I have decided to give freezing a month’s worth of meals a try after reading up on the subject on Money Saving Mom and Life as Mom.
When I read what they were up to it got me to thinking about the time one of my best friends told me about cooking up a double batch of seasoned ground beef and freezing it for other recipes. I also remembered how awesome it was to come home from work and find half the work already done setting in my freezer! (Thanks Lis!)
When I combined this with the idea of all the money I could save by using up items in my freezer and cupboard as well as buying some items in bulk, I was sold on the idea. Not to mention the convenience of taking pics for the entire day would give me a boat load of cooking blog posts for future use.
So, I have been pouring over my recipes and thinking about the essentials around here trying to come up with a game plan. I have been testing a few things to make sure we like them before committing to them for our month of meals.
I think I have settled on the following list of items to freeze up for convenience sake.
Best. Chicken. Ever. – I plan to make up bags of raw chicken in the marinade for convenience grilling.
Brown Bag Burritos – Oh. My. Word. These are so yummy and soooo convenient straight out of the freezer!
My Awesome Meatloaf – I plan to mix it up and freeze it uncooked in loaves. (Recipe to come after FREEZE-O-RAMA)
My Mom’s Oven “Fried” Chicken – This is an experiment with my mom’s recipe. Never been frozen before, so we’ll see how it goes.
My Lasagna in a Pot – Love this recipe. (Recipe to come after FREEZE-O-RAMA)
Creamy Asparagus Casserole- A new Gooseberry Patch recipe 🙂
Chopped Red Bell Peppers. Speaking of Red Bell Peppers…
I am preparing my grocery list and organizing my coupons tonight. Shopping is tomorrow night after church and then Saturday is FREEZE-O-RAMA!
Keep your fingers crossed for me 😉
I just realized that our Church Directory picture appointment is that evening, so let’s hope I survive the day’s activities!
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I can't wait to hear how it goes! You know I LOVE to save money!
Cris Goode says
Well shopping trip 1 is down and I am still on budget. My hope is to make a month's worth of meals in this paycheck's grocery money and save BIG TIME next paycheck . 🙂