Yesterday was National Frozen Foods day! Who knew?
So let’s talk (frozen) turkey.
My freezer is suffering from a multiple personality disorder: the dieter’s healthy food supplier, the teenager’s snack food source, and the grown man’s Costco purchase storage unit. Actually, we have two freezers. Which is a good thing because that Costco stuff takes up a lot of space!
Once upon a time I would put home-baked treats in the freezer, thinking that would keep me from eating them. Wrong. I actually now prefer lemon bars and white chocolate chip brownies frozen! And I would get into the huge tub of rock-solid cookie dough and dig with a knife until my wrist hurt to pry up a chunk to appease the craving monster. (Of course I gave that up when the product was recalled due to E. Coli because idiots like me were eating it without cooking it first.)
Now I try to stock the freezer with some healthy go-to options for myself. And when I reach for them I have gotten good at wearing blinders to ignore the many convenience foods waiting for my teen. Not to mention his frozen miniature Milky Way bars. Straight for the frozen leftovers or chicken breasts. No stopping for Super Pretzels and heat & serve rolls. No, no, no. And there are a few items I just don’t buy for the freezer anymore. Like diet dinners. Making meals myself is actually healthier and tastier and allows me to stay on my eating plan more easily. And there is no ice cream in there! Maybe when the warm weather rolls around I will buy a flavor I don’t like so that my son isn’t deprived. But in the past my husband and I often ate it before our son got a lick!
The strangest thing that ever took up residence in my freezer was the home pregnancy test from my first son. I don’t know what I was thinking when I put it in there. Maybe that the pee on the stick would freeze, keeping the lines from vanishing. Did I really want to save that thing? Did I really want a peed upon object in with my foods? Maybe I can blame it on hormones. Regardless, you will be happy to know that I eventually threw it away and did not repeat that silliness with pregnancy number two.
What about you? Can you keep treats in your freezer and not eat them? Do you have it stocked with healthy foods? Or pregnancy test sticks?