This is a week to clean out the freezer! I had stashed a lot of good homemade food over the last few weeks, and I’m getting it used up. The big freezer needs a defrost anyway, especially because we would like to buy a package deal on meat from the local butcher. Strawberry season is here in Ontario, and as soon as it dries off enough, I’m picking! What doesn’t get used promptly in jam will get sliced and frozen. I usually put in some sugar to keep the berries from getting freezer burned.
So I’m really excited that we are eating well without a lot of prep – it was already done. We’ve had spaghetti and meatballs, chicken and stuffing (with some frozen kale tucked in) moistened with frozen gravy, vegetable soup, and beef, gravy and rice. I’ve got just a couple of meals left along with some broth which will go into next week’s pea soup.
I have lots of carrots and potatoes to use, so there wasn’t a lot to buy this week anyway. I’m hoping to get local veggies into the freezer as summer progresses, against a long winter!