You know you’ve asked yourself that same question when you’ve opened your freezer. We only have an apartment sized freezer, plus the one on top of our fridge, but I still manage to lose track of what I’ve put in there. Six months or more later, I pull out badly freezer burned _______________ (insert food item here). With my foray into big cooks (check out previous post here), I wanted to make sure that I kept track of what was in my freezer so I could be a good steward of the resources God has given me.
To keep track, I created a printable for a Freezer Inventory. Freezer Inventory (feel free to print off the Word document and customize for your own purposes) I then took the page to Staples and had it hard laminated (hard laminated uses the 10 mil thickness, rather than the 3 or 5 mil thickness. It doesn’t really bend, unlike the other two)
My plan is to write what I put into the freezer after each shopping trip and to erase what I use after each meal. Hopefully this means that I don’t run out of bread or leave meals that I’ve made only to go bad. That’s the idea, but we’ll see how it goes! The final tally:
I also took two of my meal plan templates to be laminated. Laminating two allows me to rotate them so I can plan two weeks at a time, without having to waste paper and ink printing one each week.
I printed the templates from theprojectgirl.com. Click here for free printable.
I’ll keep you updated on how the tracking goes. Thanks for dropping in!