This is the after photo of my upstairs freezer:
Now I have to admit there doesn't look like a lot in there, but as per the list there is a lot in there:
I tend to store all my bread downstairs. Also a basket in the freezer of wedding cake, which consists of three quarters of the second tier of the cake and the whole of the top tier. I am taking a piece of the second tier to her when I see her next as it does nneed to be eaten up.
I also buy the 10kg bags of flour and store it in the freezer as it lasts a lot longer. Just put the bag in a garbage bag to keep it dry. Seeing what I have in the freezer is a big help with my menu planning and on Wednesday I pulled out a ham bone and boiled it to make a stock for ham and bean soup. I need to make up some meals for when I have my hand operated on.
As I have 12 bananas in the freezer I can see some Pineapple Banana bread in the near future!!!
I also read a book this week called "Stand The Storm," by Breena Clarke
Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses operate a tailor's shop and laundry, is supposed to be a "promised land" for former slaves but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people.
The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses wage their daily battles-as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist escaped slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they strive to love each other enough-is what propels STAND THE STORM and makes the novel's tragic denouement so devastating.
If you like the books from Oprah's Book Club, you'll love this one. I personally found it a little confusing at times, but overall the basic story kept you wanting to know what was going to happen next. I found the dreadful treatment of slaves back in the mid 1800's just plain horrible, they were treat just like animals. You had to admire how strong they were. Will say there is a twist in the book that I didn't anticipate. It is well worth the read though.
A reminder I will be drawing the name for the blog giveaway, later today, so you do still have a chance to enter if you haven't already.