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Oh the joys of freezer ownership

My husband's grandmother recently went into assisted living, so we inherited her very nice, fairly new stand up freezer. Considering we have been getting by with small fridge/frezeer combo for a while, the extra space is welcomed.

It is currently stocked with 30 strips, aged, and driven in from Hereford, and my ice cream and ice pop makers, so that they can always be on hand to make frozen concoctions. Oh, and jam. Tasty jam from Oregon. But, there is tons of extra space.

What kinds of stuff do you keep on hand in your freezer that keeps well? Tips? Tricks? Homemade goodies that freeze well for use later?

I was thinking I'd make a bunch of dough (bread, pie, pizza), some casseroles, and some batches of sauce (tomato, bbq, salsa, etc). There's also an awesome dairy that's not too close to us and I was thinking of bringing back a bunch of milk and freezing it-- anyone ever try that?
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When I started readin the post, I thought it was going to be about how they discovered a dead body in the inherited freezer.

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When I started readin the post, I thought it was going to be about how they discovered a dead body in the inherited freezer.


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Lots of meat. A freezer plus a vacuum sealer are the best combo ever!

A few months ago, we bought a handful of stackable wire baskets to help keep things organized. Before that, our chest freezer was a big old mess where we had to dig for shit all the time.
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In the freezer: Chicken breast, steaks, pizza, sauce, meat balls, sausages, vegetables, fruit (for smoothies) and home made salsa.

Costco has prepped and separated chicken breasts which saves a lot of hassle and time.

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A few months ago, we bought a handful of stackable wire baskets to help keep things organized. Before that, our chest freezer was a big old mess where we had to dig for shit all the time.
That is a good idea. Mine very quickly turned into a disaster

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Ice, Vodka, Venison, Ice Packs, Beer Mugs.
This, plus a couple frozen pizzas.

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Man as soon as I upgrade to a bigger place, a huge freezer and one of these is in order:

http://www.simsmeats.com/custom-proc...rocessing.html

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A freezer plus a vacuum sealer are the best combo ever!

A few months ago, we bought a handful of stackable wire baskets to help keep things organized. Before that, our chest freezer was a big old mess where we had to dig for shit all the time.
I've been thinking about a vacuum sealer; wondering if it is worth the $.
We have a standup freezer, so it's not as privy to organiztion woes as the chests.

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In the freezer: Chicken breast, steaks, pizza, sauce, meat balls, sausages, vegetables, fruit (for smoothies) and home made salsa.

Costco has prepped and separated chicken breasts which saves a lot of hassle and time.
Meatballs are a great idea. And hamburgers. I can make tons of those in advance. Unfortunately we don't have a Costco nearby us. I was going to check out Sam's to see if it was of any value.
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I've been thinking about a vacuum sealer; wondering if it is worth the $.
Yes, yes, YES!!

I'm surprised that I have to sell YOU, of all people, on the utility of a vacuum sealer.
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Yes, yes, YES!!

I'm surprised that I have to sell YOU, of all people, on the utility of a vacuum sealer.
what better way to avoid the dead hooker smell in the freezer

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Yes, yes, YES!!

I'm surprised that I have to sell YOU, of all people, on the utility of a vacuum sealer.
You don't, really. I just have been getting by fine with good quality freezer paper and bags but have never bothered to spring for the sealer. I'm not much of a gadget person; I find them cluttering. I have always thought about a sealer but haven't looked too much into models and pricing. Any suggestions?
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