February 17, 2010

Do you love your freezer?

I believe  you are a freezer lover or a freezer hater.  I am a freezer hater.  Don't get me wrong, mine is packed full. (It is very small, though).  I have never done well with the freezer. I used to have a side by side refrigerator/freezer and I thought that was the problem.  Nothing ever fit and everything got lost in all the drawers.  It was a giant abyss.  A few years ago I bought the refrigerator of my dreams.  I can't even begin to tell you how happy this made me. (I know this is odd) The refrigerator part is up top, freezer down below, in a pull out drawer.  My refrigerator is cavernous and oh, does it fit things well! I can fit huge bowls, even a sheet cake in there.  And when you open it up, it's like everything is just waiting for you, eager to be picked.  Nothing seems lost in the back or stuffed in a drawer.  But then, the freezer. It is still not for me.  I just can't put meat in my freezer and ever use it.  It sits in there for months and then finally, I throw it out. I am always in awe of people who buy, say, a side of beef and freeze it all for future meals.   Today I did another purge. I've accepted that I am not meant to store much in my freezer.  My new resolution is that I will only buy what I want to cook in the next 2 days.  Sometimes inconvenient but accepting of my freezer failure.  I feel quite a bit better with my limited freezer storage now. I can actually see what is in there: frozen fruit, ravioli, ice cream, vitamuffins(my kids breakfast of choice) and the always needed but never found, ice packs.  No meat and that's the way I like it!  


  1. Hi Susan,

    I've been lurking for a wee while now, but I just had to comment; I'm exactly the same with my freezer and it's hopeless! I'm actually getting rid of one of my freezers at the moment, which is leading to a lot of mystery meals (it's fine when it's stew, not so much when it's gravy!), but I'm aiming to manage down the remaining freezer in the same way you do - keeping it to stuff I know is in there and that I'll remember and use!

  2. I must tell you, I am loving having a "not stuffed" freezer! I can see what is in there and it doesn't stress me out to open it and try to find something. Very liberating in a weird way! And thanks for commenting!!