Monday, February 9, 2009

Clean out the Freezer Challenge - Week 3

Finally, after all of the cold, snowy weather here in Upstate NY, a February thaw! Thursday it was in the 50's!!! Love it!
Tuesday, I happened to look out in our back yard and catch a Pileated Woodpecker, hammering the heck out of our neighbor's oak tree! I couldn't get very close as I didn't want to scare it away. The picture above was taken from my window.
After three weeks of my "Clean out the Freezer Challenge", I finally feel that I'm at the point where I can actually buy some new freezer items on grocery day. Yippee! I am still trying to use up some "old" items that have been in there a while, but otherwise things look pretty good!
Sunday - Spaghetti and Meatballs. Green Salad.
Monday - Spiral Ham slices - leftover from Christmas. Yes, it was in the freezer. It was delicious...why do I always wait until Christmas to bake a ham???? Anyway...with the ham we had baked sweet potatoes, and whole green beans. Yum.
Tuesday - Chicken tenderloins marinated in Balsamic Vinegar, brown rice, green beans.
Wednesday - Price Chopper Rotisserie Chicken, roasted garlic red-skinned potatoes, green salad.
Thursday - Pizza night. Walmart cheese pizza for my husband and daughter...they were'nt impressed. Gluten-Free Kinnikinnick frozen pizza shell, brushed with olive oil, garlic and Italian seasoning, topped with mozzarella and grape tomatoes. These pizza shells aren't the greatest, they are really flaky, more like foccacia and burn very easily so you really have to watch them...they come in a package of four shells...I now have one left.
Friday - Breakfast for Dinner. Scrambled eggs, bacon, blueberries. Toast for family. Little frozen GF bread loaf from our last trip to Outback Steakhouse. Yum.
Saturday - Valentine's Day. Outback Steakhouse. It was PACKED...but they didn't dissapoint!!! :)
Used from the freezer:
10 frozen meatballs (still have a lot left!)
1 bag frozen green beans
6 chicken tenderloins
1 package chicken nuggets
1/2 package french fries
1/2 bag frozen corn
1 container of Edy's Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
1 Kinnikinnick pizza shell
Since my freezer is pretty well cleaned out...this will probably be the last week of my challenge! Have a great week!

1 comment:

Linda said...

I'm jealous! We moved to this neighborhood 4 years ago. There are several pileated woodpeckers in the area. I hear them every morning as I walk the dogs, but I never see them. I've also tried looking without the dogs. I know they are pileated woodpeckers because they are so loud, and one of my kids saw one. I'm happy for you!