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Freezer Cooking Results in January

Did you cook up a storm this weekend? I spent hours poring over recipes, editing them, and thinking about what I’ll cook up next go ’round. Decisions, decisions….

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  1. Here’s the link to my January Freezer Day! I made your Shredded Beef Filling and we have enjoyed it. :)

    http://www.aliciashomemaking.com/2011/01/freezer-cooking-day-recap.html

  2. Sonja Drake says:

    Chicken Cordon Bleu, Chicken Parm, Beef Barley Soup, Lasagna, Pumpkin Pancakes, Oat Waffles, Blueberry muffins, Banana Muffins, Pumpkin Bread, Baked Oatmeal and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

  3. I did a bit of freezer cooking over the last few days — pecan pie muffins, pasta sauce, vegetable soup, and waffles.

  4. This was my first freezer cooking day try. Success! Thanks so much for all of your amazing links and information… this blog has been so, so helpful!

    http://www.livingwiththreeboys.com/2011/01/batch-cooking-take-one.html

  5. I got almost everything made on my list, except for one item where I discovered I had the wrong ingredient to make. Luckily, one of my readers pointed me to a recipe for the same item using that ingredient!

    Here’s the results:
    http://www.frugalfollies.com/2011/01/january-2011-freezer-cooking-results.html

  6. Whipped up some raspberry muffins, corndog muffins (super easy) and 2 sides of cheesy corn bake for side dishes.

  7. I’m getting things ready for my girls to do the meals for a few weeks. Freezer meals are going to save us while I am down & out! We did lots of chicken but a few other things too. Here is the link:

    http://brush-family.blogspot.com/2011/01/batch-cooking-do-chicken.html

  8. We had a VERY rare snow day (living in TN you’d think we got more). Plus I’m still working on emptying my pantry but here are some recipes we did. Today I also made Chicken and Dumplings from scratch (from the pantry, I did buy the Chicken this week, super cheap tho), Corn Chowder from scratch, and corbread. And of course, sweet tea. We have enough leftover for tomorrow’s lunch while we have another snow day!

    http://mylifeonadime-angela.blogspot.com/2011/01/snow-day.html

  9. I didn’t have a specific cooking day this time, but I did get some meals in the freezer. I marinaded several chicken breasts (bought the family pack) in various marinades and I made some butter chicken. I made tons of meatballs, meat sauce and hamburger soup (bought a family pack of hamburger too). I made some pizza dough. This time I tried to follow your method for making dough in kitchen aid mix (i do not have bread maker) and your recipe is more or less the same as what I already made but with larger scale for each ingredient. However, mine does not rise as much as yours seems to and does not stretch as much (although it stretched more than it did with the previous measurements I had.) The yeast does not seem to “foam” how long does this usually take? What am I doing wrong there, is it the wrong kind of yeast? (It is quick rise yeast). It tastes good though and that’s all that really matters to me. I rolled it out to make a thin crust.

  10. made some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins last night.

    I alway make a bunch of meatballs, and freeze them up into meal portions. Meatballs in brown gravy,(make my own gravy, no can stuff), meatball subs, meatballs for spagatti. Stew, Red sauce, Meat for tacos (make the taco meat with all the ingredents and then you just have to heat it up.) pulled pork,
    I need to do up some stuff for the freezer

  11. I have so much in my freezer, I didn’t need to really do an entire session. I did cook up some red kidney beans for the freezer and made Taco Soup, freezing the leftovers in lunch size containers. That’s it, but like Jessica, I am planning for my next big cooking day in a couple of months! Really, the planning is half the fun.

  12. My local store had bnls skinless chicken breast for 1.69/lb so I stocked up. I bought about 15 lbs. I made a marinade and used some bottle stuff. I have about 4 bags of chicken breasts. I also made two chicken casear chicken casseroles.

  13. I added pureed carrots to my cooked taco meat and we are enjoying mexican meals in 5-10 minutes. http://cookandplay.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/cooked-seasoned-taco-meat-for-the-freezer/

  14. I tried it! Out of 10 pounds of ground beef, I made: 4 pans of enchiladas, 3 meatloaves, 2 batches of chili, and 2 batches of meatballs.

    Yesterday I finished up with a quadrupled recipe of spaghetti sauce. I couldn’t get it all done in one day because of garbage disposal/plumbing issues. Eek!

  15. So, I was supposed to bring 5lbs of taco meat to a church event tonight…and it got cancelled! I need to freeze the meat! If I cook it now and add the taco seasonings…will it taste different when thawed? I’ve never ‘freezer cooked’ and my husband seems to think the meat will taste funny! HELP!

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      @Stefanie, I do it all the time. Cook, season, cool. Place it in meal sized containers and freeze. As long as your freezer stays below 40 degrees, it should be great.

  16. I spent a day last week cooking while my 6yo was home sick. Here’s what I accomplished:
    http://www.sarahsdeals.net/2011/01/cookingbaking-day-partial-results.html

  17. I had to spread my cooking out over the course of the week since I couldn’t devote my weekend to it. Here’s what I accomplished:
    http://www.frugalandfocused.com/2011/01/january-oamc-update.html

  18. We’ve been iced in since Sunday night. I made some BBQ Turkey to serve over mashed potatoes. Cranberry Almond No-Bake granola bars. More gluten free almond cookies and gluten free peanut butter cookies. I was chatting with some friends on FB about losing weight…snow weather is not conducive to weight loss :)

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