Meal Planning from the Freezer

Over the last week, I’ve been diligently planning and cooking and shopping and cooking to fill my freezer. I think I’m just about cooked out. But, the beauty of freezer meals is that the hard part is done now. Freezer Meals in Real Life Sunday: Cinnamon Rolls, Fresh Fruit – Amy has totally revolutionized my […]

More Ground Beef Freezer Meals


With my second round of June’s freezer meals, I used about ten pounds of ground beef to make: Seasoned Taco Meat – This makes for an easy dinner, just add toppings and tortillas or taco shells. I store the meat in plastic containers. Chili – As a freezer meal, this is quick to reheat later […]

Freezer Cooking with Ground Beef and Turkey (Recipe: Lawnmower Taco)

Lawnmower Taco plated crop

Lawnmower Taco is a favorite recipe in our family. It’s a simple yet delicious taco casserole that my family gobbles down. That wasn’t always the case. One young man in his picky phase refused to eat it

Share Your Freezer Cooking Plan!

Time to get cooking, friends! I hope you’re game for a little work this weekend and a lot of leisure in the weeks to come. Freezer cooking is an excellent way to “buy yourself some time.” Watch this freezer cooking vlog to get an idea of what you can accomplish in three hours’ time. You […]

Freezer Cooking Q & A

Who knew so many years ago when I bought a copy of Once-a-Month Cooking that the techniques described in that book would have such an impact on my life? Then I was pregnant with my first child and had no clue how vital a well-stocked freezer and OAMC (Once-a-Month-Cooking) would someday be to my life […]

My June Freezer Cooking Plan

Chihuahua Chili

This week, I’m trying to take some of my own advice and cook up some easy summertime meals to stash in the freezer. In months past I’ve crammed it all into one or two days, but this time I’m taking a different approach. Those two days of craziness always paid off, but I felt like […]

Meal Planning: Easy Summer Meals

Taco Salad

Summertime says, “Slowdown and relax,” to me. It doesn’t mean that we really have a slower schedule. But fewer obligations, longer days, and warmer weather suggest a vacation mentality. Easier said than done. While the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer can’t usually take the whole summer off, there are things that we can do to […]

June Freezer Cooking Days

Freezer Cooking Days are here again! Mark your calendars for Friday, June 4 through Monday, June 7 ’cause we’ll be cooking up a storm.

I can’t wait to get back to cooking! Some of my experiments of last month, like Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Garlic Bread and Chicken Bacon Subs were a big hit, so we’ll be doing that again. Plus, I’ll be testing out some new recipes on the fly. I hope you’ll join me.