As part of my menu planning project, it was apparent that my deep freezer chest needed a major organizing overhaul. It was a jumbled mess!
After reading this blog post by Amy Bayliss at Cajun Joie de Vivre, Creative Organization: Organize Foods in the Deep Freezer w/ Printables, I was inspired to clean out and organize my deep freeze using the method Amy Bayliss discusses.
I made my tags….
I removed everything from my freezer and sorted everything by category into reusable shopping bags. I used the insulated, cooler bags for all of my meat products to help preserve product in case of a short power outage.
It is amazing how easy it is to find items now that everything is categorized and tagged!
I reserved the basket for items that we use frequently, i.e. deli meat for lunches, individually frozen snacks (never know when you will need a chocolate chip cookie!!)
Fortunately, I was already in the habit of labeling everything so I already had half the battle won.
This will definitely make menu planning each week much easier, as well as, pulling out what I need for tomorrow’s dinner the night before.
Would love to hear your best menu planning tips and tricks…