OH the tales my freezer can tell… in addition to containers of soups I’ve made (Ch w and w/o matzo balls, ‘Minestrone,’ and Red Lentil w Lemon), there are other home-cooked items such as pork chops and chicken thighs + plenty of restaurant leftovers. I know for sure there’s lamb tagine w couscous, carrots, and dried fruit from Sami’s, plus some lamb w cumin from Sichuan Cottage, pizza from Rosie’s and Talula’s, and…and…I know there’s more. That’s part of the fun of eating out of the freezer, which I’m now doing almost every other week, as I’m trying to only go to the grocery store every 2 weeks. Hard/weird for one person, but I’ve learned to buy double of almost everything, and I generally stick to a healthy diet, so it’s a ton of produce + family packs of chicken and pork (hence the cooked meat in the freezer).
One of the few packaged staples I keep in the house are the Trader Joe’s veg dumplings + their cilantro/chicken ones. Easy to throw a few of those in to some of my soup or even to make ‘fake’ soup with a container of veg or chicken broth + spices + greens.