Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-19-2012, 06:41 PM   #61
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amethyst View Post
[attempt to] label,* ...

*We have tried every system known to man, to keep labels on food in the deep-freeze. But we still end up with mystery packages sometimes.
Zip lock bag with description and date written directly on the bag with permanent marker has never failed us.
__________________

__________________
Retired in 2013 at age 33. Keeping busy reading, blogging, relaxing, gaming, and enjoying the outdoors with my wife and 3 kids (5, 11, and 12).
FUEGO is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #62
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,852
Quote:
Originally Posted by FUEGO View Post
Zip lock bag with description and date written directly on the bag with permanent marker has never failed us.
But then you can't wash and re-use the bag! In the interests of LBYM, I just embrace the mystery - - it adds a little spice to life.
__________________

__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #63
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by FUEGO

Zip lock bag with description and date written directly on the bag with permanent marker has never failed us.
And yet again, I am thinking of bringing you here for some training classes for DH!
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 07:37 PM   #64
Administrator
Gumby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,137
Quote:
Originally Posted by FUEGO View Post
Zip lock bag with description and date written directly on the bag with permanent marker has never failed us.
We also buy the larger packages of meats/chicken on sale and freeze them. Our system is to separate the meat into meal portions (e.g. -- one chicken breast);wrap with plastic wrap; weigh on the digital scale; then wrap with aluminium foil and write identity, weight and date on the outside of the foil with a Sharpie.
__________________
Living an analog life in the Digital Age.
Gumby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 07:40 PM   #65
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
grasshopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,670
Having a 1 hour drive to town for provisions, we both go together every two weeks. We may pass 6 vehicles going in the opposite direction in 50 miles, half would be Border Patrol. Not the place where MS G would like to get a flat tire or have truck trouble, 30 miles without any cell signal. We take one or two 150 quart coolers. The freezer in the barn has paid for itself and electricity we save by filling water jugs and freezing them.

We spend the trip between talking, NPR, or Bloomberg, on Sirius radio, all the other stations are spanish, and once I get past cerveza por favor, and vamonos I am done. I only time shopping really bothers me is when we have folks over for food. Ms G than has a shopping list 3 times the size that we usually have. Once home Ms G has put away duty, me I am humping coolers and bags to the house for us. Thing is we could go 2 months without shopping for items we have stored in the barn, just wouldn't have any fresh veggies or fruit.
__________________
For me experiences are not good or bad, just different
grasshopper is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 07:51 PM   #66
Full time employment: Posting here.
sailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Atlanta suburbs
Posts: 881
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
But then you can't wash and re-use the bag!
Why not?
We just cross the old name and date and write the new one.
I probably have few zip lock bags in the freezer used three times.
__________________
sailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #67
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
And yet again, I am thinking of bringing you here for some training classes for DH!
uh oh, am I getting Don in trouble again?
__________________
Retired in 2013 at age 33. Keeping busy reading, blogging, relaxing, gaming, and enjoying the outdoors with my wife and 3 kids (5, 11, and 12).
FUEGO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:12 PM   #68
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7,526
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
But then you can't wash and re-use the bag! In the interests of LBYM, I just embrace the mystery - - it adds a little spice to life.
Then you end up with tortillas stuffed with spaghetti sauce and seasoned taco beef on your pasta. Not that this is the reason DW is on board with labeling bags of frozen food now...
__________________
Retired in 2013 at age 33. Keeping busy reading, blogging, relaxing, gaming, and enjoying the outdoors with my wife and 3 kids (5, 11, and 12).
FUEGO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:14 PM   #69
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 702
My son does the Cosco and Sam's club trips and I do the grocery shopping at the local supermarket.
__________________

__________________
FreeAtLast is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
grocery shopping, hunting, men, women


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:30 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.