Let me be clear that I use the term Freezer Feasting only because it is alliterative and sounds awesome when I scream it to George, and not because it represents in any sort of broad reality what this little game actually is. In short, this is something G and I try to do maybe once every six weeks or so. We take stock of whatever oddities are in our cupboards and freezer and try to build a weeklong menu with it, with the intent, of course, of completely avoiding the grocery store (and the cash that goes with it) that week. More often than not we end up with maybe three or four meals, but there have been a few celebratory occasions when we pulled off seven days. Thank you, thank you. I'm humbled at your applause.
Let me also be clear that I'm not talking about discovering the ingredients for, like, chicken florentine here. (I don't even know what that is, so it'd be hard for me to discover it regardless.) Usually it's something likkkkkke, frozen vegetarian "chik'n" sandwiches served on slightly stale English muffins and sprinkled lovingly with ancient parmesan cheese. That was an actual dinner, friends. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's gross, sometime's it's downright funny...but no matter what, it's always cheap.
We've had our fair share of pesto pasta (with whatever nuts are hanging around the baking shelf - tres chic), plenty of crock pots full of mixed meats and beans, and more "grab bags of frozen dumplings than there are counties in the U.N." (This is a direct quote from George, who just cited raviolis, pierogis, and wontons as examples.)
Who's hungry? Ha!
Anyway, Freezer Feasting not only allows us to horde up that weeks' grocery budget, it also keeps our cupboards and freezer pretty clean and really cuts down on food waste. What's not to like? Uhhh, except that parm on the top of the chicken. That was kinda weird.
What weird odds and ends meals have you concocted? I want the good, the bad, and the ugly!