Eating down the freezer
I am not one to usually make resolutions for the New Year. A waste of effort, for the most part, in my case, and in my opinion.
But earlier today, as I was rummaging in the freezer, I settled on one, and want to record it here, for accountability. I like to buy fresh food, but I also live kind of far from good shopping opportunities, so I tend to buy more than needed, to last till the "next time" I am in the appropriate neighbourhood. My decent butcher, for example, is an hour's drive away. But then, I also have an increasingly good farmers' market here in town, once a week, with meat & veggie options (mangalitza pork, yum). So quite a bit of stuff ends up in the freezer. But then, I buy fresh again, as the frozen will "hold", right? So my freezers (yes, plural) are full. Good for when the electricity goes out for a few days, but otherwise not ideal.
So, my resolution for 2020 is to pull something, anything, out of the freezer at least once a week, cook it up, and record it here. Might be different and exciting, might not, but will give eventually more space in the freezers, and will use food that otherwise won't last forever, even in the freezer.
And, while frozen vegetables are obviously residing in the freezer, I think of those as side dishes, and are not really what is meant in this particular exercise.
Wish me luck.
This afternoon I pulled out a container of chicken livers. Not sure what to do with them yet, but I have several tasty options available.