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Old 01-24-2011, 05:47 PM   #21
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One reason we got rid of our chest freezer. Often times we had no idea what was buried under the bottom half of the freezer. We often found frozen meat over a year old. We used to throw out more food because of that freezer.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:56 PM   #22
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I try to keep my chest freezer organized, pork in one spot, beef in another potatoes etc in another. You get the idea. But dh thinks everything should be all mixed together so that he doesn't have to dig for any one thing. So after I clean out the freezer (I do it twice a year) it is all nicely organized and I can put my fingers on anything I need. But once Dh goes in there it's anyones guess where something might be so of course we forget what is actually in there. Totally ticks me off.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:18 PM   #23
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The problem with these chest freezers is you tend to pile food on top of one another and the next thing you know you have no idea what's buried 2 feet under. We definitely had a problem with over stocking.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:20 PM   #24
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I just did a stint in my pantry and FOUND 8 (count 'em - 8!!!) cans of mushrooms. I'm the only one who likes them so they don't get put in many dishes. What am I doing with that many? Had 2 stashed here, 2 stashed there and 3 more over on the other side and one that fell off the shelf at some point and ended up behind a box of macaroni!
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:07 PM   #25
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My kitchen is too tiny to lose anything :(
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:19 PM   #26
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My kitchen is too tiny to lose anything :(

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Old 01-25-2011, 12:19 AM   #27
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I'm glad I'm organized, small kitchen or no.

I finally decided against buying a small chest freezer. I just need to use up what's in the one I have now!

It's hard sometimes because there are so may new recipes I'm trying now and I get a lot of inspiration for changing old recipes too.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:44 AM   #28
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I'm glad I'm organized, small kitchen or no.

I finally decided against buying a small chest freezer. I just need to use up what's in the one I have now!

It's hard sometimes because there are so may new recipes I'm trying now and I get a lot of inspiration for changing old recipes too.
I wonder sometimes if I should ditch the chest freezer. It's full and it doesn't get opened for weeks at a time.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:47 AM   #29
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I wonder sometimes if I should ditch the chest freezer. It's full and it doesn't get opened for weeks at a time.
How many people do you cook for? I only cook for two, and sometimes I feel like I would like to have one because I like to freeze leftover chili, soup, have hamburger and chicken on hand... Stuff like that
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:54 AM   #30
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How many people do you cook for? I only cook for two, and sometimes I feel like I would like to have one because I like to freeze leftover chili, soup, have hamburger and chicken on hand... Stuff like that
There's just me and Shrek...I cook 3 days a week, work 10 hour shifts the other 4. I don't have time to cook on my work days, barely have time to eat some days. I do make extras on the days I do cook and make up my lunches for work.

I do have the extra on hand, but it often gets lost in the shuffle or just plain forgotten until it's no good anymore.
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