So, it's just The Hubby and me in our house, but in looking at our freezer you would think differently. Here is what I saw when I reluctantly did a freezer clean recently:
- 8 chicken breasts, 1 beef tenderloin log, 1 whole chicken, 2 packs bacon, 2 steaks, 2 bags prawns, 6 salmon fillets
- 7 or more partially used bags of peas or corn or pea/corn combo
- 3 tubs partially-consumed vanilla ice cream with an inch of icy freezer crust on top
- 8 bags of sliced bread with only two pieces of crust remaining per bag (never to be eaten)
- 1,000,000 black bananas
- other, other, other x 100
My inventory of our pantry yielded similar (non-frozen) results. 8 cans of black beans, 7 boxes of pasta, 2,000,000 granola bars, too much uneaten food. So I threw out the old ice cream, downsized my banana collection, and told The Hubby that we had to try to go a month without buying any new food except dairy products and fresh fruit and vegetables. We're on about Day 14 now, our freezer is halfway emptied, and our pantry is slowly depleting in stock. It takes a bit of planning and creativity, and so far almost every meal has included frozen peas or canned black beans, but it's been kind of a fun challenge at the same time. For instance, I came home from work last night and The Hubby had prepared a chicken, pea, and pasta casserole...and after a long day at work it was exactly what I wanted to eat for dinner, and all that I could think was that I had married some kind of Top Chef or something. That is, until we flicked to Top Chef on tv while we ate dinner!