…of our new chest freezer!
Yes, despite our renter’s fear of “what if this couch/bookcase/kayak/chest freezer doesn’t fit in our next place?”, we bit the bullet and bought a small chest freezer this year, just in time for berry, cherry, and buttload-of-leafy-greens season. It’s tucked into the garage, nicely fitting between the shelving that holds canned goods, canning jars & supplies, and the bins that hold ice climbing & camping gear. My we are eclectic aren’t we?
After three seasons of trying to pack an entire season’s harvest into my tiny little freezer (obnoxiously containing a HUGE ice machine, that takes up tons of room yet we never use), it is beyond thrilling to actually have space in my kitchen freezer, and to have room to store extra berries, vegetables, meat and flour in the ‘auxillary’ freezer.
For those of you who may be in the market, the one we got was a GE 7.0 cubic foot model – with free delivery and installation by Home Depot no less. Considering the amount of in-season goodies I am planning on packing away, this will pay for itself in short order. Yay!
Congratulations! “Eat well Locally in the North” = “Own Biggest Possible Freezer” as far as I’m concerned.
Got here via FB and the (very tasty sounding) pumpkin soup. Apologize for tooting my own horn, but feel so strongly I’ll go ahead and say that for those whom you persuade, there are freezer shopping and maintenance tips at http://leslieland.com/2009/01/a-love-letter-to-the-freezer-with-choosing-and-care-tips.
All best from another corner of the Hudson Valley.