I do that to avoid having old and spoiled meat to eat. My freezer only holds 1½ month worth of food.
Start with the oldest you have in there and cook that off and keep going.
I check dates on my spices twice every year and throw out the old ones.
I do since starting to visit these boards and learning about grocery exile. Sometimes, life intervenes and I don't get a meal or two prepared, so the food builds up.
I like to do it at least once every month or two.
"I hear,, "Hi honey, I've got some stuff to freeze"." -- LOL, that is too funny! My DH doesn't say that, but he brings home meat to freeze too!
Yes, I do work down my freezer stock before buying more. I need to do it again! I do major shopping every two weeks...meat usually once a month. I buy family pack sizes and separate, date and freeze. Sometimes if the local store has a sale then I will buy in between regular shopping trips--like today I bought two T-bone steaks to grill for supper, 1 package of babyback ribs and 1 small package of chicken legs--none of which I had in the freezer but requested by DH. I usually take inventory of the freezer before going shopping, so I know what I need to replenish...then rotate old to the front and new to the back!
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
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Kindness is more important than wisdom,
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