September 28, 2011 | Category: I'm an Eater
I refuse to admit I’m already nesting. Although I’m 25 weeks along, I think 15 weeks is a little excessive to be in a perpetual phase of cooking, cleaning and baby preparing. But are you ready? If you find yourself hungry, stop over at my place.
It’s time again for FREEZERPALOOZA!
What’s Freezerpalooza, you ask? Great question!
It’s where we eat everything old, nasty, gross, left in the freezer over the past year (or so). I have only one solid (or frozen, tee hee) rule to Freezerpalooza, Gage has to be older than the “packed on date”.
I know, that’s so gross, I really shouldn’t admit to that.
So what will we be eating the first two (or so) weeks of October?
Folks, what you’re looking at is lots of food located in my basement deep freeze. Let’s see, you have about 30 pounds of corn, strawberry jelly, various soups and stews, about 100 cheese sticks, waffles, lamb meat, and of course, frozen pizzas.
And then we travel upstairs to my kitchen freezer. Basically, it’s where the vodka and snacks live.
First of all, I am ashamed to admit that I have those Trix yogurt things. It was a moment of desperation, where I was at the grocery store with all three of my children. I begged them to be good while we shopped, and in turn, I would let them pick out a treat.
Ok, moving past the frozen yogurt cups and bottle of vodka…
In this freezer, you will find things like homemade chili, lots of prepackaged Trader Jo’s snacks and meals, more frozen veggies, and oh, ice cream. This freezer is my favorite, especially around 9pm.
So the game plan is to eat (almost) everything in both freezers over the course the next few weeks. Then, my mom and I are going to make like 20 casserole dishes to replenish my stash, so I have something to feed my family during that cumbersome “dark days” of pregnancy, aka, the third trimester.
I need your help. I have like 3 or 4 go-to frezer meals that I always make, but they’re getting tired and overused. I would love any and all new suggestions you might have. If it’s tasty, if your kids will eat it, it if fits in a bowl or a 9×13 dish, I want it.
I would love you forever if you could leave a link to a recipe. I might even name my 4th child after you.
Side note, anyone got a good boy name they’re not using?