The chest freezer is full. The meat we bought yesterday took us almost to the top ... the thing is we really need to get to the bottom. I don't even know what is lurking down there.
I have told myself a few times that I must, really must, set to and make an inventory of exactly what is in there so that I don't go out and buy anything we already have, and so that what we do have will be made best use of. But when it's this full the thought of emptying it and writing it all down seems just too big of a job ... and a cold one at that!!
Why is it so full, well mostly because we waste nothing!! Any meal that leaves leftovers means something else to go in the freezer either as they are or in the form of another meal.
For example I had a salmon bun one day last week, just the one ... so there was half a tin of salmon leftover. I could have just put it in a dish in the fridge and had the same again for lunch the next day, but I quickly made up a bit of mash, chopped a spring onion or two from the polytunnel, added some seasoning, a pinch of chilli flakes and turned the half tin of salmon into four chunky fish cakes ... and put them in the freezer.
Brilliant use of what I had but this sort of thing obviously fills the freezer quicker than I am emptying the cupboards. Also because Lovely Hubby is the only one that eats meat in this house and now usually he only does this two or three times a week, what we have bought now that it's portioned into single meal packs will or should last us for a quite a long time.
All this makes me realise even more that it's time I did an inventory, if nothing else it will let us see how many meals we actually have in there. I bet there is a lot more than I think!!
Today is a No Spend Day