This week, I have been busy stocking my freezer with meals. I was inspired to better utilize my freezer over the fridge, after watching Jess's video about how you can freezer cook without a deep freeze. Jess's tips are great for getting your feet wet in freezer cooking.
Baked Ziti (It was pretty easy because I just doubled the recipe when I was making it for dinner one night.)
Honey Baked Pizza Dough (makes 4 crusts)
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
3 pounds of browned beef (divided into one pound bags)
3 portions of cooked chicken breast (for three separate meals)
Shredded Mozzarella (We shredded it, divided it into 2 cup portions, and put the small bags of cheese into a large freezer bag.)
Breakfast Sandwiches (This is a super easy breakfast for hubby. These cook in the toaster oven for about 20 minutes. This makes enough for two work weeks.)
Still Left to Make:
No Bake Energy Bites (x 3) I keep making these, but they are eaten so quickly. I may need to hide some in the freezer.
Other items in my freezer:
Organic Cherries and Berries for smoothies (bought on clearance)
Frozen Bananas (for smoothies)
1 pack cooked black beans (cooked in CP)
1 organic can grape juice
1 can limeade
2 loaves of store-bought bread bought on clearance (used for toast)
2 loaves of sprouted,organic bread, on clearance (my treat- for toast. I love it toasted and then topped with mashed avocado, with a dash of salt and pepper)
Do you freezer cook? I would love to hear your tips!
Helpful Freezer Inspiration Links:
The Happy Housewife's Bulk Cooking Videos She inspired me to make a whole chicken in the crock pot and to make my own chicken stock. Great inspiration here!
Stocking the Freezer @ Annie's Eats
Space,Time,and Money Saving Freezer Tips
Erin's Freezer Meals
Tammy's Freezer Tips
This post is linked to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays.