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Old 02-09-2011, 09:38 AM   #51
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I need to get to the chest freezer in the next couple of days. I did the fridge freezer the other day and found pork from 2009. It's great to have it labeled with the date so you know how old it is...LOL!
We have been putting month and year on stuff for years. I've had some weird surprises too.
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Having a freezer list sounds like a great idea. Do you guys have one list for the big freezer and another for the one in the fridge? I have two fridges, so besides the chest freezer I have two freezers. Would you make three lists?
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:45 AM   #53
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I have two fridges, so besides the chest freezer I have two freezers. Would you make three lists?
I have the same arrangement, but keep only one list. The freezer in the kitchen fridge gets opened most often and so gets temperature fluctuations. I only keep (longterm) whole spices, herbs, stock making scraps and opened frozen veggies in it. When unloading groceries or breaking down large cuts of meat, I temporarily put things in the kitchen freezer for transport downstairs to the chest freezer;it is easier to list things when you move a bunch at a time, more or less at your convenience. I usually bring up the ingredients for the next few meals at the same time and put them in the kitchen freezer, again simplifying the list deletion process. The secondary refrigerator freezer is reserved for breads, candles, occasional excess of stock, and water bottles; it is old and doesn't maintain 0 as well as might be nice. The treasure trove of long term storage - where things get lost without a list - is the chest freezer.

It takes longer to explain than to do, but really simplifies inventory control.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:58 AM   #54
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When I find freezer burned vegis or fruit, I use them to make stock. Yes, I sometimes make fruit "stock".
Smart girl. What a great idea!
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:06 AM   #55
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1lb croaker

Okay, I'll bite, what is a croaker? A frog?
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:47 AM   #56
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Okay, I'll bite, what is a croaker? A frog?
LOL I'm not that adventurous, it's a type of fish http://www.marylandseafood.org/facts...es/croaker.php lol I feel very country now
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Having a freezer list sounds like a great idea. Do you guys have one list for the big freezer and another for the one in the fridge? I have two fridges, so besides the chest freezer I have two freezers. Would you make three lists?
I don't keep a fridge list but I probably could. I don't have a pantry so stuff is crammed into my cabinets and I find myself forgetting what is up there so I have started to write that down. I want to buy a pantry just waiting for the right price.

The fruit stock is a great idea!!! Would I use that the same as chicken or beef stock or do you use it specifically for certain dishes??

I just joined the site and I am learning so much, thank you all!!
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:29 PM   #58
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My house freezer is packed with frozen veggies,butter,some raviolis,potstickers and a few tubs of stock and leftovers.

I have a small chest freezer in my garage I use for all meat.
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My freezer are full of various meats and chicken. Porkchop, Porksteak, Gound pork and ground beef and ice cubes. lol.
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Sad, very sad... I haven't been home much in the past two weeks so i've not gone grocery shopping... Perhaps today...
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