There were also a few things that we knew we wouldn’t eat – like bacon or Hungry Man dinners. We gave these to others, in hopes they could still go to use. It wouldn’t have been prudent to purchase items we didn’t like or knew we wouldn’t eat.
With that said, many items were not things we would have purchased regularly, because of price or freezer space. However, having them will allow us a little luxury of having things like Klondike Bars and Snickers Ice Cream bars (yum). We’d better savor it. Plus, things like lunch meat, chicken breast and pizza will make good lunches and dinners. We also wouldn’t typically buy freezer meals, but they may be handy when Ryan travels.
The goal for the rest of the month is to go without buying anything outside of perishables – fruits, veggies, milk, eggs and OJ. This way, the purchase of the freezer will fit into our monthly groceries budget. Purchasing perishables on Sunday was around $15.
I also made a list of what is in the freezer and hung it on the fridge. I want to make sure that I don’t forget what we have. This system may morph, but this is it for now. When we eat anything, I’ll mark them off, similar to our grocery and meal-planning system.
Now, I need to figure out some freezer meals. Any suggestions?
Does anyone else have a freezer?