Did you know that the one thing that I have never bought myself is a good freezer? Sure, I went all out on the house appliances with our new house, gas range, lovely fridge, fabulous dishwasher, but when we moved into our house I still had the small little apartment sized freezer that was given to me around a decade ago.
When the opportunity came up to be a Frigidaire® test drive Mom and receive a brand new, gorgeous classic slate freezer, can you guess how fast I applied? Speed of light, folks, the speed of light.
The only problem is, I can’t get a good picture of her since she’s in my garage, that’s my storage place for my freezers since we have a nice large garage.
I was so darn excited to start using that freezer. A freezer is the most important thing I use for food storage and I can’t believe that this is my first new freezer, ever.
When my family came over for Christmas, we women got into the holobchi making (cabbage rolls) and put my new freezer to the test!
Here’s the thing with cabbage rolls; if you are making one batch, you may as well make multiple batches, freeze them on a sheet and then package them up for later meals. Holobchi can be a really pain the tush to make. We Ukrainian women don’t like to spend our entire lives making perogies (another food that you freeze on sheets as well) and holobchi. You spend one day making them, freeze them and then have a freezer full of deliciousness just waiting for your dinner for months on end.
You get together all of your ingredients and then you literally start a prep line. Take a leaf, fill it, roll it, tuck it and freeze it.
For the first time that I can remember, I now had a freezer that I didn’t have to worry about the trays tipping in. Before, with my chest freezer, you would have to rearrange everything in it to be a flat surface. Have you ever tried this? It’s like Tetris with frozen food, which sounds like fun but truly isn’t.
Just look at these shelves. I had more space that I needed to freeze holobchi. These are the last of the batches because of course, it always pops into my mind at the very last-minute that this is perfect to write about.
Yes, we make our Holobchi large and in charge as well. My holobchi is a meal sometimes, not a side dish!
Now, the reason that this freezer was perfect for my flash freezing needs is their totally cool SpaceWise® Organization System, which meant that I could customize the storage so that I had plain shelves to freeze food on trays while other parts held the food that I had in storage already.
You guys, after years of chest freezers and digging up to my elbows in frozen food every time I wanted something for dinner, I am never, ever going back.
A huge thank you to Frigidaire® for picking me to test drive (and keep!) this amazing freezer!
So, has anyone else made the (what I consider life-changing) switch from a chest freezer to a standing one? They are SO roomy nowadays! Gah. Why did I torture myself so long?
Happy Friday everyone! What are your plans for the weekend?
“Disclosure: I am part of the Frigidaire® Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”