Get Started: Freezer Inventory
One of the biggest challenges in once a month cooking can be keeping track of all those delicious meals that you’ve made and stored away in your freezer! Whether you use a deep freezer tucked away in the basement, or a side-by-side in your kitchen, it can be a daunting task trying to remember what all you’ve made, how many meals you have left, etc., etc. Lucky for us, our Once a Month Mom fearless leader Tricia developed a Freezer Inventory Worksheet to help keep track of all those freezer meals and other frozen items you’re hoarding away!
The most important thing to remember is that you don’t want your hard work (and money) to go to waste by having to throw away frozen food that has gone bad. By using the worksheet, you can highlight items that need to be used sooner than others, and also keep track of other freezer staples, like frozen vegetables, bread, and desserts.
This worksheet is also helpful if you’re storing away more meals than usual, especially if you’re expecting a baby, preparing for a medical procedure, or any other particularly busy time when you won’t be cooking as much as usual. No more digging through those freezer bins, trying to count up what you have, or play a guessing game with how many frozen veggies or sides you need to buy on your next trip to the grocery store!
We’d love to hear how our OAMM readers keep track of their freezer stash. Do you have any tips or tricks you’d like to share?
(And yes, we have a post coming in the Get Started Series SOON on how long you can keep those freezer meals around.)