Well, a lot. And we need to eat it, because after Christmas is a bit tough financially, and I want to lay in some stocks in case Mme May runs amok and takes us out of the EU with no deal, which I wouldn’t put past her. Don’t start me on politics, OK? Just don’t.
Please note that the photo is not my freezer – I can’t stand back far enough to get a photo of mine that would show you the chaos within. But trust me that it is more chaotic than this picture.
Anyway, as I sit here in front of the wood burner, on what should be the first working day of the year (but Pete and I are struck with the lurgy), I fell to wondering just what is in the freezer. And off the top of my head, this is some of it (but almost certainly not all)
- a box of cooked goose, waiting to be a pie
- one cooked chicken breast (I tend to cook up a few at a time, for quick pasta/stirfry/sandwiches)
- also, a small box of cooked chicken, from the last roast chickie!
- two packs of puff pastry (see goose above)
- two lbs of sausage meat, in separate bags
- one smallish piece of leg of pork
- one larger piece of leg of pork, bought because I decided the smaller piece was too small
- at least one pack each of small sausages and pigs in blankets – actually, there’s two each; I just went and looked
- two packs of bacon
- three small boxes of cooked red cabbage
- one box of vegetarian chilli
- some fish fingers (number unknown)
- four cod fillets
- four tuna fillets
- a couple of salmon fillets
- some random Indian stuff, some home made, some from Iceland – at least two meals worth
- frozen blueberries
- various frozen veg
- 3/4 of a bag of ice
- four small sirloin steaks (bought on special offer from Lidl just before Christmas)
- a bag of ready made sausage rolls, and two Greggs cranberry and turkey sausage rolls (I know, I know, but they’re lovely)
- a loaf and a half of sliced bread, two fruit teacakes, a pack of brioche buns, and a couple of other rolls
So, I need to get my creative hat on, and make some meals with a lot of this stuff. Keep reading!