This week I went over on the grocery budget (more on that in tomorrow’s grocery budget weekly update post), which means I need to get creative for the rest of the month. The freezer has been out of control for a while, so I decided this week to shop my freezer for my meals and declutter it in the process. I began by doing an inventory of my freezer.
There were a couple of items I had to throw away, but here is a list of what remained. On some of these items, I’m not sure what I was thinking when I bought them. We are not ‘frozen cut okra’ people, but, alas, here we are. After listing all the items in the freezer, I got to work on an updated menu for the coming week using as many of the items in my freezer as possible and highlighted them in yellow. I also tried to use as many items in the pantry as possible, too.
After making a new menu, I straightened up the freezer items, so I will be able to quickly locate what I need this coming week.
It will be interesting to see how these meals turn out. I’ll keep you posted. Is your freezer out of control?