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

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

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.

Easy Make-Ahead Garlic Bread and An Ultimate Recipe Swap

Ultimate Recipe Swap - Easy Make-Ahead Garlic Bread

We’ve been talking about fats and oils this week over at Good. Cheap. Eats as we continue to Build a Frugal Pantry. So, it only seems appropriate (and sane for my dual-blogging mind) that we feature fats and oils in this week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap. Personally, I am quite partial to butter. Not as much as some people I know. But, I do love it.

May Freezer Cooking Finale

Well, Thursday and Friday are kind of a blur. I spent a lot of time in my kitchen recently freezer cooking, starting on Thursday afternoon. But, we now have a freezer full of meals and meal components for the coming month. I didn’t get everything from my May Freezer Cooking Plan done. But, I did enough to keep me out of the kitchen in the next few weeks.

Foil-Wrapped Freezer Meals: A Guest Post

The following is a guest post from one of my favorite foodies, Katie from GoodLife {eats}. I’ve successfully won her over to freezer cooking, an accomplishment I’m quite proud of. Here Katie demonstrates the last method of freezer cooking storage that I mentioned earlier. I’m looking forward to the day when I can meet her […]

Freezer Cooking: Storage Length and Methods of Packaging

How you package your freezer meals will determine how well they keep. Food stored in the freezer shouldn’t go “bad” as the enzyme action is slowed down while frozen. Provided that you started with fresh food in the first place and that the food stays frozen the entire time of storage, you shouldn’t have to worry about spoilage. In fact, the USDA says that “frozen foods remain safe indefinitely.”