Of course I had to choose one of the coldest days this year so far to clean out my freezer. It is kept in the garage and the temperature in there felt like sub-zero.
I was pleased to find there was nothing to throw out as everything is in date apart from some frozen raspberries which I will add to the eat up list, however, it did need a bit of rearranging after the Christmas period when items were just plonked into any spare gap.
To clean each drawer I put the contents into the other drawers then washed and dried the empty one in turn re-organising the contents into like groups.
Here are some before and after shots.
The Frozen Veg Drawer – Before
Frozen Peas, Broad beans and Spinach
A Free sample pack of Rice Fusion from an Ocado delivery ages ago.
The Frozen Fruit Drawer – before
Lots of Rhubarb
Frozen Raspberries, Blueberries and Mixed Summer Berries
2 Pots of Apricot Puree
Packaged Foods Drawer – before
1 Packet of Vol-au-vent cases
1 Packet of 2 Rice Cakes
6 small Yorkshire Puddings
2 Pizza Bases
1 small Cheese and Tomato Pizza
1 Packet of Feta and Spinach Parcels
1 Tub of Ice-cream
The top fast freeze Drawer – holding all the items to eat soon
Carton of Leek and Potato Soup
Various Frozen Herbs (including Parsley!)
2 tubs of ready grated fresh Parmesan Cheese
2 unidentified tubs – could be the end of some homemade soup!
The Bread drawer
1 Pack Naan Bread
3 Brown loaves
End of a Danish white for mum’s visits
The Bottom Drawer with Ice packs
I discovered that, not only do I have the biggest jar of dried Parsley in my cupboards, but I have 3 tubs and a packet of Frozen Parsley and we don’t even eat Fish! I do like Parsley sauce though.
I am also storing a lot of Rhubarb which is actually my daughters and I am tempted to make a few crumbles.
Whilst I was doing the freezer I decided to clear and clean the top of it. So I collected all our bottles of drink together…
and did a drinks log and sorted then out into like with like and lined them up neatly.
and this is our mini-bar LOL! Being quite cool the top of the freezer in the garage is quite a good place to store the drink as we do not have room in the kitchen and there is too much for the dining room cupboards.
So that is all my food and drink sorted now and I need to make a meal plan to use up all the bits and pieces to ensure that nothing goes to waste.
Tomorrow I shall be making the Lemon Curd, baking Gingerbread and maybe making a Nut Loaf.
How is your de-cluttering going this week?