I hate to admit it but I am pretty terrible at managing my freezer.
I'd love to sit here and tell all y'all that every fall I go halvsies on a hog and that I only buy meat on sale and then transfer it into freezer paper wrapped parcels that are properly labeled with date and contents, but I'd be lying,
Even more than usual.
This is what my freezer really looks like: lots of Market Basket brand tortellini (dinner in 8 minutes) and Market Basket brand frozen vegetables ($.99 a pound, baby) and name brand veggie burgers (but only because Market Basket doesn't have their own house brand veggie burgers, yet) and half loaves of bread I buy at Market Basket.
Doesn't it all just look so inspiring?
The other night I needed to supplement an especially meager dinner --canned soup and a skimpy salad--so I pulled that pathetic loaf of bread out of the freezer.
It is truly remarkable what some good olive oil, kosher salt and a rub of garlic will do to frozen bread when it spends some time on a hot grill pan....
It was gone so fast that I could barely salvage two slices to photograph.
Hell, you can squint an almost imagine that I am the cook I pretend to be in the newspaper.