One of the things I love about having a little roasted turkey or chicken in the freezer, is that it makes for one easy and fast dinner when you are in a rush, or don’t have a lot of extra energy to spare. This was the last of our $10 turkey (…I think we are on at least meal 8…but I will post all that, once I have compiled all the info 🙂
Someone had messaged me with a question about how much and what I keep in my freezer– so I took a look today and thought I would share.
Keep in mind, I only have an “over the fridge” freezer that I use for our groceries. (I do have a small upright freezer the size of a bar fridge, but truth be told, I usually only use it for Christmas cookies).
-bag frozen peas or mixed veggies
-1and 1/2 pkg Schneiders Octoberfest sausage
-pkg chicken legs/thighs
-pkg stewing beef
-1/2 jar tomato sauce
-1/2 can diced tomatoes
-container of chopped rhubarb
-container of raspberries
-2 loaves of bread
-1pkg pitas/naan bread
-6 frozen bananas
-1 large container of chicken stock
-1 container of chicken soup
-2 small containers of turkey stock
-1/4 pack bacon
-2 cup container of roasted turkey
– a few other small misc items like tomato paste, ice cube trays etc…
I find cooking for 3 people, that many times recipes that I make will only require a half can of tomato sauce or tomato paste or dices tomatoes–so, I will use half and freeze half for the next time I need it 🙂
There are also a couple of items that I find useful in MANY recipes or quick meals–like the Pita’s/Naan Bread. I use them for sandwiches, toast, pita crisps, pizza’s, garlic bread! So useful–and you get 10 in a pack for only $2.49!
And the frozen bananas? Any time we have bananas starting to brown–you know, the ones no one will eat, no matter how many times you tell them to pack it in their lunch!–I throw them in the freezer–that way I always have some for banana loaf, or muffins or cake 🙂 (Note: they will turn black in the freezer–this is totally normal!!)
So there you have it–my freezer in a post–crazy!
Pita Crisps–great on the side of almost any meal–but especially soup!
1 tbsp Cajun Style Seasoning (you can buy it or make your own)
2-3 tbsp soft butter
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
3-4 pita’s (greek style, or naan bread)
Mix butter and seasoning. Spread on pitas and top with Parmesan cheese. Cut into wedges and place on baking sheet. Cook for 8 min at 375 degrees.