Have you ever opened the freezer and had to dodge cannonball-sized projectiles cascading out the door? No? Then you are a better freezer manager than I. This past weekend it became obvious that it was time to go on a pantry raid and clean out some of the food I’ve been saving for another day.
The result? A buffet dinner of warmed up bits of Martin’s terrific cassoulet, some weeknight pasta with tomato sauce and the like. And for dessert? A pretty tasty banana loaf made from some skanky, black peel covered bananas.
Although this was definitely not the best dinner I’ve served, it was satisfying on other levels: As a housekeeper, I felt great about organizing the freezer and having a heat-and-eat dinner was a nice break from meal planning, too.
How often do you need to clean out the freezer? When you do, is it more like a treasure hunt or a step into the mysterious beyond?