Tuesday, October 13, 2009

UH-OH

We just got back from the western Hill Country, out Utopia way. Doesn't a trip to Utopia sound like the best way to celebrate years of love?

As we drove the farm road home, we cataloged things to do--catch up after days away from internet and phones and tv, download and process pictures, watch football (Denny's idea), pet the cats.

What we did was CLEAN THE FREEZER and COOK EVERYTHING THAT USED TO BE FROZEN. PLUS (but wait, there's more) CLEAR OUT THE FREEZER IN THE GARAGE.


<----In line for cooking.


You might be wondering, a household of two people and three cats needs a 25 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer inside AND a garage overflow fridge/freezer?

That thought occurs to us too. But then I wonder where other people put their summer watermelons and winter bushels of grapefruits and their year-round Texas-hospitality-sized cache of beer?

This morning our refrigerators hold gallons of home-made chicken soup (carcasses + stock + breasts and $30 of formerly-frozen vegetables), three grilled fish lunches/dinners, a hunk of smoked brisket (cooked before freezing, thankfully).

That list doesn't include last night's consolation-prize consumption--Raspberry-Chipotle Grilled Salmon with Broccoli, Tomato, Spring Onion and Feta Salad (drizzled with aged balsamic and locally-made olive oil). And the second half of a bottle of Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005, which still tasted good--dark cherry and plum with a pleasing undertone of earth and toast--after four days in the fridge.


Chicken soup for breakfast anyone?

4 comments :

phd in yogurtry said...

The fridge pictured, where is the freezer unit on that one? It looks like 100% refrigerator.

We've got a standard kitchen fridge/freezer(on top) plus a stand alone freezer.

Would really like to have the garage fridge for "year-round Texas-hospitality-sized cache of beer?" (love the way you phrased that!) but we manage by keeping a handful of beers in the fridge plus a stash of ice in the freezer.

Beer can be iced down in 7 minutes. Did you know that? LOL

Kathleen Scott said...

No really? 7 minutes? That's good to know in case we have overflow.

The kitchen freezer is the shiny closed drawer at the bottom of the picture--pictured closed to spare everyone the sight of the red, brown and green gooey ooze in the bottom.

Ms. Moon said...

We have the refrigerator/freezer in the house plus the chest freezer in the garage PLUS a bait/beer refrigerator in the garage.
Yes. A bait and beer refrigerator.
I think this may make us rednecks.

Paula Behnken said...

We finally got a garage freezer last year, and really enjoyed it over the winter. I put just about everything in there (no beer). There's nothing like getting out a couple of roasting ears or some local peaches in the dead of winter.

As for your concoctions, have you heard of garbage pizza, meat laugh or Paula's (Kathleen's, Mary Lou's, etc.)Famous Casserole? All share the same humble beginnings.