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March Freezer Meal Madness

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Looking for some FREE freezer cooking plans? Here they are: Breakfasts on the Go – easy, portable breakfasts for busy mornings Protein-Style Dinners – a menu plan filled with paleo and Whole30-friendly recipes Cold Weather and Company Dinners – get cozy at home with your folks or invite people in, this cooking plan has you covered Cozy Winter […]

Freezer Cooking Basics

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This is part of an extensive series on Freezer Cooking. Be sure to read the archives here and on my food blog Good Cheap Eats for the complete 411 on how to save money by “make-ahead and freeze” tactics. Or just buy my book. Photo Source: Swanson Meals Convenience foods have been the name of […]

Freezer Cooking Days are Here Again!

My goodness, but February is a short month. It seems like the month just started, doesn’t it? It certainly feels like I just filled my freezer. But, truth be told, I am ready to do it again. My oldest boy is quickly approaching 13, and his appetite is growing by the hour. I want to […]

Freezer Cooking: The Final Analysis

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Well, Monday morning, my list looked like this: Nutty Granola (check) mixes: biscuit, pancake, muffin, scone, and cornbread (check) crockpot applesauce Trail Mix Cookies (check) shredded chicken (check) marinated chicken (check) marinated pork strips (check) grated cheese (check) I was amazed that I got so much done, even though it didn’t feel like I attempted […]

Freezer Cooking: The Weekend Update

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Normally, I try to leave the weekends open for “fun stuff” rather than housework. But, since we’re homebound nursing colds, it seemed natural — and wise — to putter around and get some things accomplished. So, freezer cooking and homekeeping chores actually happened. Saturday morning I whipped up a batch of Nutty Granola which turned […]

Freezer Cooking Day, Part One: Meats and Baking Mixes

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I’m taking the slow train to freezer cooking. In months past, I’ve done my SuperWoman impersonation. This weekend, I’m nursing a sore throat and trying to get well for my trip. So, slow and steady wins the race sounded like a better way to approach freezer cooking this time ’round. (I realized that I’m the […]

Freezer Cooking: Where Do You Start?

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You may have heard of freezer cooking before. It’s also known by other names: once-a-month-cooking, bulk cooking, batch cooking. Whatever you want to call it, it can be a huge help to the busy family and home manager who wants to serve home cooked meals in a shorter amount of time. If this is a […]

Family Feasts and Once a Month Cooking: A Guest Post

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Mary Ostyn is my hero. Well, one of them anyway. I haven’t read her blog, Owlhaven, for long, but I’ve read both her books over the last year. Reading A Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family came at a time when I was feeling quite overwhelmed by the immensities of my “life as […]