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October Freezer Cooking Days

Initially, I had big plans to do a freezer cooking blowout this month, in honor of the cookbook launch. But, though it could have been a good thing, I just said no.

The freezer is just too full! Instead, we’re eating down the freezer and making room in the budget and in the deep freeze for next month. The timing is good, I think, especially as the holidays approach.

That doesn’t mean that I’m not doing freezer cooking. I’ve done little bits of things, like freezing extra peppers, making a big pot of bolognese, doubling taco meat for future dinners, and processing lots and lots of apples. This week’s produce box extras included more apples and lots of basil, so I’m messing with those items to freeze as well.

I may not be cooking lots of meals, but I’m doing what I can to make good use of that freezer. In fact, I’m even posting 31 Days of Freezer Cooking over on Good Cheap Eats.

What freezer cooking have YOU done lately?

Did you do any freezer cooking this past month? Did you write about it on your blog? Share the link or tell your story in the comments section. Did something work particularly well? We’d love to hear it!

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  1. I am finishing up the garden produce and freezing whatever we can’t eat fresh. I also freeze things in the fridge that we can’t eat before it will spoil. I use our freezer to extend the time I have to use the food we have. I have made soups this past week and have frozen half of them. It is nice to be able to pull them out for a quick nutritious meal.

  2. Up until recently, I worked full-time, so I freezer cook a little differently. Instead of devoting a whole weekend to cooking for the freezer, I just double “easy to freeze” recipes and cook one for dinner and pop the other in the freezer. Works out great and helps us stock up!

  3. I’ve been plugging away each week trying to add a few things. I also hosted a freezer meal exchange a couple weeks ago, 3 other ladies joined me, we cooked at our own homes and then exchanged at my house. We each brought home 12 different meals. I love having my freezer so full, like you though it’s time to start using up what we have. Here’s a peek at what our group made:

    http://beentherebakedthatrecipes.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-to-start-freezer-meal-exchange.html

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