I list the contents of my freezer and post the list on the fridge door. Helps me in meal planning to use what I've already bought - I waste less food this way and save money. I tend to be an out-of-sight-out-of-mind person so seeing a list helps me not 'lose' stuff in the freezer!
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I make a menu for the upcoming week. Take inventory of pantry, freezer, etc., add any ingredient needed to itemized list. I usually shop at one store,so I have grocery list divided by isle, and note on list if I have a coupon. I stay exclusively to my list unless the store is offering specials.
I buy milk in gallons, then freeze. You have to pour a bit off the top so the containers don't burst, but just use a pitcher. When I am going to need a new milk, I just take out of freezer, put in fridge, it will thaw in a day or two. Use as usually would.
freezing food helps us to eat a little lessand I use less space in the freezer.Having an extra freezer helps to do this.
I cook up a large batch of vege's usually rice and put it in a large freezer bag.I then flatten the bag so the vege's(rice) is a thin layer,that way I can break off just the right amount that I need and it takes up less room in the freezer.
If you eat a lot meat, there is a good way to save money on it. Buy an entire pig or cow. It does cost an extreme amount of money to buy, but it lasts about a year and in the end you actually save a large amount of money because you don't need to buy meat for that entire year.
Just know you need a large freezer!
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