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Old 02-02-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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What's the status of your freezer?

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


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Old 02-02-2010, 09:50 PM   #2
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oh yeah, i got 2 spiral cut hams that i stumbled on last week for .59 a pound !!!!

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Old 02-02-2010, 10:04 PM   #3
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my freezer is not too big. there's venison in various forms.
although..... minus that meat-
aside from some mussels, 4 stouffer's dinners, a container of leftover cooked rice, blintzes, & frozen appys, my freezer's empty. there's crinkle-cut carrot & corn, too.
toaster-scrambles that neither of us got brave enuff for. those reside, too.
if we get a place that allows room for a chest freezer, then i'll begin by going for a butcher's offerings & freezing that.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:21 PM   #4
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Freezers are certainly the way to go. Its amazing how much money you can save buying meat and veges in bulk. I have a food saver so everything gets packaged correctly and because it sucks out all the air from the package, I manage to fit so much more into the freezer.
I have an assortment of meats -beef steaks, lamb chops, venison, chicken breasts, frozen peas, beans, onions, broccoli, pumpkin. All purchased at rock bottom prices from the local butcher.
Next to my All American Canner, my freezer helps to keep us well fed at reasonable prices.

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Old 02-03-2010, 12:15 AM   #5
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97 guns.

I dont know how to reply to someone with longer posts in quotes.Those are some great deals.I really like to compare prices and stock up when the prices are low.My freezer is however full of these good deals.Mind you they are not of the caliber you have mentioned.I must have 2 partial bags of jimmy dean sausage pattys that are so freezer burned that they are hardley reconizable.Eggo waffels anyone?My wife seems to be a collector.Too bad nobody likes them.Cheap popcicles all over the place.Small freezer bags of pizza pockets,cream puffs,tacitos and the lone Marie calender pot pie.Frozen chicken And pasta dinners.And the worst of all is tyson chicken nuggets.The freezer is my wifes domain and her idea of cooking.Sometimes I get lucky and And get a corner of it to stash something that might make a good meal.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:46 AM   #6
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I have a large upright full of deals like you mentioned. I only buy meats when they are on sale and then I buy in bulk, break it up into meal size portions and use the foodsaver to prevent freezer burn.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:55 AM   #7
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They are a mixed bag at the moment. Have not done too much of a stock up, have to do that again soon. The chest freeezer (long-term storage) has some chicken thighs, several bags of bagels, bacon, a few jimmy dean sausage rolls, two bone-in pork loin roasts I got on sale a $1.49/ lb, a turkey, ham bones, a bag of freezy pops, and lots of freezer packs. The downstairs freezer (kitchen over flow) has ice cream (2/$5) a large cut of beef, frozen bread dough. The upstaies freezer (kitchen) frozen veggies, bananas, butter, containers of soup, breakfast sausage, pierogie, hot dogs, salt pork, pizza dough, and french fries.

We have not gone on a stock-up shopping trip in a while but will need too soon.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:44 AM   #8
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We buy our meat by the animal or side at different times of the year from a farmer friend. I currently have about 110lbs. of beef, 65lbs. of lamb, 40lbs. of chicken, 20lbs. pork and several fish and some venison. I also have a couple of turkeys and a few cured hams. Then lots of fruit and veggies (from the garden) that will be eaten by springtime in order to replenish. I have 2 large upright freezers and then a smaller freezer and the freezer with my fridge. I also have several pre-made dinners for night that are a little more hectic. I like to have smaller meals/snacks as well, so I have things like pre-made lahmacun (Armenian/Turkish lamb pide), hors d'oeuvres that freeze well, burritos, soups, homemade kebap meat, mini homemade pizzas, homemade waffles and french toast sticks, etc.

Our freezers save us a lot of money, actually. We're in pretty good shape with our freezers.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:39 AM   #9
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I live in a rural area and don't go to the grocery store every week. It's a half hour trip each way to the closest. The freezer is a way of life here. So much so, that I'm thinking of adding a second chest.

Ice cream, stocks, sauces, marrow bones for the dogs, bones for stock, veggies, meats....it all takes a lot of room.

I really don't have the space to really take advantage of bargains when they come around. At least not yet.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:14 AM   #10
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I have a bottom freezer fridge, and no extra freezer. I would love to get one though, such a moneysaver! The freezer really needs to be cleaned out and organized too! I've got containers of leftover sauce, broth, etc in there. Popsicles, bags of frozen veggies, frozen convenience items for the kids.

A few years back my dad shot a buffalo (only in Montana, right?), and they had the guys at the place where he got it process and pack all the meat. They walked out with 650 lbs of it total! Suffice to say my mom and dad were both cleaning out there stand up freezers! They were geographically separated due to his work location, a place so remote that my mom refused to live there. Anyway, after cleaning out both uprights, giving away to all their friends, neighbors, relatives, the local food bank, etc they still had enough meat to last for years. And the hide is probably at least as big as a queen bed comforter.

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