Saturday, February 25, 2012

It's "That" Time of The Year, Again, Food Inventory

Pre-Passover food inventory time.  The good news is that we hardly buy anything.  The bad news  is that however much we're saving, it won't be enough to cover Passover expenses.

Here's the freezer, already emptying out.  I didn't need to buy chicken this week.  I won't buy any until I've cooked all I have.

You may have noticed that I don't have manufactured "frozen food," nor do I have frozen vegetables.  Everything is natural and fresh in my house.

This is the only freezer we have.  We don't have a separate one.  This fridge's freezer is the largest I've ever had, too, and it stays colder than all of the others.  I don't have to defrost it.  Even the one it replaced needed defrosting, something some of you may not have ever even have done.  I sure don't miss that chore.

Any tips?


Hadassa said...

I sort, and in the process usually find similar, or even identical, items which I consolidate. Then I plan meals. I start clearing out the freezer and cabinets early. I end up buying one last bag of pasta when many people are trying to figure out what to do with all of their hametz.

Batya said...

There are things, like lentils and rice I got in quantity that we'll never finish on time, but it's not chametz and can be sold/stored. Being an empty nest means that most food goes very slowly here.

I like the fact that we're saving money by not shopping. The Pesach food is expensive enough.