to ask what you keep in your freezer?

(130 Posts)
CakePops Wed 10-Oct-12 17:57:24

Watched a Gordon Ramsey programme where he said he kept sliced frozen bagels in his freezer, so he's always got a quick brunch.

This had never occurred to me so I wondered what other freezer tricks I am missing out on.

To kick things off these are normally to be found lurking in my freezer:

Frozen veg (fast food for the dc when I can't be bothered to cook)

Fishfingers (See above)

Pizza base - Made in batch. And frozen for a quick pizza when I can't be bothered to cook (I see a theme emerging ...)

Banana bread, flapjacks etc - made in batch for after school snack.

Ice - For alcohol.

Frozen onions - For when I can be bothered to cook but not cry.

What do you keep in yours?

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Wed 10-Oct-12 18:11:56

Dead mice.

MardyBra Wed 10-Oct-12 18:12:41

grin at Jenai

Oh and OP, try keeping the onions in the fridge, they seem to make me cry much much less that if they're kept out.

OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 10-Oct-12 18:13:13

Hi there
We have moved this thread to food
My top tip?
Freeze semiskimmed milk in ice cubes so that you've got enough for a cuppa (the hot water helps defrost it) if you've run out and can't be arsed get to the shop

FredFredGeorge Wed 10-Oct-12 18:14:00

YABU to have "Frozen Onions" and "Frozen Veg" in your freezer and not "Frozen Fish Fingers" "Frozen Ice" "Frozen Banana Bread" etc. The Frozen is already evident from the fact it's in the freezer.

(now I've found a reason...)

Ice Cream, Chocolate (to go with the ice cream), Peas and left overs is all that's in ours.

CelineMcBean Wed 10-Oct-12 18:15:05

The first Mr McBean.

And my cashmere.

Many weight watchers meals <despair>
gish fingers, frozen batch cooking fro children,
salmon fillets for cat

frozon blood worm and brineshrimp for the fish. Oh and ice cubes and chillis.

currently....
frozen meals (toad in the hole, curry, lasagne, macaroni cheese for when i cant be bothered to cook them properly)
lots of oven chips/potatoes/hash browns
frozen veg
nuggets
fish fingers
frozen pizzas
ice cream
pretty much the whole of iceland grin but still struggle finding something for dinner for us all hmm

Inneedofbrandy Wed 10-Oct-12 18:17:03

Oh I have my random bag of leftover meatballs and hotdogs. I make a mean pasta bake when thats full up!

ShutTheFrontDoor Wed 10-Oct-12 18:17:40

i froze bananas and they went black so i threw them away. should i have saved them?
bluecarrot why do you freeze your grated cheese on an open tray first?

I always had this great idea to try reducing down spare wine and storing it in ice-cube trays so that I could just pop one in a bolognese or casserole if we didn't have any wine handy. Only somehow we never seem to have any spare wine to try it with.

CelineMcBean Wed 10-Oct-12 18:18:39

Spare wine is a myth. Fact.

MeFour Wed 10-Oct-12 18:20:02

I have more than one freezer
One has rabbits, chickens, pigeon breasts and half a pig at the moment
The other has all the other usual stuff, lots or prepared meals.

Frontpaw Wed 10-Oct-12 18:21:15

Meat meat and more meat
Chicken bits and pieces
Fish
Loads of bananas
Ice lollies
Veggie haggis
Bottle of water for icing injuries
Edame beans
Something in a tupperware dish that may or may not be lasagne, but I must have been comfident that I'd remember what it was when it went in there (I am not)
Something in a pour n store bag which may be vegetable stock, or soup, or white wine for risottos, or wee. I'm not sure.

GreatGooglyMoogly Wed 10-Oct-12 18:27:00

Veg
Fish fingers
Chips
Yorkshire puddings
Garlic bread/ dough balls
Pizza
Raw Meat, Chicken, Fish
Bread
Ice cream

CakePops Wed 10-Oct-12 18:38:26

Thanks Olivia, moving it to Food will kill the thread for sure grin

Wheresmypopcorn Wed 10-Oct-12 18:39:17

Froze herbs - brilliant! Never thought of that.
I have frozen pizza (so we can have for Friday night instead of takeaways)
Baby food (homemade tomato sauce)
Frozen seafood
Homemade Chilli (to defrost)
I have never frozen bread - always seems a bit funny to me - how long would it take to defrost?

CakePops Wed 10-Oct-12 18:39:21

Why owe anyone freeze cheese?

Frontpaw Wed 10-Oct-12 18:40:56

Because the suoermarkets do rediculously large packs on BOGOF and even I can't eat them all! Its fine for sauces.

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Wed 10-Oct-12 18:42:44

Freezer in kitchen:
Tubes of yoghurts
Big tub of strawberry yoghurt
Parsley, Mint, Rosemary and Tarragon
Pastry
Chips
Sweetcorn, peas, broad beans, cauli, broccoli, onions, baby brussel sprouts
Sausages x 4 packs
Meatballs
2 tubs of left over spag bol sauce

Freezer in garage:
Icelollies
Fish fingers
Lemon sole goujons
Duck x 2
Duck breast strips x 2
Bacon x 4 packs
Burgers x 2 packs
Pork fillet
Part baked baguettes x 2 packs
Bag of small pizza bases

I need to re-organise and move everything from the outside freezer into the kitchen freezer as my fil has a thing for the Sainsburys reduced counter and see's it as his mission to find as many outstandingly cheap but good quality purchases for me, and I've got to take my freezer box round there on Saturday grin

CakePops Wed 10-Oct-12 18:49:48

Bliecarrot - Freezing reduced pancakes - love it.
How well does chocolate freeze and how on earth di you eat it? Frozen?

Englishgirl - How do you make your pasta bakes from leftovers. I want to do that!

Why did I never think of freezing small portions of milk?

FredFredGeorge Wed 10-Oct-12 18:58:59

Yes I eat my chocolate frozen - it's just a cold and harder sort of chocolate really... not much else different. I like it with ice cream, just buy decent vanilla and use chocolate or cake for flavouring.

VerySmallSqueak Wed 10-Oct-12 19:05:16

Jenai do you have snakes or something?

I used to keep day old chicks,pigeons,and rabbits, in a freezer in the garage years ago for the ferrets.

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CakePops Wed 10-Oct-12 19:21:09

Thanks Fred. Good tip.

I knew moving to Food would kill this thread <<sigh>>

CakePops Wed 10-Oct-12 19:25:10

Am I right in thinking you can only defrost milk by leaving it on the side? So if I suddenly realised I had used the last of the milk, I would have to wait for it to defrost?

Still useful though, esp at night for the morning.

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