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What did you save in your freezer?

Asked by wundayatta (58349 points ) September 27th, 2010

Right now, there’s some red curry paste that’s been there for years. Even if thawed, it wouldn’t be paste any more. There was some purple cabbage in there for more than a year. Turkey and goose bones. I don’t want to think about it.

The item that stands forth in my memory the most is our wedding cake. We took it out after a year, really looking forward to eating it. Boy! Were we disappointed! It was all freezer burned and yuck! It had been a good cake, too, not just your ordinary wedding cake.

Years later I put another cake in the freezer—one that was very, very rich and complicated. It, too, stayed there more than a year, but I had wrapped it in enough plastic wrap that it was still ok!

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erichw1504's avatar

We have had homemade turkey meatballs in our freezer for almost a year now.

AmWiser's avatar

Embarrassing to admit: Chicken wings, cheese, chili…sealed in food saver bags, marked 10/2008.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

My freezer’s contents have never been remotely interesting. The parents’, however, is a whole other story. Having been raised in the depression, they loved to bargain-hunt. At some point, they purchased a separate full-sized freezer and put it in the basement.

Dad started doing business with a Morton frozen foods company. He’d come home with cartons of TV dinners, pot pies and sticky buns. He was also a bird hunter, so there were always pheasant and quail in there. Mom, on the other hand, was a bird-watcher. Whenever a bird flew into the sliding glass doors in the basement and die, she’d put it a baggie and store it in the freezer until she had the opportunity to deliver it to her ornithologist professor friend.

When I went back home in April, I made helped her clear out a couple of the freezer’s shelves. There was food in there from when my sister passed away five years ago. Thank goodness Mom is really good about putting labels with dates on items.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Nothing in my freezer is extremely old, because I don’t freeze much. I put things in there that I can buy at especially low prices. Right now, I’ve stocked up on a particular brand of hot dogs, because they were only $1 a pack. There’s ice cream and some frozen chicken. That’s all I can think of at the moment.

Frenchfry's avatar

I have fish in the clean and deboned in a freezer bag from a fishing trip from last year. I have two year old Swanson pie pies. How long do they last in the freezer and also chicken? I bought some chicken legs last year that got shove in the back and never used. It has been a year. Still good?

downtide's avatar

I don’t think there’s anything in my freezer that’s more than two months old. With four adults and a large dog in the house, everything gets eaten soon enough.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Some green deer and coyote pelts I haven’t had time to finish tanning yet.

crisw's avatar

I had a Cooper’s hawk in the freezer once. It flew into a window at the camp where I worked and broke its neck.

YARNLADY's avatar

I usually save several containers of Turkey soup and as much turkey stew as I can fit in there after Thanksgiving. We often use the last of the soup by Halloween the following year.

Jude's avatar

Petrified French Fries.

SamIAm's avatar

cool brisket with potatoes, onions and carrots, dumplings, lots of veggies, rice, ground turkey, ice, morning start stuff, ohama chicken and twice baked potatoes, hot dogs, ground beef, tomato sauce, edamame, vodka, ravioli… my freezer is always stocked (and usually super organized, but not right now!!).

iamthemob's avatar

human head.

Deja_vu's avatar

Bell peppers, soybeans, peas, charsu bou, chicken breast, sirlion, pork loin, Mahi Mahi,shumai, Morningstar sausage patties (I know, I have all this meat and fake meat, but I like thoughs), homemade curry base, some naan and an Amy’s pizza. I cook alot, it’s nice to have the meats handy. Also bell peppers freeze extremely well if choped and de-seeded

Aster's avatar

I had my daughter’s miscarried child in a sandwich baggie for a few days.
It looked like a big walnut; not human or anything. She wanted me to freeze it then she put it in a local lake three days later.
Please don’t act horrified like we did something bad. She was not that upset about the incident. Her life has been such a tornado that this was not that big of a deal to her. And it was in 1988.

Frenchfry's avatar

@Aster Why would you do that? Do give it a proper buriel or some ritual or something?

Aster's avatar

She asked me to put it in the freezer then soon she took it to the lake by herself and probably prayed before she threw it into the water. It was her’s not mine so I let her do what she wanted to do. She wasn’t attached to it.
Years later something similar happened to her in the Dollar Store on the way to my father’s funeral so she was simply late getting there and missed the entire service.

wundayatta's avatar

@Aster You probably don’t know the answer to this question. I wonder why she wanted to freeze it if it wasn’t that big of a deal for her.

Anyway, it’s a very interesting story, and if there were a prize for intriguing answers, you’d get it on this question, as far as I’m concerned.

Aster's avatar

By “that big of a deal” I meant she didn’t act the way many would expect: crying hysterically, etc. She cared just enough to want to think over what she wanted to do with it but didn’t inform me. Then after a day or two she said she put it in the lake. You must consider we’re not talking about a mainstream person. She is very “out there” and doesn’t think like we do.

Nullo's avatar

I used to save light sticks, adhering to the lore that freezing them restores or prolongs their luminescence. After a while I realized that this was not so, and started using them as drink coolers instead.

Coloma's avatar

A frozen flying squirrel. To prove they exist in my area to the unbelievers. lol

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