I have fallen in love with freezer cooking! Whether it’s a quick recipe that means mixing together a sauce and freezing it in a bag with a particular cut/type of meat or a more complex recipe that has me chopping veggies, boiling sauce, browning ground beef, etc. it’s all worth it. I spend one really busy day and have numerous entrees to show for it!
I started today with 4 entrees in my freezer (I have a “standing” freezer so I can afford to freeze quite a few entrees!) and added 11 more entrees today. I also put together another recipe that was supposed to be a freezer meal but we plan on making it for Sunday dinner after church tomorrow so it’s currently marinating in the fridge. I also put up two meals worth of twice baked potatoes – they were baked once, the insides scooped out to make the filling, the filling put back in and the tatoes frozen, waiting their second baking.
The link below contains most of the meals I cooked today – I used recipes from a couple of other sources as well. The ONLY one I didn’t use from the blog was the BBQ. The chicken pot pie recipe is time-consuming but so worth it – I have three full-sized homemade chicken pot pies in my freezer!
Let’s face it – anything that makes life easier is worth investing our time in. I put in a total of six hours today and got 11 entrees plus two side dishes put up. From here, it’s a simple matter of taking something out of the freezer in the evening and either getting in the crockpot the next day, grilling it, or baking it. In other words, I have dinner already started for the next two weeks! Believe me, life just got a whole lot easier!