Friday, February 17, 2012
This is NOT my favorite chore.
It seems amazingly insensitive to complain about caring for our stash of frozen food... That being said, I want to show you something. We are blessed to have a large chest freezer. I LOVE my freezer all except for one characteristic it has. It has to be defrosted, manually, from time to time. I generally get around to it about twice a year. Today was the day. I gathered up lots of blankets to wrap the food in so it wouldn't thaw out while I defrosted and cleaned out the freezer. I took everything out and discarded a few things that had gotten too old. I try not to let that happen, but sometimes it does anyway. I placed a fan in the freezer to circulate the air so the ice would melt more rapidly, and then I had to remove all of the water and wipe out the interior. There! It was all done and I placed all of the items back into the freezer.
As I did that, I made a note of everything it contains on my white board that is hanging beside it:
If you actually click on the picture, you can see exactly what we have in there.
I still prefer a chest freezer over an upright that can defrost itself. Those are very handy, but they can't hold as much, and the food will not keep as long.