery pizza
  • A full frozen pizza
  • Deli meat
  • Single serving of butternut squash soup
  • Bagel bites as fill ins for snacks after many soccer games

Freezer challenge items for next week:

  1. 2 containers of sauce with beef tips
  2. Another container of chicken soup
  3. Gravy
  4. Stuffing
  5. Turkey

So, based on my freezer challenge items, our menu plan for the week is shaping up to be:

  • Friday - we had two kinds of pizza from the freezer! Bonus items!
  • Saturday - we went out to dinner, using a gift card ;-) 
  • Sunday - Rice with wine sauce with beef tips
  • Monday - turkey with stuffing, gravy & mashed potatoes
  • Tuesday - Leftover rice w/wine sauce & beef tips
  • Wednesday - Leftover turkey, stuffing & potatoes
  • Thursday - If no more leftovers, spaghetti & meatballs
  • Friday - Homemade pizza
What about you? What's on your menu for the week, and do you have any freezer items you're trying to get rid of?


  1. I pulled out some already cooked ground beef and made chili-now I have leftover chili. Good work moving your items.

    1. The leftovers do tend to multiply, don't they? ;-) At least you have a full meal, ready to go now.

  2. Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it
    to my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.

    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!