Sometimes, Cynthia, you just don’t have a choice. You don’t …

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Sometimes, Cynthia, you just don’t have a choice. You don’t have the time to make something fresh every night. So the freezer it is. Of course it depends on what’s in the freezer – my mum’s freezer is filled with soups and stews, which, all things considered, don’t really turn out that bad when you take them out of the freezer, thaw them, and recook them.

I know, i know, freezers are terrible terrible things, but when you grow up in a jungle in the middle of nowhere, 4 hours away from town, you kinda do need freezers.

Also… this is probably because I grew up in a jungle village, but the above meals don’t actually look that bad. :p Well, except the turkey.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.