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My New Best Friend....

November 27th, 2006 at 01:13 pm

is my chest freezer. After seeing how the gang here utilizes their freezers, I reevaluated how I use mine. Before I started using my freezer as a storage locker, I mostly put frozen bread, ice cream, vegetables and some fruit in the freezer. If I put leftovers in there, I promptly forgot they were there and eventually had to toss them out. So I didn't really use the freezer well. Now, I find myself freezing everything. And then using it again. Wow, the amount of stuff I used to throw out! And I find myself cooking from scratch more because I know I'll freeze part of it and not waste it. Since the kids all left on Friday, I've been freezing everything left from the holiday. This could be the start of something beautiful...

On the Breakfast challenge. I have a lot of breakfast foods around. I have also spent more than I should have on the grocery budget for this far into my month. So I decided to challenge myself to use up breakfast foods and not buy anything more than milk for breakfast for as many weeks as possible. The goal is Christmas. I've made my list and going to post it on the fridge so when I get tempted to cheat, I'll see my goal and try to keep on it. (If I find a big sale on the usual food, I'll buy it and set it aside for the future and not part of this challenge--but only a good sale!) I am going to pay myself $5 for each week not buying any breakfast foods. That will go with my water challenge to a CC. My goal is to only stock up when things are on sale and learn to use what I have.

3 Responses to “My New Best Friend....”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Sounds like a good goal.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oh yeah, that's something else I need to get on the bandwagon on: A good chest freezer.

    I haven't quite got the concept of freezing stuff though. I assume it has something to do with maybe buying or cooking in bulk, and then freezing it, and then thawing out only the portions that you need or something. But that's it.

  3. kashi Says:

    I love having a chest freezer! Even my small one is great. Good luck with the breakfast challenge - you can do it!

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