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  1. I did better than I thought this month, I was able to tackle it on time, and get myself on track for Feb.- Thanks :)

    http://www.homemakerhandguide.com/freezer-cooking

  2. I tackled Once a Month Cooking this month, so I’m having a great time pulling about 3 meals a week out of the freezer. It’s awesome. There are several listed in this week’s meal plan.

  3. I managed to complete everything I planned this month. Here’s my update:
    http://www.frugalandfocused.com/2011/02/february-11-freezer-cooking-update.html

  4. Forgot to ask, what did you think of the new red sauce recipe you mentioned that you were trying?

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      @Janet, well, the jury is still out. It’s a more veggie based sauce and I used a spice mix my sister made. But, the flavor of celery seed in her mix was really strong. So I’m not sure I love it.

  5. I focused on meal kits this month. Really pre-cooked the proteins to make dinner prep faster. I cooked 4 lbs ground turkey and portioned it up and froze them. Then put 3 lbs of chicken breast into the crock pot to cook up and cube for the freezer. And turned the leftover bones and skin into to homemade stock. I still need to work on some black beans, but I’ve got about 8 cups of Great Northern beans and 6 cups of Pinto beans in the freezer now.
    Here’s the monthly plan: http://familystampingfood.blogspot.com/2011/02/monthly-meal-plan-february-2011.html

    Thanks for sharing what you do Jessica. It helps the rest of us figure out what we can do to make life a little easier. :)

  6. I did the chicken in marinades this weekend & took one of the Asian ones to a friend in need of a little easier supper. I can’t wait to pull one out!

  7. We started out eat from the freezer challenge a bit late, so this week is the tail end for us. Here’s our menu, linked up with recipes!

    http://www.livingwiththreeboys.com/2011/02/batch-cooking-menu-plan.html

  8. You did AWESOME!!! I’m always so impressed at how well you do with freezer cooking. The only thing I have managed this week is an extra batch of mashed potatoes for the freezer. Better than nothing I guess. :)

  9. Here are my results. I didn’t cook as much as normal because we were having a pantry challenge, but I love having the freezer stocked again! http://www.momsplans.com/2011/01/freezer-cooking-wrap-up-2/

  10. I didn’t get 24 made (wow, that’s a lot!) but I did get 14 freezer meals made up and 1 for dinner tonight! :)

    http://memoirsofahopefulhousewife.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-freezer-cooking.html

  11. Denise C. says:

    When you make your chicken marinades & use acidic items (limes, lemons etc.) Does it “cook” the chicken? I’ve had that happen to me before, when I’ve left the meat out to marinade, not freeze.

  12. I just started a blog and freezer cooking (and a shout out to you Jessica) was my first post

    http://familyfoodfrugality.blogspot.com/

  13. I just did up some ground beef, taco meat, and a few baked goods. It will make a HUGE difference later in the month!

    http://gettingusthere.blogspot.com/2011/02/freezer-cooking-even-mini-session-makes.html

  14. I have a question about your 1 chicken providing 2 meals worth of good for 8 people… How does that work? Even if I was using the chicken as a complement in something like pasta or for tacos, I could NEVER pull that off! It’s just me, my husband and our 4 year old daughter. I’m 5’2″ 108 lbs, the hubs is 6′ 190 (he goes to the gym 4 days a week, so it’s muscle), and our daughter is 75th percentile for height and 31 lbs (25% weight). When I roast a chicken, we barely have enough left for 1, yes 1 of us to have a single piece left for lunch! How do you do it?!?!?!

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      @Michelle, well, I buy the biggest chickens possible, usually over 5 pounds. That’s the start. Then, I guess I should qualify it by saying that those weren’t “full chicken dinners” that I produced. But enough chicken for me to make a soup, quesadillas or maybe chili. I stretch it.

      If we have chicken just to have chicken, there are lots of side dishes and I usually have enough for dinner plus 1-2 cups of bits to add into something.

  15. http://wholesomewomanhood.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/freezer-cooking-update/

    I’m so glad that I have the majority of the work done on eleven meals!! That is going to make this month’s meals so much easier!!

  16. Today I was able to precook all my meat that I plan on using this week…Grass fed Bison – made them into burger patties, my homemade grass fed beef/lamb meatballs with bell peppers and ground flax seed, and my pork sausage for breakfast was fried in coconut oil, then I froze it all. I then made buttermilk biscuits and flash froze them all…then when they were nice and cold, I bagged them all. It makes for a quick breakfast/lunch meal.

  17. thanks so much for the wonderful recipes. LOVE the red sauce. i have used it for lasagna, spaghetti and pizza. my family and guests have enjoyed it, too. i have even passed on the recipe. i really appreciate your hard work and inspiration.

  18. I make a variety of items, but I cook or eat on the same night and freeze the rest for later like these beef sandwiches. I’m also having a field day with the Artisan dough-making nearly all my breads homemadde b/c it’s so easy.
    http://cookandplay.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/italian-beef-sandwiches/

  19. Here is the link to my freezer cooking accomplishment for last weekend! Enjoy!
    http://workingonthesimplelife.blogspot.com/2011/02/freezer-cooking-results-for-february-5.html

  20. Here’s my results for the month:
    http://frugallyblonde.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-freezer-cooking.html

    I was excited to actually get some real freezer cooking done this month, for the first time since my 5 month old was born! Adjusting to life with 3 little ones has been a challenge – hats off to you with your 6, Jessica! I didn’t get as much done as I might have liked, but it was a good start. Next month, I’ll try for a little more!

  21. My grand plans fell totally flat this weekend. 4 hours of sitting at the lacrosse field and a wicked sinus infection resulted in NADA in the freezer cooking department for me this weekend. I plan on attacking my oringinal plan this weekend.

    http://lovebeinginthekitchen.blogspot.com/2011/02/freezer-cooking-february.html

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