This is my freezer. My freezer is small. My freezer does a lot of work. It’s not just for fish sticks and chicken nuggets (in fact, you will find neither in there). It stores bread, berries, butter… but most importantly, it stores all the meat I could ever need.
I’ve talked many a time about the importance of a well-stocked freezer. Although it costs a bit upfront, it pays off in the long run, so if you are a college student just beg your mom to take you to Costco. When you tell her it’s not for pizza or frozen taquitos, I’m sure she’ll be thrilled. Speaking of moms, mine gets all the credit for teaching me to buy in bulk. It’s saved me a lot of money and time, and it’s so nice to have ingredients I need on hand at all times. Thanks, Mom!
Here are the usual culprits, all from Costco: USDA Choice steak, 90/10 ground beef, and boneless, skinless chicken breasts. You’ll notice the “use by” dates on the meat were for about a month ago. Don’t be alarmed- I took most of the photos for this post during my last restocking session, about a month ago. Usually I have salmon in my freezer, too, but I get that for free from my dad so it wouldn’t really “count” in this post.
Since I originally took some of these photos I have discovered Costco’s bone in, skin on chicken thighs, so I’ll be including those, too. They come in gigantic packs like the chicken breasts. This is what they look like:
First, let’s figure out how much we’ve spent. When I say meals, I’m talking about meals for two people. Remember: ignore the use by dates as I took these photos a month ago. Alrighty?
Six 2-packs of chicken thighs (12 total, at least 6 meals):
Six 2-packs of chicken breasts (12 total, at least 6 meals):
About six GIANT USDA Choice steaks (about 4 meals):
Six pounds of ground beef (at least 6 meals):