Eat Down the Freezer to Make Space and Save Money

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Spend a few days or weeks eating up what’s already in the freezer. You’ll save money for a big cooking session and make some room in the freezer.

You may be really excited to start filling your freezer with all kinds of tasty, pre-made meals. I get that! Once you get the hang of freezer cooking, it can be addicting. Like the quilter who finds beautiful fabrics and stocks up but never gets it all sewn, it can be easy to fill the freezer and keep filling it.

Before you start on a big cooking spree, spend a few days eating down the freezer.

This will help you save money for a bulk grocery shopping trip as well as make room in the freezer for all the yummy meals you’re going to make.

I’m living this out this month. I had planned a big cooking shindig — and then I looked in the freezer. Looks like we have some eating to do! Since we’ve had a lot of expenses getting our KCMO rental ready for a new tenant, we could use the cash to replenish our savings.

Eating down the freezer will help us save money and also make room for a big cooking day in anticipation of Thanksgiving and the busy holiday season.

31 Days of Freezer Cooking

For more ideas about how to make freezer cooking work for you, follow along with us here in October as I post 31 Days of Freezer Cooking. You can see past posts here.

For even more Freezer Cooking how-to’s you can also buy my book,Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook.

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  1. odile says

    great ideas!

  2. Lydia says

    Hi, I just saw your book on Amazon and will be purchasing it. I need carpal tunnel surgery in both hands soon and I want to prepare meals for 6 weeks. Do you also recommend a vacuum food sealer?

    • Jessica says

      I don’t have a vacuum food sealer, so I can’t say. I’ve never had one and it all works well for us.

  3. Kristen says

    For dogs…after I clean out the freezer, I make our two dogs freezer meals. Its the frugality in me, hating to throw out proteins or vegetables that can be used for food bases. Mix together various old or freezer burned various meats & vegetables in a pot with brown rice, water, and a little salt. Cook until rice is thick and done. Cool. Scoop into 1 cup measures and either feed as a supplemet to your dog (lasts about a week in the fridge). Or refreeze on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and store in a zip lock. Simply take out a weeks worth of “rice pucks”.

    Even old or freezer burned breads can be crumbled up for bird or squirrel food.


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