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  1. Meal planning
    Most people end up not realizing what's in their freezer and the food ruins with freezer burn. An easy way to know what you have on hand at all times is to keep an inventory of what you have. I used a simple spiral notebook that I hung on the wall next to the freezer. In it, I wrote down how...
  2. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    I'm getting together today with a friend to make some freezer meals and one of our recipes is my Scalloped Potatoes and Ham. We thought we'd make frozen dinners for the crock pot, and just bag everything uncooked and freeze flat..now I'm worried about the raw potatoes. Should we blanch them...
  3. Meal planning
    I'm going to have my hip replaced in 2 weeks. I would like to stock my freezer up before I go. I have Hubby and 2 boys 20 & 18. Any suggestions? Already have lasagna and tuna casserole. Thanks
  4. Reported Post/Threads
    My most popular blog post ever! Alternatively Frugal: In Praise of the Lowly Chest Freezer
  5. Appliances
    Another post got me thinking. We have been talking about getting a freezer for awhile now. Which style do you think is better, the upright or the chest?
  6. Kitchen Basics
    A family friend is giving us a "smallish" deep freezer. It's about the size of a dishwasher. I'm looking for any wisdom you can offer about the use of a freezer...how to organize it, what kinds of things you most often freeze etc.. Thanks in advance! :)
  7. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Does anyone have ideas for meals that can be prepared ahead, frozen, and then put directly into the crockpot in the morning (without thawing the night before). I've recently started working but it is casual and I can get called in without much notice. I would like to have meals ready that I...
  8. Question and Answer
    Has any one on fv made the freezer biscuits that you use yeast in? And how did they turn out good or not so good? I made a batch about 2 years ago and they tasted good but didn't rise very much.I am planning on trying them again. have
  9. Stockpiling
    someone ( yes we know who, but they feel bad enough and stuff happens, and it wasn't me ) didnt close the upright freezer door, it was open for at least a week. I lost everything that was in the door, and alot that was near the front of the freezer. I had just stocked it with a 1/2 beef. Some...
  10. Appliances
    We decided to downsize from our gigantic upright freezer (which had to be in the garage) to a smaller one that could be in our kitchen. Found this one at Sears>>> Sears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more It's 5.1 cu. ft and has a 21 square...
  11. Single
    i am divorced 3 years now, almost 4. my carnivore ex-husband used to fill that freezer with loads of meat, individually wrapped, from sams. during the divorce and resulting financial difficulties, my boss filled it with deer meat for me, but i am rather burned out on deer meat (grateful!)...
  12. Freebies
    Be on the lookout for future offers from Ziploc® and other great brands from SC Johnson. Thank you for registering for a chance to receive one 15-count box of gallon size Ziploc® Brand Freezer Gallon Bags with the Smart Zip™ Seal. The first 2,500 eligible registrants will receive one box of...
  13. Frugal Living
    Since I am going to be staying at home, I thought I could shop for great sales and freeze them. I also thought I could freeze a bunch of summer produce. What kinds do you recommend? Chest or Upright? Manual or Self-defrosting? We are buying new, so craigslisting is out.
  14. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Trying to get back to cooking ahead and freezing for healthy, convenient meals. Today I made 18 low-fat twice baked potatoes Garbanzo soup (4 servings) Easy to just grab and nuke for lunches or dinners. Still have more planned for another day to make. Some bean and pasta soups and muffins...
  15. Appliances
    I've noticed that the freezer in my 2nd fridge has developed a sort of funky smell to it. I can't imagine that anything has gone bad as everything is still frozen and we've had no power outages in quite a long time, but it still smells. It's not a "gone bad" smell, just very funky. I do know...
  16. Meal planning
    So, my schedule is crazier than usual (leaving the house at 7am and getting home at about 11 pm) so I'm looking to do some freeze ahead meals for hubby to take care of. He did well with making meatloaf this week....granted, I put together the meat mixture and all he had to do was add cheese and...
  17. Appliances
    Which do you prefer? I have a chest freezer now but I'm finding the older I get the more trouble I have reaching in and getting stuff. I'm also a shorty so that doesn't help. We are planning on building a new home in the next few months. I plan on having a large pantry off the kitchen big enough...
  18. Meal planning
    I always save 'bits and pieces' or a single serving of something. They are taking over the freezer so guess what we're having for the next 3 days ;-) My kids are all home for lunch so we should be able to get through this stuff. there's some cornbread apple muffins carrot cake Those can be...
  19. Food challenges
    OK! Who is ready to start again or anew? Let's use up what we already have in our pantries and freezers before we buy more stuff. This will save us money and space. It will also help make sure our stuff doesn't go bad. No real rules. Do whatever is best for you. Post daily, weekly, or whenever...
  20. Appliances
    I just bought this freezer - and love it. Sears: Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more I have a standard refrigerator/freezer with a small freezer on top. Needed extra freezer space but not a huge freezer and I didn't want a chest freezer where I'd have...
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