Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Spring cleaning: the freezer

Hey! I can talk about food without gagging!

Because of some combination of Spring cleaning/nesting/guilt over how many Runs for The Border Scott's made for me/worrying about money, I straightened out our top-loading deep freezer on Monday to get an idea of what we have in there that needs to be used up.

We have:
LOTS of blueberries
various cuts of venison
lots of cooked, mashed pumpkin and squash
freezer jam: strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, and that failed batch of raspberry I use to make dairy-free ice cream
three jars of pesto
two jars of roasted tomato sauce
one jar of tomatillo salsa
dairy-free cupcakes and cookies for school and birthday parties
one bag of cranberries
herbs and spices

Last night I used:
two bags of blueberries and the last bag of peaches in a pie with sugar glaze
the last three bags of zucchini in a casserole (adapted to be dairy free, of course)
two pounds of venison chops
and six brown bananas in two loaves of banana bread

I can cook again! I've really missed it.


  1. Oh wow I'm jealous of the cooked and mashed squash and pumpkin! We just have one small bag left in our freezer. It tastes so much better than the canned stuff. Perfect for bread, ravioli stuffing, and my personal favorite - pumpkin ice cream!!!

  2. I love love love that roasted tomato sauce. It is truly one of my favourite things.

    Here's to not gagging about food? Are you feeling well?

  3. I'm so happy for you! And so very jealous. But my turn will come...
    And overall, I'm more happy than jealous, promise! Plus that blueberry peach thing sounds wonderful.

  4. I need help freezing things! Not already cooked things, but stuff like berries! And how do you thaw them?

  5. I am glad you are feeling better! I remember how great it felt to be able to cook. And your freezer selection sounds great. We just have frozen veggies and meat in ours (mostly)...

  6. Now I have to clean out my chest freezer. ugh.

    I am so glad you're feeling better and able to eat again! I well remember the relief of that feeling.

  7. Three cheers for nesting and not feeling nauseous!

    I've been busy packing my freezer in anticipation of our new addition due in two weeks but in adding all the food for post-baby I uncovered more grated zucchini than I can handle. Most went into these muffins (they are really good) but there is more hiding in there. Did you use Tofutti sour cream in the casserole or some other brand? Does it curdle?

  8. love that roasted tomato sauce. It is truly one of my favourite things.
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