Monday, May 10, 2010

Freezer Cooking

All of this great food is the result of 2 different days of freezer cooking! The idea of doing one big day of cooking and then just being able to pull things out of the freezer to eat after a long day sounded so good to me.  I'm going to try doing this for the next couple of months and see how it goes.  My first round went great!  This is what I made:

Day 1:

  • Made Homemade Crescent Rolls (about 25ish)-enough for about 3 meals in my house

  • Cooked 2lbs of dry pinto beans in the crockpot all day.  Used most of it to make refried beans for bean and cheese burritos and the rest I divided up into the three tubberware bowls for different recipes that call for canned beans.

  • Put together 16 bean and cheese burritos-enough for 3-4 meals

Day 2:

  • Cooked about 4 1/2 lbs of hamburger meat

With the meat I made:
  • 2 Meals of Taco Pasta (one we ate tonight, the other I put in a disposable baking pan and froze.  I will just add some shredded cheese on top and heat in oven when ready to eat it.)  This meal, by the way, is scrumptious!!  One of our new favorites!

  • 2 Meals of Sloppy Joes (cooked meat and mixed with ketchup, mustard, etc and put each in freezer bag so all I have to do is thaw, heat, and put on buns)
  • Also froze about a pound of meat in freezer bag for spaghetti one night.
  • Baked 4 chicken breasts
With chicken I made:

  • 2 Meals of Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas (I put one in fridge for tomorrow and 1 in disposable baking pan in freezer so all I will need to do is add shredded cheese and heat in oven).
I was very tired both days after making all of this stuff but I think it will be worth it. I will get to throw something in the oven and play with my kids instead of trying to cook dinner and we will have a lot less dishes to wash too! :)

Let me know if you decide to do something like this too!


  1. I have really got to get my act together and do this. I used to do it some, but got out of the habit.

    A few weeks ago, I had stuff going on 4 nights out of 5.......needless to say, every night that week was "help yourself" night!

    Found you on cafeMom- I'm your newest follower!

  2. Thank you so much! We are glad to have you!!