Wednesday, December 29, 2010
We have been thinking about purchasing a deep/chest freezer sometime in the near future. I would love to have extra freezer space to stock up on good deals when things are on sale. Also, I would like to freeze extra meals when I make them for the nights I don't have as much time to cook. I have been really good about making double meals for things that freeze well - for example, when I make lasagna I usually make three bread loaf size pans, instead of a 9 by 13 pan since it is just Adam and I eating it. Or when I make a ziti bake, I make two square 8 by 8 pans instead of one big one. These meals have been wonderful to have in the freezer for the nights I work because Adam can stick them in the oven and dinner is ready when I get home. Currently I don't have much freezer space to stock pile at all, or really just to keep the regular freezer items (like my ice cream maker insert, very important, right?). We have refrigerator with a freezer on the bottom and it is pretty small. So I need to feedback from all of you. Should I go with a 5 cubic foot freezer or the 7 cubic foot freezer? What do you love about having extra freezer space? What do you use it for the most? What are your favorite freezer friendly meals? Please share!