Stockpiling my freezer is well underway and I'm feeling great about my accomplishments. But I thought I'd share with you my little secret. I don't have a deep freezer, I know I really need one but instead we have another fridge/freezer combo out in the garage. It's the standard old top freezer. It works well enough, and prior to becoming boring parents who had no lives, the fridge part was really needed too. We have a pool table & darts in the garage, so the fridge was used for storing cases of cokes and beer. Along came baby #1 and the get togethers sadly ended and the fridge part is now empty, except for the occasional extra gallon of milk or packages of butter.
But I have found that as long as you're organized, my little outside freezer works. Prior to my "baby stockpiling" the outside freezer was used only for storing meats, while my kitchen side-by-side style freezer housed convenience foods and frozen veggies. Since I'm now stockpiling I'm slowly transforming the outside freezer into my "go to meals" freezer and hoping to use up most of our frozen meat since I know I WILL NOT be doing any scratch cooking for at least a month when baby #2 comes.
And until then I'm storing those scratch cooking basics in my inside freezer. So here's the progress of my baby stockpiling and what I'm working with....
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