Freezer Cooking Days are Here Again!

My goodness, but February is a short month. It seems like the month just started, doesn’t it? It certainly feels like I just filled my freezer. But, truth be told, I am ready to do it again. My oldest boy is quickly approaching 13, and his appetite is growing by the hour.

I want to make sure that my children have the healthiest food that time and money allow. One way that I can pull that off is to do some freezer cooking each month. I spend a few days planning, shopping, and cooking, and then at the end of that “freezer cooking daze,” I have a wealth of preprepped meals ready to go.

I hope that you’ll join me and my friend Crystal over the next week as we host another Virtual All-Day Cooking Bash.

If you have absolutely no clue what I’m talking about, don’t worry. I’ll be back tomorrow with a more thorough explanation of freezer cooking. It’s also known as “once-a-month cooking” or bulk cooking. So maybe you have heard of it. You just forgot. Either way, I hope that giving you a day-by-day glimpse into how it happens will encourage you to try it. There are lots of ways to do; it doesn’t have to be all casseroles. And there are lots of ways to make it work for you and your family.

In a nutshell: you’re making your own convenience items and frozen foods with ingredients that you choose.

Over the next few days I’ll be sharing freezer cooking basics as well as how to tweak recipes for once-a-month-cooking. I’ll share my plan as well as how it came about. On Friday, you’ll have an opportunity to share your plan over at Money Saving Mom. Depending on how my weekend goes, I may do some cooking over Saturday and Sunday, but for the most part, I plan to cook on Monday and Tuesday. I’ll share updates as well as mishaps over those days. On Tuesday, share your progress over at Crystal’s place.

The purpose of the link-ups is to share successes and failures and to learn from one another. Plus, you may discover a fun blog in the process. You can also sign up and follow along on our Facebook Event page. And we’ll be tweeting using the #oamc hashtag.

I hope you’ll join us — either vicariously or in real life — as we endeavor to feed our families frugal and wholesome home-cooked meals.

Got a question about freezer cooking? Please ask!

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  1. I love the comment about your almost 13 year old. I used to tell people when my boys started eating off the regular menu…I started eating off the kiddie menu. Growing boys are hard to fill up, but it can be done!

  2. Yippee – I love your “Once a month cooking days”. I haven’t enough room for once a month cooking in the freeze so I do cooking for two weeks in one day.

  3. So much fun!! I’m still stocked from my January cooking daze, so I’ll be reading along, wishing you success along the way!!

  4. I’m so glad your going to go in depth on the process! I want to learn to freezer cook so bad but I don’t know where to begin. I can’t wait to read your posts.

  5. Believe it or not, I still have stuff from the December OAMC in my freezer. It sure seems like I’m not even eating it but I am! I have not bought any meat other than roast chicken since then. I have a busy weekend ahead of me but I will definitely be squeezing in at least a couple recipes for OAMC this month.

  6. We used to love making our own frozen pizza and various soups when we did this. Our pizza was way better than storebought and when we made a dozen or so at once (at first, big ones; later, individual sizes because it was just the two of us then and we liked different things) it was so easy and awesome!

  7. I will be saving a lot of recipes. We are moving the end of March and I will have to refill our freezer so what a better time to OAMC.

  8. I am traveling for 2weeks and leaving my two teenage boys with my husband. I would love advise and look forward to having great meals that will be easy for any one of them to make when I am gone

  9. I’m so glad you guys tag-team for this “project”…I heart OAMC :)

  10. I’d really like to do this. I feel like I have to learn how. But I have a friend who has encouraged me to try it. Hubby and I will soon be starting the South Beach diet, so I’m hoping to combine the two.

  11. I just posted on my blog about participating and what I’m cooking! Can’t wait!

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