One of my New Year's Resolutions is to empty my freezer!
There are so many items in the freezer that I push aside to add more items and think,
"I must use these one day soon!".
I must admit I am not a proponent of frozen foods. I do not like to freeze beef at all.
Usually, I will defrost ground beef and end up throwing it out.
However, I do freeze many other items such as tomato paste, lemon and orange zests,
egg whites, pesto, homemade applesauce and ba-NANNY bread for my grandchildren!
I am having friends over for dinner this week and am thinking I will serve Carmine's
Rigatoni (a family favorite ,found in February, 2012 post). I have the sausage frozen,
as well as the proscuitto and homemade chicken stock. I also have egg whites frozen so they will make a wonderful pavlova for dessert! Today I stopped at the food store and purchased fresh
broccoli (for the rigatoni), ricotta salata for the antipasto, a bit more pecorino romano for
the pasta and fresh strawberries for a compote for the pavlova. ( I always have roasted
peppers in my freezer, plus olives and artichoke hearts so throwing together an antipasto is
My dinner is almost complete!