They say that if you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it everytime. And while we both know that I aimed a little higher than humanly possible, it was good to dream a big dream for this freezer cooking day. In the interests of my family’s comfort and my sanity, I called it quits at 3:30 this afternoon, opting out of preparing several dishes. If I lived alone, I’d have plowed on through.
But, if I lived alone, I wouldn’t need these huge quantities of food.
I’m happy with what I did accomplish. And you can rest easy that SuperWoman does not live at my house. (I think she’s over here.) Here’s the low-down on what I/we prepped in the last two days:
Breakfasts and Breads
hot cocoa mix
granola – come back later tonight for Ultimate Recipe Swap – new festive granola recipe
biscuit mix saved it for another day
Main Dishes and Sides
shredded beef and gravy
shredded beef tamales will happen later in the Christmas season
shredded beef taquitos
beef ragu – stay tuned for recipe later
macaroni and cheese
turkey enchilada casserole
turkey pot pie
pinto beans - due to poor planning this didn’t happen
mashed potatoes – experimented w/ this. I’ll report later if it worked.
Snacks and Sweets
Chocolate Mint-Mountain Top Cookies Annie Hall’s Butter Cookies from Susan Branch Snowball Cookies We’ll definitely do cookies this month, just not today
Slab Apple Pies - these are so easy, especially with machines to do the work…. apple peeler/corer/slicer for the filling, food processor for the crust and topping
How did you do? Share it with us! And don’t forget to pop over to MoneySavingMom‘s tonight to see what all she cooked up and to share your progress in her link-up.
If you’re skeptical about all this freezer cooking, I’d love to know why. Maybe we can help. See ya in the comments.