I told you I’ve been working on my freezer challenge. I’m trying as hard as I can to use up things in my freezer. Since Kramer, my husband, passed away, I don’t feel the need to have two freezers running anymore. I also don’t want to end up with a freezer full of items that are freezer burned..so, It’s time to use it all up.
I was pretty sneaky when the kids were home at Christmas time. We planned to have fajitas. I went to the freezer to see what I could use up. There was a pack of round steak-perfect. There were two chicken breast-perfect. We’ll have combination fajitas. Perfect. Okay…what else. Hmm. I was feeding a bunch. I needed more meat. Look. There was a beef heart. I thought maybe I could sneak it by them. The spices would maybe disguise the “heart” taste. Hmm. Did I dare? YES I DID!! I am taking this freezer challenge seriously.
But how would I hide that I was using that. Here’s what I did. As fast as I could when no one was around I chopped up the beef heart. Then equally as fast I sliced up the round steak and chicken. I left them on top.
In another pan I fried up two packages of chorizo (I find this at Wal-mart and highly recommend it) I hardly spice fajitas anymore as the chorizo has the spice we need. The chorizo is really reddish colored so as soon as that was cooked, I added it to the other meat. Anyone looking into the pan wouldn’t see the different coloring of the beef heart. (Aren’t I tricky??)
I added a partial package of shrimp too….I’m working so hard on my challenge!! The more things out the better!!
No one said a thing about the meat. I was told it was tasty. I just smiled. So moral of the story, if you are eating here during this freezer challenge, all bets are off….I can’t guarantee what you’ll be eating. I did throw out the liver though. I like liver but only about four times a year…we had tons as other people knew we’d eat liver and gave theirs, after they butchered, to us.
To balance off my hiding of the liver I did treat them all to a new recipe, Peach Upside Down Cake. It was good.
I belong to a Facebook Group called Recipes Amish and more. I like the group and have gotten several recipes there. I think the recipes are a little more “down home” in style without fancy ingredients.
The minute I saw this recipe posted, I knew I’d make it. I could use up a bag of frozen peaches from the freezer.
I doubled it and make it in a cake pan. It was yummy and I got good reviews over it.
So that’s the update on the freezer challenge. A bog reader sent me a recipe for a blueberry pound cake. I’ll be trying that soon.