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Old 02-03-2010, 10:33 AM   #11
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15lbs of chicken thighs ?
ill take 15lbs of wings !
my freezer is full all the time , frozen pizza's , butter, bacon, hot dogs , rolls , and microwave/toaster meals
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:51 PM   #12
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I have a small chest freezer that is ancient, but it only cost me $40 and it works fantastic. I only know what's on top as I haven't gotten to go through it in a couple of years. I suppose there's a bunch of freezer burned things in there I'll have to toss. Mostly I only sift through the top third of it any given week. Ham, popscicles, different homemade stocks, a beef roast, porkchops. As for the rest, your guess is as good as mine.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:03 PM   #13
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I have a small chest freezer that is ancient, but it only cost me $40 and it works fantastic. I only know what's on top as I haven't gotten to go through it in a couple of years. I suppose there's a bunch of freezer burned things in there I'll have to toss. Mostly I only sift through the top third of it any given week. Ham, popscicles, different homemade stocks, a beef roast, porkchops. As for the rest, your guess is as good as mine.
At least all the unused stuff on the bottom helps with temperature fluctuation, and likely makes it easier to shift the top stuff; no dangling over the edge to reach the bottom.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:19 PM   #14
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At least all the unused stuff on the bottom helps with temperature fluctuation, and likely makes it easier to shift the top stuff; no dangling over the edge to reach the bottom.
Most definitely. I'm very short and once got myself hung up on the edge of the freezer by my hip bones. Wasn't sure if I was going to fall in or not. Was finally able to shift my weight so I ended up outside the freezer instead of inside. It's funny now, but at the time I was a bit worried. Thinking of investing in an upright, might make it easier for me to keep organized.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:17 PM   #15
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Convenience and savings are nice but the savings are somewhat diminished if you also acquire a backup generator.
If I had the floorspace I'd add a chest freezer. Since I don't, I have to be content with a 19 cubic foot upright that spills its cold air every time it is opened.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:56 PM   #16
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im a price conscious buyer and when stuff goes on sale i usually stock up. my freezer is pretty full right now

10 pounds of pork butt for .89 a pound
2 racks of pork spareribs that were .99 a pound
15 pounds of chicken thighs for .77 a pound
2 whole chickens for .69 a pound
about 10 pounds of chicken breast that was .89 a pound
about 10 pounds of cross rib roast that was $1.69 a pound

I am real curious as to where you live to find such GREAT meat prices. Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:12 PM   #17
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california, i scour the weekly ads. over here our grocery stores are luckys, safeway and walmart. the ham that i just found for .59 was an in store special, i went in to buy something that was on sale and just happened to catch the sign out of the corner of my eye passing through the meat dept. the chicken thighs i just picked up yesterday from nob hill, another crocery chain - theyre also known as raleys or bel air. the whole chicken comes on sale for .69 every other month or so, .79 is the usual sale price. the breasts usual sale price is .99 but when i see it for .89 i go hog wild.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:27 PM   #18
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really would love a separate freezer. seems silly for one person right? but i like to get deals on family size as well . break into servings. extra bread, ice cream, frozen treat, left overs and so on. top of fridge. freezer vegs. items for soon to be used recipes. bread dough. you catch the drift. right now i have tamales taking up a lot of space. and i haven't put today delivery of meat and chicken. maybe a small chest.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:24 PM   #19
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Okay I'm lookin' right now, a new york strip, 1/4 bag of frozen o'brien potatos, 1lb jumbo raw shrimp, half a bag of curly fries, two lil pints of ben-n-jerrys, and ice cube trays. I'm a bachelor and don't worry about stockin' up. I usually get ideas on what I wanna make when I'm at work then hit the grocery store after I work out. Its pretty simple bein' single. Living within a mile of three grocery stores helps too.

And Babetoo why you buyin $300 worth of grocerys if you live alone? U tryin to be my polar opposite
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:33 PM   #20
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really would love a separate freezer. seems silly for one person right? but i like to get deals on family size as well . break into servings. extra bread, ice cream, frozen treat, left overs and so on. top of fridge. freezer vegs. items for soon to be used recipes. bread dough. you catch the drift. right now i have tamales taking up a lot of space. and i haven't put today delivery of meat and chicken. maybe a small chest.

I live alone and I have a upright freezer. I wouldn't want to do without it. I don't know how to(and don't want to) make Chili for 1. I make a family size pot, put it in small bowls and freeze. I do the same with soups. I also make up "freezer meals" for days I don't cook. Plus I do shop the sales and family packs, separate, package and freeze. I like the idea that I can pretty much pick and choose what I want to eat with out having to run to the store. I think I just really hoard food!
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