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Save the Date for Freezer Cooking!

Posted By Jessica Fisher On April 24, 2010 @ 4:03 am In Freezer Cooking,Good Eats | 25 Comments

[4]Wanting to make sure that your family has healthy, home cooked meals?

Looking for some ways to avoid that stressed-out, “let’s get takeout tonight” feeling?

Wondering if you should give Freezer Cooking [5] a chance?

Freezer Cooking?! What in the world?! That sounds like quite the oxymoron. Freezer = cold, cooking = hot. Something’s missing here.

Well, it’s a practice that is also known as “bulk cooking,” “batch cooking,” once-a-month cooking,” or even “oamc.” It’s the idea of cooking several batches of your favorite recipes and storing them in your freezer to use throughout the coming month. It might sound overwhelming, but it can be as easy and as quick as simply making a double batch of tonight’s dinner and freezing half for another night. Freezer Cooking can save you time, money, and more than a little bit of anxiety when it comes to dinnertime.

Trust me. I’ve been freezer cooking for well nigh 13 years. {FishMama sits back in her rocking chair with her knitting, nodding her head.}

[6]13 years ago this month I was seven months pregnant with our first child and preparing to quit my job as a high school teacher. My friend Jessika and I had read Once a Month Cooking [7], the grandmother of all freezer cooking books, and we decided to give it a go. My pregnant swollen feet got a work out, but it was so worth it when I had 40 meals stashed in the freezer for the coming month and beyond.

Jessika and I now have 8 kids and 180 miles between us, but we both still practice freezer cooking [5], though it’s been quite some time since we had the opportunity to cook in the same kitchen.

But, that doesn’t stop me from freezer cooking with friends! Along with my friend Money Saving Mom, [8] I’ll be hosting another “Freezer Cooking Day” this next week, April 30 through May 3.

Want to join in?

Here are a few ways that you can be involved and learn to freezer cook:

So, are you in?

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