The first printable that caught my attention on the simply101.com website was the was a “Freezer Inventory” worksheet. Realizing that I have no idea what is in my freezer (or fridge), I thought taking inventory of my fridge and freezer could be my first step. I used the worksheet on simply101.com for my inspiration, but created my own version in excel. Here is a link to my printable: Freezer & Fridge Inventory.
My printable includes six categories of food including (1) Main Dishes, (2) Meat and Seafood, (3) Veggies / Side Dishes, (4) Breakfast Items, (5) Desserts and Snacks, and (6) Misc Items. Every two weeks (before I make my meal plan), I will take a quick Freezer & Fridge Inventory using my printable. I will document the food item, location (I have two freezers), whether I need more, and what meal I could make out of that food item. If I need more, I will add that item to my grocery list (see a post coming soon). If I can use up that item in a meal, I will make sure to plan that meal for my next meal cycle. This is how I will keep my food from sitting in my freezer for weeks, months, or (oh my) years!
While taking inventory of my freezer and fridge, I realized that I needed a clip board. I remembered that I pinned a crafty clipboard that I will make (post coming soon).
Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878045918/