Thursday, November 13, 2008

What's in your freezer?

Here it is in all it's glory!
I stopped over at Meadowlark's page and she is following up on a challenge (of sorts) of owning up to what's in your fridge.  I'll play along with that one and add the challenge of what's in your freezer.  No editing or cleaning allowed.

And not to forget the fridge...
We got a new high efficiency fridge about a year ago.  A 4 door!  Yes, we paid through the nose for it but I absolutely love it.  The drawers on the bottom can be set to be used for freezer or fridge space.  The larger drawer on the right is now full of apples and pears, the left drawer is full of stuff I use for baking: nuts, choc. chips, coconut, etc.  And, yes, those are eggo waffles in the freezer section.  I relented and got some for the boys again after a several week hiatus.  They are a quick and easy breakfast for them that they can make themselves.

ADDITION:  Ok here is an abbreviated contents list.  Fridge only.  I'm not starting on the freezers.
Top shelf:
Salsa  x2
Apple jelly and butter
caramel dipping sauce
1 bottle sparkling wine
chocolate covered blueberries, strawberries and cranberries
left over dip from a party (note to self- probably needs thrown out!!!)
Second shelf: 
Pickled japapeno
left over apple sauce
raspberry jam
orange marmalade
steak- from the grocery store not my local guy :(
left over hot dog bun
cheese curds from the local cheese factory
Third shelf:
5 or 6 salad dressings
soup base 
black forest ham (also not local) waiting to be sliced
Bottom shelf:
Bread for I11 (I know- I spoil him by getting a separate loaf for him)
Wheat germ
sliced jalapenos
Sweet pickles, relish
dehydrated buttermilk
parmesan cheese
More milk
Apple cider
flax seed
catsup and a variety of mustard (5 kinds at last count)
chocolate and strawberry syrup
soy, tamari, sriracha, A-1, worchestershire? (I can never spell that one)
capers, sundried tomatoes in oil, wasabi paste
lime juice
produce- carrots, celery, cucumber, peppers, greens, a chunk of fresh ginger
Bottom drawer Right:
Apples, apples and more apples
Shallow drawer with cheeses and tortillas
extra coffee
Bottom drawer- left:
nuts, raisins, craisins, figs, chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch chips, dried dates, coconut and probably a few other odds and ends.

I'm sure I've missed a few things but like I said- it's pretty empty right now.  I need to go shopping- and we've cleaned out lots of the leftovers in the past few days.  Good timing :)


  1. OK, I'll see if I can get a picture of the freezer section tonight. But it is STUFFED! Oh, and we have an extra fridge in the basement... I'll have to get that freezer as well.


  2. I did it! Thank god it was relatively clean. There's leeks in there, and they made dirt. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!

  3. I'm going to have to refuse to do this. Not because I'm ashamed of the state of our refrigerator and freezer, but because if I took a good hard look at them, I might feel guilty enough to try to ORGANIZE them or something. Heaven forbid.

  4. Wow. I have a big upright deep freeze that's full of stuff for winter eating. Berries I picked all summer, venison from my dad's hunting, corn from the summer and tons of different kinds of grains. I'm going to be detailing it next week on my blog.

    Very brave of you all to show photos of your freezers. I'm a bit OCD so mine's pretty organized, but I'd never share a photo of it.

    I have a great tip you guys might like. I use a dry erase marker to write on my freezer door (the big on in the basemen) what I have inside. When when I use something up I simply erase that item or the number and put the new amount on there. Works like a charm so I always know how much of everything I have.

  5. That's a great idea, Susy. I have a spare whiteboard I can use near the freezer - I can't find enough wall space in the kitchen.

    Believe me, the door and shelves of my fridge will get a good cleaning before the next round of show-n-tell.

    And that *#%$ rubber gasket that always gets mildewy.


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