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Operation clear the Freezer!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013  |  Admin

I'm sure that some people don't get tempted into those special offer deals at the supermarket.  Although I try really hard to ignore them, sometimes they're just too good to miss out on and I think 'well, I can always chuck them into the freezer'.

The problem is with a chest freezer, things do tend to get buried.  And forgotten about.

I have literally been trying to clear my freezer since Christmas but although the volume dips sometimes, it's still 80% full (maybe 90%).

We're hoping to move house sometime in the next 6 weeks, so it's time now to take action and I'm blogging about it to inspire me and maybe some of you who are in the same boat! 

Here's my freezer contents now and meal plan for the week:

Meals

  • Large bag homemade chicken bhuna
  • 3 x Pizza Sauce
  • onion gravy
  • 3 x small portions homemade thai chicken
  • 1 x small portion puttanesca sauce
  • 1 x homemade keema
  • 4 x falafel
  • 3 x large bags homemade chilli
  • 1 x large bag meatballs & rice
  • 2 x homemade family meatballs
  • 3 x homemade Pizza bases
  • 3 x homemade naan
  • 1 x bought pizza
  • 2 x fish in batter portions
Meat & Fish

  • 17 x burgers
  • 3 x white fish fillets
  •  750g beef mince
  • 800g veal mince
  • 400g lamb mince
  • 250g cooked prawns
  • 2 x bags raw prawns
  • 8 x chicken breasts
  • 4 x salmon fillets
  • 2 x fillet steak
  • 4 x 440g pork mince
  • 2 x duck breast
  • 1 x whole chicken
Sundry

  • 1 1/2 bags cauliflower
  • frozen berries & raspberries
  • blueberries
  • 2 x oven chips
  • homemade caramel icrcream
  • homemade coffee icecream
  • 2 bags green beans
  • bag spinach
  • 1/2 bag peas
  • 1/2 bag mixed veg
  • 1/2 bag broccoli
  • basil
  • coriander
  • 1 x loaf bread
  • profiteroles 
  • Pasta dough
  • 5 egg whites
  • 3 bags grated coconut
  • pastry
  • 5 tupperware containers random assorted homemade icecream
Based on this, here's the menu plan for this week:

Weds:            Homemade Pizza  (keema for adults)
Thurs:             Thai chicken & rice
Fri:                  Curry Night Bhuna & Naan Bread
Saturday:        Burgers & Icecream (No 1 sons birthday!)
Sunday:           Jamie Olivers fish pie & rhubarb tart
Monday:          Homemade Pasta, Broccoli, anchovy 
Tuesday:        meatballs & rice

That should clear out a little bit....more next week.  And if you've got any suggestions for any meal ideas that leap out at you, please feel free to share!

 

 

 

 

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