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Monday, December 3, 2018

Let It Go!, Let It Go!



If any of you are in the Disney movie loop you will recognize the lyrics to Elsa's song "Let It Go". For those of you who are not in said loop, Elsa is the heroine (?) of the movie Frozen. I am using it as my personal theme song for the week as I make our menu to use as much of our frozen foods as possible. The freezer contents have almost reached epic proportions and I am either going to have to buy another freezer (not happening) or create meals from things I have on hand.

I stood in front of the open freezer door eyeballing the possibilities. It looks like we can have just about anything imaginable, shopping only for fresh produce this week.

This is my weekly menu idea, subject to last minute changes because I am fickle and something that sounds really good today might not be anything I actually want to eat this week. Because I am the only primary cook at the house, all eaters are subject to my whims. Sometimes it is good to be the queen, even if it is only the queen of the kitchen.

Thanks so much to The Hawaii Plan for inspiring me to do this!


1. Pan seared scallops, green salad, asparagus, tater tots for the non-keto, cauliflower mash for me
2. Sesame Chicken with broccoli and green beans, brown rice for the non keto, cauliflower rice (keto)
3. Fathead pizza, tossed salad (TheHub eats this keto pizza and really likes is)
4. Taco salad, with tortilla chips for the non-keto
5. Chili, coleslaw, cornbread for the non-keto, keto cornbread for me
6. Pork tenderloin, squash casserole, green beans
7. Grilled tuna, broccoli, with tomato, cuke and onion salad, brown rice for the non-keto

This menu should reduce the freezer using:
1 lb. scallops
remaining tater tots from one bag (Yep I have 2 other unopened bags. Why? No clue)
1 pack boneless chicken thighs
1 cup frozen green beans
1/2 bag cauliflower rice
1 8 oz package mozzarella cheese
1 bag cooked sausage
1/2 cup pizza sauce
2 packs ground beef
1 pork tenderloin
package of yellow squash
remaining frozen green beans
2 tuna steaks
rest of the broccoli pack


18 comments:

  1. I so need to do this. I have way too much meat that needs to be used.

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    1. I am overwhelmed with frozen stuff. Now I have to keep myself from restocking while I use it up!

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  2. Love your plan! To your tater tots, I have like 5 bags of pizza rolls. Stumbled across an error in pricing & bought them all. We rarely eat them, so why I thought that was a good idea. . . not clue. Now they just suck up freezer space, but I don't want to consistently serve pizza rolls to the kids. Not exactly healthy. I'm on a slow & steady use it up plan for the stupid pizza rolls. ;-)

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  3. I am sure I got a great deal on the tater tots, which is odd of me because it is not something we even really eat. I am blaming TheHub and his recreational shopping habit (but I probably bought them)

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  4. I need to follow suit. Quickly.
    And while two different meals each night SHOULD reduce the freezer, it doesn't. Sigh.

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    1. Should and would are two entirely different verbs. I think I am using things but I refill long before I am anywhere near empty.

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  5. I can't get my freezer, fridge or pantry empty. I don't know what's wrong with me!

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    1. We should start a club for those of us who are compulsive food buyers! Hi my name is Anne, and I buy food!

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  6. Just let me know what time is dinner and I'll be there to help you eat down the freezer! :D My freezer is full, too - and I need to make room for the almsgiving food to come!

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  7. While we can fit a few more things into our freezer, it too needs some attention. Now if I can only keep the others in the house from ignoring the freezer and buying new stuff.

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    1. That is the ongoing battle here also. Of course I have to accept my part too.

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  8. We buy it to eat it... so you may as well eat it! Sounds like a yummy week!

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  9. I can never plan meals -- because whatever I think I'll be wanting to eat, I won't. Never fails. :-( But this looks like a great plan! :-)

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    1. There is a lot of wiggle room in this menu and most likely it won't be exactly what I cook. Today is only Wednesday and I have already changed one meal. As long as I use something from the freezer I am ok with any and all changes.

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  10. In an effort to save a few bucks I'm eating down the contents of my freezer as well. Mostly because I will need the space later this month when I shop for Christmas groceries and I'll also need a few extra dollars for food items I don't buy the rest of the year and the baked goods that I may make (or not!)

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  11. I need the space plus the lower spending thing is pretty good during this spendy month.

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