Today I'm starting a new Scaredy Cat Challenge. Something I've been putting off for months...six months, to be exact! Oh, the shame! ;) We remodelled our kitchen at the end of last year (it's all here on the blog...) and I got a brand spanking new 'American' fridge. Which to those of us in Europe means b-i-g. The old fridge went out the front door and the old freezer was moved to the basement - just in case. I was glad to get a fresh start with my freezer because, although I'm getting really good at meal planning (thanks to the Flylady, I've been planning meals for over 30 weeks - go me!), I'm really bad at forgetting what's in the freezer. And not using it. And buying more. You get the picture?
After 6 months, my new freezer looks like this. No rhyme or reason any more to how things are stored...just shove them in! ;)
The old freezer (you remember...the one we kept, just in case) is also full of food!
Though in my defence, at least the baskets are marked with categories: meat, bread and pastry, vegetables. And the most imporant one with all the goodies! :)
Did I tell you that we also have another little freezer space? The little box on top of our very first fridge - which we also keep in the basement. This freezer is very occasionally used for 'stash and dash' but most of the time it's left completely to its own devices - eek! ;)
Many moons ago I used an inventory - I just typed up a list of the main things that were in the fridge (minced beef, lamb steaks, frozen peas, etc) and crossed them in and out. So I think that's my first task. Any ideas welcome! And if you want to join me on this, or any other challenge...join up with the MckLinky below!
Have a super Sunday! :)