I've learned how to use the freezer!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jaysee, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Well, after having to throw out a lot of food from the freezer recently, I looked into things and it turns out I wasn't freezing the food properly. So, I'm happy to announce that at 31 years old, I've finally learned how to manage the freezer. Turns out there's more to it than just cramming everything in and closing the door :)
  2. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Everyone clap slow for Jaysee :p
  3. toosie

    toosieFishlore VIPMember

    There is a lot of freezer mismanagement in the world these days. It's almost at epidemic proportions! At least in my house. ;) Do you put dates on any of the foods you freeze?

    Hmmmm, now if we could only get you growing a garden...... Do you think your landlord would mind if you tilled up their entire back yard? hehehehe
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012
  4. OP

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I forgot to get a sharpie to date the stuff... tomorrow.

    Yes, the entire property is gravel :) I would like to get a topsy turvy tomato plant for the balcony
  5. GemstonePony

    GemstonePonyWell Known MemberMember

    Congratulations Jaysee! An excellent skill to have.. and you're considering *gasp* growing plants? Our evil plan is working!
  6. toosie

    toosieFishlore VIPMember

    It's a start! :D You could get one of those rectangle planters for the balcony and grow some radish and lettuce in it, or maybe a little spinach! Spinach you can freeze, lettuce... not so much.
  7. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning JaySee,

    Along with the date, be sure to write what the item is on the package.

    Are you DoomsDay Prepping? lol

  8. Lupinus

    LupinusValued MemberMember

    *golf clap*

    Well done.

    Oh and the topsy turvy thing? Cheaper and better option is to cut a hole in the bottom of a five gallon bucket. Bonus points if its a five gallon with a lid.
  9. angelfish220

    angelfish220Well Known MemberMember

    hip hip hooray for Jaysee!!
    Does anyone get into canning... that's where its really at! I love going into the basement looking at all my cans and knowing that I have the means to survive a zombie apocalypse :;nin
  10. LyndaB

    LyndaBFishlore LegendMember

    oh............ my............. god.................

    Remember that little conversation we had yesterday, you, time, new girlfriend...... yep, I'm sticking by that observation. :rolleyes:
  11. Dino

    DinoFishlore VIPMember

    And thus, another key element falls into place for The Big Picture!
  12. Meeps83

    Meeps83Well Known MemberMember

    The topsy turvy things are horrible. I tried a tomato one and a jalapeno one last year and because you put so many plants in it and stuff it with soil, it takes A LOT of water. Something cheap and easy and no maintenance is onions. You just get a bulb and put it in shallow if you want green onions, deep if you want the bulb.
  13. OP

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    hey, throwing out food is like burning money...
  14. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Don't buy what you can't eat? Get a dog?
  15. OP

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I didn't throw out leftovers - I threw out fish (flounder, drum, striped bass [which is illegal to purchase]), steaks (strips, t-bones, ribeyes), pork loin, etc - things I didn't get a chance to eat yet.

    And lyndaB - are you suggesting that managing food is a woman's job? ;)
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012
  16. lorabell

    lorabellWell Known MemberMember

    LOL...u should have cooked it all and invited EVERYONE!!!!!!
  17. OP

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Yes, come one come all for the freezer burn barbeque!!
  18. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    Topsy turvy things don't work. Finally, biology info is useful! Plants use a variety of ethics to get nutrients, which require the plant to grow upright. The nutrients and water don't just "fall down" into the plants because it's upside down. Also, plants are phototropic, meaning they grow towards the light, and are anti-gravitropic, meaning they grow away from the direction that gravity points (which is down). So basically, the plant has to use more energy to turn its leaves around, energy that is not going towards growth or fruits.

    At any rate, I like barbecues...
  19. ploopy

    ploopyValued MemberMember

    I learned to put the oldest stuff in the baskets on the top and keep rotating it when I put more in.
  20. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    I'm coming to your house for dinner. Yummy. Steak please. So how did you learn to use the freezer anyway?