Sunday, December 16, 2018

Freezer Challenge Week 4

I'm still really enjoying our freezer challenge, and will try something similar once I get to our vacation house on Friday & inventory our freezer & pantry there. I was happy to move out a bunch of stuff, and there is definitely more room in our freezer. (Although, M bought two giant bags of cranberries for cranberry muffins, so new things did get added. ;-))

Freezer challenge items for next week:

  1. 2 containers of sauce with beef tips
  2. Another container of chicken soup - this was a fail because I'm the only one who likes this type of soup, and this one has a ton of dairy, which bothers my stomach. Trying to think of what to do with it. 
  3. Gravy
  4. Stuffing
  5. Turkey - we had a turkey in the fridge that needed to be used first, so we went with this instead.

We also were able to use up a few bonus items:
  • A container of taco meat 
  • A bag of tortillas
  • Lasagna
  • A container of tortilla soup
  • A small package of ham 

I have just a couple of items for the week, as I'm trying to be realistic about what we will eat before we leave. 
  • 12 freezer burritos
  • Lubia polo (Persian beef & rice dish)

And, here's a menu that should use up most items:

  • Saturday - lasagna
  • Sunday - Lubia polo
  • Monday - Freezer burritos with guac
  • Tuesday - leftover lasagna
  • Wednesday - leftover lubia polo
  • Thursday - freezer burritos w/guac
  • Friday - we will be out of town, but it will definitely be a freezer meal from our vacation house
I will still try to get one of the kids to eat the soup that's left today, but that's a maybe for completing the challenge. Otherwise, I feel good about the bonus items & the planned things we used. What about you? Are you trying to use up anything in your freezer? How are you doing with your freezer challenge?


  1. Used some hashbrowns, ground pork, 2 filet of salmon (of the 28 pounds that we caught), and a few mexican appetizers over the weekend. Tomorrow I will be using some chicken legs....but going slowly. A bit of a slog trying to get the food down. The christmas turkey will make a big dent in reducing what is in there. Next up I need to make jam as there are far too many blackberries in there. Merry Christmas - I hope you have a safe trip to your cabin and enjoy every minute there!

    1. That's a lot of progress! Nice work. It is a bit of a slog. I need to remember that we're not going to use up, say, 10 lbs of turkey in one go. It needs to be steadily incorporated into meals. I do feel like I'm seeing changes in the state of the freezer, so I'll call that a win.

      Thanks, really looking forward to the time with the family & the break from work.