Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cleaning Out the Freezer and Ode to My Foodsaver

Spent most of yesterday cleaning out our two freezers. I think Someone's been hearing my grumblings about eating elk for every meal, because in the last two weeks we've been given ground beef (yep real beef, not ground venison or elk) and various cuts of pork from other people's freezer cleanouts. And this last round we had no place in the freezer to put it, so I figured it was time to clean out the real old stuff from the freezers and figure out why we couldn't fit even a jug of ice cream in. It was a cold day, but got it done, and here's the one freezer. What is that??? A shelf with nothing on it??? Unbelievable! We are cooking up very old elk/moose/buffalo/deer/antelope meat and sausage that is crazy freezer burnt for the dog a little at a time, so I actually had to put some of the old stuff back in on that bottom shelf. Defrosting packs of jerky cut meat plus some old roasts to be cut into jerky, so that will get done in the next day or two.

Now, the Ode to My Foodsaver (and last night's dinner):

Foodsaver, foodsaver, You amazing machine.
You made edible 7 year old beans of green.
8 year old elk steaks were delicious too,
Not all freezer burnt and covered with frosty goo.
And the 2 year old peach pie filling was also yummy--
Quickly devoured into every child's tummy.
Thanks for the food found at the freezer's back
That we could still eat thanks to how well you pack.

Okay, cheesy, I know, but the food packed in my foodsaver kept way better than the food packed by the butcher in the white paper. Just my observations . . .

Now, it's a beautiful day here so I'm going outside to do some yardwork! Have a great weekend! :)


Sharla said...

Wow, our freezer is currently empty, and is pretty much always empty! And I love your ode, it is actually really good. Hey, what are you up to Monday morning? I have to take my older two to the dentist and would rather not take the younger two, if you know what I mean.

Jeannetta said...

I LOVE MY FOODSAVER! Your Ode to the Foodsaver is perfect, you should send it to them, maybe they'll pay you for it :D

Melonie said...

I'm with Jeannetta - I bet they'd get a kick out of that!

Could be a great commercial.... a family cleaning out the freezer and Mom reciting the Ode to the Foodsaver while the kids are gobbling down a peach pie. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love my Foodsaver too! I particularly like it for sealing food in jars for the pantry. I have 4 year old brown sugar that is as perfect as the day I sealed it.:)


Brittany Ann said...

I understand your ode. I, too, own a foodsaver, and I adore it. It enables me to shop at Costco for meat and not worry about it freezerburning.

theotherryan said...

We love the food saver also. Wifey gets those big pork loins and we cut them into manageable (there is just 2 of us)chunks then food saver them. Do the same with ground turkey.