This is a re-run from July for this week's Works for Me Wednesday. I have found this tool to be one of my most useful when it comes to shopping, meal planning and just flat out knowing what is in my freezer. I hope it works for you, too! For more great hints, check out this week's Works for Me Wedenesday at We are THAT family!
I'm like most of you reading this, I have the need for a second freezer to keep up with my family's ever growing appetite. The problem is, half the time I forget what is in the freezer; especially as new things are added to the stockpile.
I needed to come up with an easy to use way of keeping track of what I had in there. Both to keep me from buying duplicates and to keep things from going to waste. But what?
Finally it hit me. I needed a simple checklist.
I had been reading and following The 30 Day Gourmet for awhile, so I adapted one of theirs to work for me. The first set of columns uses a slash to show how many I have of an item. When I take one out to use, I make the slash into an "X" so I know it's gone. Now, there's no guessing. The checklist stays in a clear plastic pouch on the front of my freezer with a pencil attached so it's always ready to use. Problem solved!