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just5morepeas Fri 23-Jun-17 13:14:18

So I got back from taking my daughter to school this morning to find that my partner had left the freezer open and it'd been open since yesterday tea time. shock angry

So now that I've cleaned the freezer and got rid of some things (including a manky bag of sprouts from xmas) I need to restock.

I always like to have in peas, cod for my fussy eater daughter, cook from frozen sausages for my son (he'll turn into a sausage one day I'm sure), and for some reason puff pastry which I hardly ever use but always have in . . .

What are your freezer essentials?

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 23-Jun-17 13:17:53

Spinach
Green beans
Chips
Plain fish fillets of some sort and salmon
Chicken thighs
Mince
Pork chops
Some type of roasting/slow cooking joint
Pizza
Fishfingers/nuggets for quick junky tea.

I always have far more than than from stocking up on offers, plus homemade things I've frozen but that's my basics list

OhTheRoses Fri 23-Jun-17 13:26:32

Not much really:

Oven chips
Peas
Ice cream
Loaf
Milk
Batch cooked frozen 1/2
Any meat or fridge approaching sell by date from fridge.
Any meat or fish bought reduced.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 23-Jun-17 13:30:03

Chopped onion
Peas
Fish fingers
Pizza bases
Chips

SAMlady Fri 23-Jun-17 13:38:08

Fish
Chips
Peas
Pizza
Chicken breast
Ice cream

RandomUsernameHere Fri 23-Jun-17 13:38:38

Peas
Prawns
Bread
Milk
Ice cubes
Ice cream
Anything that was approaching expiry date that I hadn't used in time

That's it, but we don't have a massive freezer so not space for much else.

DramaAlpaca Fri 23-Jun-17 13:42:26

OP, check your household contents insurance, you might be covered for this - we were when it happened to us.

The essentials I can think of off the top of my head:
Frozen vegetables
Pizzas
Chips & waffles
Ice cream
Fishfingers
Mince, chicken, chops that I buy in bulk & freeze

Mummyoftwo91 Fri 23-Jun-17 13:43:36

Cook from frozen chicken breasts and sausages
Quorn mince and chicken style pieces
Sweet corn
Peas
Milk
Bread

dun1urkin Fri 23-Jun-17 19:15:10

We have two freezers for a two person household so might be a bit unusual... but:

Chopped onions
Garlic
Chillies
Soffrito
Peas
Bread
Fish
Rice
Raspberries

Batch cooked and portioned:
Soup
Chilli
Bolognaise

Plus:
Bacon
Pies
Cheese
Various meat
(All bought in bulk from our favourite suppliers and frozen in portions)

And usually some ice cream and a pizza

That covers a nice stock in our house grin

Chewbecca Sat 24-Jun-17 18:48:42

Not an awful lot:
Chicken breasts
Salmon fillets
Steak

Peas
Broad beans
Oven chips

I like to keep one ready meal from Cook in there for emergencies too

Emergency loaf of bread

Vanilla ice cream

Ice cubes!

Everything else is frozen homemade leftovers, currently just a portion of chilli con carne and Yorkshire puddings.

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sun 25-Jun-17 12:39:59

We don't have a huge freezer but we do try to keep in the following:

Peas
Green beans
Salmon fillets
Chips
Fish fingers
Blueberries (we like blueberry pancakes)
Berries of some sort (for milkshakes)
Quorn
Sausages
Mini magnum type ice lollies

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sun 25-Jun-17 12:41:43

Almost forgot, prawns, stir fry veg and egg fried rice!

AtleastitsnotMonday Sun 25-Jun-17 13:49:10

Petit pois
Butternut squash (ready diced so easy!)
Fish fingers
Cod fillets
Some form of quorn
Ice cream, sorbet and frozen yoghurt
Puff pastry
Pita bread
Oven chips and croquet potatoes
Random leftover ingredients and batch cooked dishes

grasspigeons Sun 25-Jun-17 13:52:35

Peas, sweetcorn, broccoli, stir fry veg pack, chopped garlic, chopped chilli
Fish fingers
Quorn chicken pieces
Mash
Ice cream

UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Sun 25-Jun-17 13:55:55

Ice cubes. I can't bear room temperature water in this weather. They are also essential for G&T. grin
Frozen Peas
Chopped herbs (garlic, coriander etc)
Chopped onions
Bolognese mixture (cooked in bulk the frozen in 2-person portions)
Vegan sausages for ds
Chicken pieces
Grated cheese

Our freezer is currently full of stuff and needs a good sort out.

ChainingDaisy Sun 25-Jun-17 13:59:08

Peas, fish fingers and ice cream...

RoseVase2010 Sun 25-Jun-17 14:09:01

Peas
Potato waffles (much to DH's disgust😂)
Part baked baguettes
Ravioli
Meat: We buy in bulk from a small holder and a local farmer so take stuff when it's back from the abattoir as it's not 'off the shelf available' if that's makes sense.
A pizza

user1493861080 Sun 25-Jun-17 20:18:52

Fresh frozen herbs from the garden....absolutely brilliant. Must confess I do get coriander frozen from the supermarket though lol

chocolatespiders Sun 25-Jun-17 20:23:06

Frozen fruit
Frozen peas
Fish fingers
Chips
Chicken
Quorn
Mixed veg ( I like it mixed in pasta )
Ice pops.
Ice creams
Normally a few bags of homemade spaghetti bol from a batch Cook

spiney Sun 25-Jun-17 20:29:15

Ice cream
Berries

Bread
Butter

Spinach
Peas
Soya Beans

Prawns
Chicken thighs
Sausages

Chips

Pastry

Bagged up gravy leftover from roasts to eat with sausages

Breezy1985 Sun 25-Jun-17 20:29:58

Peas
Mixed veg
Chips
Garlic bread
Pizza
Fish fingers
Waffles
Ice cream and lollies
Yorkshire puds
Chicken breast
Left over spag bol and lasagne
Reduced meat
Mince that was bought fresh
Steak bakes

totorosfluffytummy Sun 25-Jun-17 20:56:35

Peas
Cauliflower
Green beans
Herbs & Garlic
Fish fingers
Linda McCartney Sausages

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 26-Jun-17 18:21:33

Ours is under-used.
Pretty much always have:
peas
sweetcorn
edamame
ice cubes
blueberries
Quorn mince
ginger
I also keep nuts in there, so generally have flaked almonds and pine kernels

Try to have:
portions of rice with vege for lazy meals for dd2, along with either some Quorn nuggets or Southern style burgers, or some sort of chicken burger
a small loaf
chips

ohtheholidays Tue 27-Jun-17 22:45:05

Peas
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Sliced peppers
Oven chips
Berries
Burgers
Salmon
Cod
Mince
Bacon
Lorne sausages
Sausages
Hash browns
2 loaves of bread
Ice cubes
Ice lollies
Ice cream

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