We’ve always had a stand-alone freezer. And…FYI…I’ll freeze just about anything that isn’t standing still! I don’t know how we would live without one!
Do you freeze whipping cream? Are you crazy you might ask…hang on…I do all the time and it’s proven to come in handy. Thawed out in the fridge, it can be used in cooking. One time, for a lark, I even tried to whip it…guess what? It worked!
Over the years our habits have changed, for one thing we no longer stock up on large amounts of meats to tide us over the fall and winter, as if we live in the bush or something! We just don’t go through that much meat, nor do we entertain as much as we used to. Sure the freezer still gets a work out because of all the breads and other baking, the fruits of summer, grains and nuts used for baking and god knows, those handy-dandy, thank-god for them, leftovers.
Speaking of leftovers, that freezer paid for itself 100 X over in February and March this year! I needed to have TKR (to the uninitiated that’s Total Knee Replacement Surgery). The surgery was supposed to take place in November then January and finally took place in February! The good news, there was loads of time for me to stock up the freezer so that my poor husband wouldn’t have the burden of looking after my needs and cooking everything from scratch. And although he helps in the kitchen, being married to me all these year,s he’s gotten out of practice with preparing our meals. Therefore, it made sense to keep loading up the freezer…and it worked! I think he ordered in twice during those months! Everything is long gone but…
It’s the perfect timing that everything is used up as one’s fancies are turning to lighter fare and best of all barbecuing and grilling, at which Joe excels!