My Stocked Freezer

This was an interesting list to make because I have never taken a moment to really document what I stock in my freezer. It is my storage space for meats that I purchase in bulk from local farms, summer vegetables that I freeze for use in the winter and also all of my homemade stocks that I use for soups.

I am not much on prepared foods except foods I prepare myself so, besides a few frozen pizzas for my son and some cauliflower rice, the rest of the space is for leftovers (I do lots of batch cooking so making extra is something I do on a regular basis). Now, There will be no pictures of my freezer because it really looks a mess. That is on my list of things to do but didn’t get done in time for this post. Also, I want to clarify that I have 3 freezers which gives me plenty of space to stock meat for the long term. You probably won’t have as much in yours unless you are like me; a freezer pack rat!!

 

Protein:

 

Beef (chuck roast, ground, steaks)

Bones from lamb, beef and chicken for stock

Free range chicken (whole, thighs, breasts)

Lamb (leg, shoulder, chops, ground)

Pastured pork (roasts, chops, ground, sausage)

Pastured pork fat (to render for cooking)

Turkey (ground)

Wild Coho salmon

Wild Mahi Mahi (my favorite for fish tacos)

 

Frozen Summer Vegetables:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bell Pepper

Hot Peppers

Jalapeno Peppers

Kaffir Lime Leaves-used in Asian Foods

Lemongrass-from garden and used in thai foods or for tea

Onions

Poblano Peppers

Shishito Peppers

Tomatoes

 

Frozen farmers market summer fruit:

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Peaches

Blueberries

Strawberries

Raspberries

 

Organic frozen fruit: (These I use after my summer fruits are gone.)

Blueberries

Cherries

Raspberries

Mango

 

Nuts & Seeds: (Nuts go rancid quickly so all my nuts are stored in the freezer once they are opened.)

 

 

Pecans

Pine nuts

Pepitas

Walnuts

Cashews

Sunflower seeds

Macadamia nuts

Hazelnuts

Flax seeds

Hemp seeds

 

Prepared Foods:

 

Chicken stock

Beef stock

Lamb stock

Leftover soups

Leftovers from the week before

Veggie scraps for stocks

Pesto

Sour milk (for baked goods and pancakes)

Parmesan rinds (used to flavor soups)

 

Convenience Foods:

Cauliflower rice

Cauliflower mash

Frozen pizzas from Trader Joes (I still have a growing boy at home who loves pizza)

Homemade muffins

Bread (I buy extra and freeze it so we always have it on hand)

 

 

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