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Freezer Cooking Day: The End

Posted By Jessica Fisher On December 3, 2009 @ 12:00 am In Freezer Cooking,Home Management,Joyful Womanhood,Meal Planning,Time Management | 17 Comments

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Hanging it up for the night

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 [5], 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 [6].) Here’s the low-down on what I/we prepped in the last two days:

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FishBoy mixing up cocoa mix. Always make sure the bag is sealed. (Ask me how I know.)

Breakfasts and Breads
hot cocoa mix [8]
granola – come back later tonight for Ultimate Recipe Swap – new festive granola recipe
biscuit mix saved it for another day

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shredded beef taquitos

Main Dishes and Sides
shredded beef [10] and gravy
shredded beef tamales will happen later in the Christmas season
shredded beef taquitos
beef ragu – stay tuned for recipe later
meatballs
taco meat
macaroni and cheese [11]
roast turkey
turkey enchilada casserole [12]
turkey pot pie [13]
pinto beans [14] - due to poor planning this didn’t happen
red sauce [15]
mashed potatoes – experimented w/ this. I’ll report later if it worked.

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the makings of Slab Apple Pies [17]

Snacks and Sweets
Chocolate Mint-Mountain Top Cookies [18]
Annie Hall’s Butter Cookies from Susan Branch
Snowball Cookies [19] We’ll definitely do cookies this month, just not today
Slab Apple Pies [17] - 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 [6]‘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.


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[5] I aimed a little higher than humanly possible: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/11/december-freezer-cooking-daze.html

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[11] macaroni and cheese: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/01/recipe-swap-comfort-food.html

[12] turkey enchilada casserole: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/03/urs-hot-and-spicy.html

[13] turkey pot pie: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/09/ultimate-recipe-swap-favorite-fall.html

[14] pinto beans: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/04/homemade-pintos.html

[15] red sauce: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/03/urs-pasta.html

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[17] Slab Apple Pies: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/11/slab-apple-pie-perfect-for-fall-perfect.html

[18] Chocolate Mint-Mountain Top Cookies: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/07/cookies-cookies-virtual-exchange-and.html

[19] Snowball Cookies: http://www.chsugar.com/recipes/recipedisplay.asp?RecipeId=Sn6192002123706

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