Though the banner says Pantry Freezer Challenge, this is just a FREEZER Challenge only. My pantry is looking a little limp in spaces, but my freezers are burgeoning with food. I need to make a bit of room for turkeys when they go on sale (or at least turkey breast). We will only need three whole turkeys or about four whole breasts but I have to be able to put them somewhere and right now there's really no space to be had!
There are things we just plain need to use up and free the space. There are 12 quart jars of chicken broth, for instance. That takes up a bit of space. There's a big bag of bread slices and end pieces. I can use those for something. There are dibs and dabs and odds and ends, all saved for good reason and now's the time to use them up.
I plan to use my freezer to pretty much make our meals. Of course, I'll be using some fresh produce along the way, some dairy and eggs, but the bulk of the meals can most certainly be made with foods that are in the freezer. I have a handful of pantry items that have just or are just about to expire that I've set aside to use in this challenge, too, but the bulk of my pantry items don't expire anytime in the next year, so I'll just hang on to those.
Any savings I make this month will be put to good use: restocking those low areas of the pantry, replenishing canned goods and baking supplies.
Anyone care to join me? And if you feel you need to make it a pantry challenge too, just go right ahead and say so!