Why do I need to keep a permanent marker beside the freezer? The same reason everyone does. My memory is nowhere near as awesome as I think it is. At the beginning of each season, when our menu starts to change, I am reminded that I really, really need to organize the freezer. Cold pasta salads and fish tacos are being replaced by slow cooker chicken and soup. The summer heat is cooling and I need to figure out what's in my freezer.