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Friday, August 5, 2016

July Put em Up Use em Up List

Use 'em up:

Freezer:
1 pound bacon
1 quart vegetable soup
1 quart lamb, rosemary, potato soup
4 hamburger patties

Canned:
1/2 pint squash pickles
1 pint plum sauce

Put 'em up:

Freezer:
4 quarts peaches
4 pints peaches
2 lbs. cherries
5 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
6.5 lb. ground beef
2 lb. pork tenderloin
1 quart green beans
6 quarts sliced squash
2 quarts cubed squash for casseroles
5 gallon bags of individually frozen ears of corn
2 quarts corn for fried corn
8 1/2 quarts lady peas
2 quarts individually frozen green tomato slices
2 quarts tomatoes
1 pint tomatoes
2 pints chopped peppers
4 pints sliced peppers
4 parboiled whole peppers for stuffing

Canned:
1 quart pepper sauce
4  1/2 pints corn cob jelly





And yes, frost and all, this is my actual stuffed and very messy freezer. Organization here is an ongoing and mostly losing battle. I should have defrosted the freezer prior to starting my summer food storage, but I ran out of time, energy or interest. Now it will be next spring before I get around to it, but hopefully it will house much less food than it does right now and be a quicker task.

Starting this month I will include my pantry purchases and uses (maybe, if I remember to actually keep up with it, but I will only count form today forward.  Anything I bought these first few days are history and I am not going to even try and include tham.

10 comments:

  1. what kind of freezer do you have? we only have the top of the frig!

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    1. I have a medium size upright freezer. I formerly had a chest type, but we now have a laundry room on the main level an d had room for an upright so I sold the old one and bought this one. I really do love it.

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  2. Colour me impressed at your industry. We have a chest freezer and getting to the bottom is shall we say a challenge. When it goes to god I want an upright.

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    1. When I had the chest freezer, I had everything stored in plastic bins so I could at least grab the ones on the bottom and pull it up rather than have to just about fall over trying to get a bag of anything.

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  3. I have a friend whose freezer was always full. That was until they had a power outage for a few days and she lost everything. Now she only cans. I don't know if I could go back to just canning. Good luck with using them up.

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    1. A few years ago we had a week long power outage following a hurricane. After cooking like a fiend and inviting everyone and their brother for food I went out and bought a generator. We have not lost power since. Coincidence?

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  4. I never had a second freezer-just my side on as part of fridge.Probably silly but can't use garage and no place in house. Quite an impressive haul.

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    1. We really do like eating summer vegetables all year round, and like the stuff we freeze much better than the things Birdseye sells. I love having the additional freezer space.

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  5. You are doing so good. I'm just trying to find time to cook. And my cooking is nothing to write home about. But the good news is there is a beer and bacon deal going again so we are loaded!

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    1. Beer and bacon have all the ingredients for a nice night, or morning I suppose!

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