Sunday, October 19, 2008

Frosty the Snow Freezer

It's been a while since I've taken an inventory of our freezer... So things aren't so organized in there.  And the frost has built up to the point that it's affecting the amount of space available for food.  But folks have been circulating around the task of showing the inside of their freezer and I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon.  So here it is:

I know the angle is really weird, but you get the idea.  It's a chest freezer and stuff is buried in there.  Here's a list of what you might find if you dug around in my freezer:

Half-used bags of frozen organic fruit
A can of coconut milk that I was chilling and forgot about
A big bag of frozen locally grown strawberries
A couple of loaves of bread for breadcrumbs
A couple of bags of homegrown kale
A bag of chopped homegrown pasilla chiles
A bag of homegrown whole jalapeno chiles
A bag of sliced homegrown bell peppers
A couple of quarts of homemade veggie broth
A gluten free pizza crust from Cooqi
Spud Puppies! {tator tots}
Bags of flaked coconut
The bowl to my ice cream maker
Several 1/2 eaten pints of ice cream
A quart of freezer pickles

Down it the real depths of this beast are packages of seitan, tofu, and various things that were free from the Co-op because they were past their date.  I'm scared to even guess how long they've been down there.  But a full freezer is an efficient freezer, so it's okay, right!?!

Before we harvest and freeze our garden's collards and kale this year, I'll have to clean out the freezer.  Maybe I'll have a big feast and cook it all up.


Anonymous said...

aww, all your homegrown things look delicious!

Claire said...

About cooking up the freezer stuff- what about contacting a soup kitchen nearby and volunteering to drop off some hot plates as a donation? Then, you can cook the food the right way to make it tasty, and they get some extra, nutritious food.

The idea came from watching "Deserving Design" saturday, where a woman who is a single mom and lower middle class cooked 15 plates of food 3 days a week, and delivered them to homeless people around her area. The effort she made makes me want to do more to combat hunger here in philly, and i thought i'd share the sentiment. i just need to find a place that fits with my schedule and lets me cook vegan.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see a post where you cook up everything that is now frozen! I'm a big fan of fridge and freezer purges.

Zoey said...

Hi Liz,

I loved the look inside your freezer. How do you freeze collard greens?