We have too much stuff in the freezer. Most of it is milk for Ike because we leave for the mountains next week. But there is also a lot of random foods. I read online all the time about these insanely organized mommas who cook and freeze meals in huge batches and then pull out meals and serve their families with the snap of a finger (or the push of a button on a slow cooker). We have a lot of food in the freezer, but zero meals. There’s random slices of awesome bacon from Indiana, a container of amaze-balls shrimp and corn soup from New Orleans, some frozen chicken, three to four different kinds of fish (but only one filet each), lots of frozen corn and peas, some baby food, a package of Trader Joe’s naan, two open bags of tater tots (who even eats tater tots in my house?), and several unmarked bags of beans…Cooked? Uncooked? Red? Chili? Baked? I have no idea…
I had this great post planned to show how I was going to figure out meals based on what we have on hand in the freezer. To free up some space in there, and to save some money on groceries this week, and just be general awesome and resourceful. Yeah. So this is how the week actually ended up.
Monday. We went out to eat to watch the Mexico soccer game.
Tuesday. We went to the food truck park in Smyrna. Worth it for this pic alone!
Wednesday. I did make chicken alfredo using veggies from the freezer and chicken from the freezer. I forgot to take a photo of it though.
Thursday. Defrosted some fish, got tired, made sick husband soup and ate a grilled cheese with a glass of wine (the wine I was supposed to take to a Bachelorette party).
Friday. Bachelorette party finger food-y dinner. Fam is on their own. They can eat those tater tots in the freezer, that would help the cause I think.
So ANYWAY, in lieu of posting awesome pictures of creative meals made from things I found in my freezer, here are pictures of what I had planned to make but never got around to it. (The pictures are most definitely more impressive than what I would have produced anyways).
Chimichurri Grilled Steak Salad from EatingWell.com
Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley from Skinnytaste.com
Orzo Power Salad with Salmon, Walnuts, and Greens from ericasrecipes.com
Mediterranean Chicken Kebab Salad from Skinnytaste.com
Right, there’s always next week I guess. Off I go to buy more wine for the party!