I’m a sucker for berry bargains. We, on LifesLemons, know this. So when cousin Taylor and I hit the grocery store to roam around like twenty-something girls do on a late weeknight, I couldn’t resist buying three trays of twelve for just eighteen dollars. Which is less than half of half-price. I returned to the store early this morning for five more, to share at work, and again tonight, for six more. Again…to share at work. Only four trays are expected to stay in my possession, but here’s the thing- my freezer’s full.
It’s about 5 percent ice cubes, 10 percent animal proteins, 35 percent mystery broths and stocks and the remaining 50 percent is already frozen fruits, namely berries. Remember The Blueberry Gauntlet of 2014? Or Abracadabra Apricots? There have been several gauntlets of this nature due to irresistible prices and I can’t resist stocking up my stock. It ultimately leaves me with zero freezer space and poses a problem. Times like this require stealthy Family & Consumer Science problem solving.
I’m sort of too lazy to can them as preserves and I’d rather not dehydrate. So I’ve come up with a solution: I’ll stop hoarding them and start eating them. Or I can just check myself into therapy. There’s probably a real nice place for people like me.