Foraging for a package of corn in my freezer is a dangerous mission. I know it's in there somewhere....behind the freezer-burned family pack of chicken thighs (on sale for 99 cents a pound in 2006), butcher-wrapped packages of venison (a friend went deer hunting and gave us some), and an old carton of ice cream (with a yummy layer of ice crystals over the 1/2 scoop left in the bottom.)
Recently, my husband found a package of sliced ham from 2001 as he was making room for a bunch of South Beach Diet Frozen Entrees (2 for 5.00 at Albertsons). He gave me the look which said, "please tell me you've cleaned out the freezer since 2001," and although I know I have....the evidence he brandished in that moment caused me to doubt myself. When WAS the last time?? Ack!
Today's Small Thing is to free up some space in your freezer by tossing some of that petrified stuff that you know needs to go. For me, it will mean getting rid of some old chicken and some ham scraps from Christmas. I'd like to get rid of the duck meat in there (which I know we'll never eat) but my husband worked hard to hunt it, clean it and freeze it so I'll let it stay this time. The rotisserie chicken carcass from last week's soup can wave good-bye.
POINTS: 30 for doing a quick freezer clear-out of the old, unusable stuff
BONUS POINTS: 20 for wiping out a shelf or two
What's the oldest or grossest thing you're tossing today?