Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I follow the Motivated Moms Daily Planner, everyday. Yesterday we had to take our oldest to the ER. He was really sick with an extremely high fever. So the day was pretty much shot as we sat down there for four hours, had errands to run, food to make, and messes to clean up.

So on Mondays, you are supposed to go through our refrigerator and plan your weekly menu around what leftovers you have. I, however, normally do this on Sunday so I can figure out what we will need to get from the grocery on Monday. So instead of inventorying the refrigerator, I wrote down that I wanted to go through my inside freezer that was attached to the refrigerator.

Now let me give you a little history about me, I used to hate left-overs- Couldn't stand them!! Now I have really gotten better as we are trying to save money and, believe it or not!, I cannot stand waste. I believe that the Lord calls us to be good stewards with our money and when we just waste what He has given us, it is just a big ol' slap in his face. So, needless to say, I hate waste.

Well guess what!! I cannot tell you how much food I through away out of that freezer. I would have to say about 3-4 lbs at least- chicken, cubed steak, ground chuck.... I was so FRUSTRATED!

But you see, it was my fault because the last time I rotated our freezer contents and went through it was about a year ago. So today I am vowing to go through my inside freezer every month or two.

Now to attack the chest freezer in the garage! How about you? Anyone have any ideas on how to waste less and use more? Anyone have any ideas on organizing freezers or maybe any ideas on leftovers?

1 comment:

Kirstyn said...

I know this is a really old post and you've probably got this long under control... But I've read over and over that the best way to keep control of the dark pit of freezers is to keep an inventory list of what you've got, and cross it off as you use it. I personally haven't implemented any sort of system just yet-- I can still visibly see all that's in my freezers and that seems to work well enough. AND I don't have kids yet, so it's probably much less overwhelming to keep mental track of!