Freezer Clean-Out

The holidays were great because I was able to bake and send treats to some friends and family. I am not going to tell you how much flour, butter, and sugar came and went and eventually ended up across the country. This is partially because I did not count it. But also because the amount of unsalted butter I purchase from HEB is unsettling.

Before the holidays, when baking for just me and my hubster, things would end up in the freezer. I could not eat all of the baked goods in time. Or perhaps I made sauce for two meals but did not have noodles for two meals. Because of many “let’s freeze this” moments over the past two months, my freezer has become the COOLEST club in Austin. There’s no room in there, y’all. As a result, I have started cleaning out the freezer by using these items and rando veggies, etc. so I can inevitably do this all over again in a few months. 🙂

I have posted a few meals using leftover or frozen ingredients below. While I am a talker, these pictures have the leftover/frozen elements written on them. So, I’ll let the pictures do the talking for the most part. I did include links when I thought you’d find them helpful.

Brunch

Veggie Soup

This was served with a sourdough pretzel because a) they are delicious b) they were taking up freezer space and c) THERE ARE NO RULES.

Two-Ingredient Tostada

If you haven’t made two ingredient dough, you should. This is how we use it the most but it is also good as pretzels, garlic bread, naan, etc.

Chicken Stock

Souper cubes are life. If you do not have one, they are worth it. There’s 1/2 cup and cup measurements and the frozen soups/sauces/etc pop right out! I do not get paid when you click that link because I am not in this for the benjamins. 🙂

Cauliflower Gnocchi with Pesto

The pesto was from Farmhouse Delivery. While I have made my own pesto, they make a damn good one and I did not want to waste a drop (so I froze it).

Thank you for reading! I have a group of snail mail packages headed to some unsuspecting peeps. I will share those treasures next week when they are received/consumed.

XO,

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