Our family buys a lot of our whole foods in bulk.
Which, of course, means I have to do something with all that “extra” food so it doesn’t go to waste before we can use it.
I love to can and preserve, but not everything fits in a jar. 🙂
A few years ago, it became quite apparent to my husband that we were quickly outgrowing our small side-by-side fridge and freezer combo. At that time, I wasn’t really the culprit, since I wasn’t buying in bulk back then. It was all my husband’s fault, since he was over taking the freezer space with all his meat. Not that I’m complaining, my dear. Bring on the beef! 🙂
The solution to our little “problem” (which was actually a good kind of “problem”) was to buy an extra freezer. We opted for an upright freezer, since neither of us particularly liked the idea of bending over to dig around in a chest freezer.
In recent years, I’ve become a bulk foods fanatic and am so thankful for that extra freezer in our garage. It is truly a useful tool for storing our bulk foods. Many “extras” are safe in the pantry, but I prefer the freshness the freezer provides. (Weevils don’t do well in frigid temperatures.) 🙂
Here’s what I’ve tucked into our freezer lately:
12 gallons of raw, fresh goat’s milk
loaves of organic, sprouted wheat bread
loaves of gluten-free bread
millet grain (purchased in a 25-pound bag from Azure Standard)
tomatoes (these are so easy to freeze!)
Do you freeze “extra” foods? Do you have an “extra” freezer?
Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.