Here we are with 3 days until The Move. OMG 3 days, 72 hours that’s not long at all. This week I got serious about The Move, the boxes are piling up, the cleaning frenzy continues and I started one of my favourite food games, Freezer Roulette. At the mere mention of Freezer Roulette Braai Boy rolls his eyes and inwardly sighs because he knows what’s coming, good job he has been away all week really isn’t it?
Before I go on I need to point out that my lovely Nanna has influenced my freezer habit. Nanna always used to say ‘waste not want not’, you never threw food away, if you could freeze it you did. If there were vegetables on the turn you made lentil soup, bones left from a roast were boiled up for stock, nothing was ever wasted. The chest freezer in her and Gramps garage was always full to bursting, after all you never knew when you would have visitors. The family would joke that she could feed an entire Battalion with the contents of the freezer (don’t even get me started on the tins and jars). So, like Nanna I freeze left overs, and I mean even the smallest portion, telling myself I will bulk it up with veg or something or other. Unlike Nanna I do not label anything that goes in the freezer.
This week I started playing Freezer Roulette. Its all about choosing a container from the freezer, looking at the contents and guessing what it is, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. On Monday I thought I had defrosted savoury mince and mashed potato it turned out to be gravy and bread sauce. Tuesdays leek and potato soup was actually cheese sauce which I ate like soup anyway as I was hungry, I am sure in Switzerland cheese soup is a thing, isn’t it? Wednesday wasn’t too bad, what I was thought bolognaise turned out to be chilli, it went well with pasta. Yesterday I didn’t want any surprises so I opted for fish fingers, chips and peas (finished off all the packs, yes!). Well, it saved the kids having them today, I never thought I’d say this but I think the kids may be getting fed up with chips.
The kids have had chips and peas with most meals this week. Come on people, peas and potatoes are vegetables, so it’s two of their 5 a day. The Kids have also been eating a lot of ice lollies, despite the awful weather I have told them it is a lovely summer holiday treat to have an ice lolly every single day. They are fruit flavoured lollies so we’re now up to three of their 5 a day, mama winning right there and I was just clearing the freezer.
You’ll be pleased to hear that as of lunch time today, I defrosted the last plastic container and it turned out to be a random vegetable soup, there is only a tub of ice-cream left in the freezer. Tomorrow is the Mess Summer Party which I am very, very much looking forward to, mostly because I will eat a normal meal which hopefully doesn’t involve chips and peas.