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Homemade Croutons, Shredded Chicken and Recipe for Red Sauce

One of the things that I love about freezer cooking, or once-a-month cooking as it is often called, is that I can make a multitude of homemade convenience items that are less expensive and healthier for us than their storebought counterparts. Don’t get me wrong, storebought has its place, most definitely. But, even before we […]

April Freezer Cooking: My Game Plan

Last weekend, I took an inventory of what food was in the freezer and saw that we had 20+ meals already to go for April. I cooked like crazy a month ago and we’re still reaping the benefits of it. I feel a little scatter-brained about my freezer cooking this month since I’ve, well, felt […]

Freezer Cooking: A Make Ahead Holiday Dinner

When I was a child, I loved the big dinners that my mom was able to pull off for friends and family. My kids are no different. Over the years our family has had the opportunity to welcome large groups into our home for holiday dinners. With six children and four siblings, sometimes “just family” […]

Preparing for Freezer Cooking

Freezer cooking is a wonderful way for you to have convenience items on hand that fit your budget as well as your tastes. If you’re new to freezer cooking and would like to learn about it, I have a little light reading for you to do.

Frugal Friday: Making My Own Instant Oatmeal

Last week I mentioned how I love breakfast in a box. It makes our mornings go so much more smoothly when I serve food that is easy to prepare, easy to clean-up. The kids can actually do it all themselves! Cold cereal and instant oatmeal are the favorites. But, recently they went through one box […]

Freezer Cooking Wrapped Up!

Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies I can’t tell you how exhausted I am. Today was much harder than Saturday, in part because FishPapa wasn’t here to “ride herd” or to bring me that Vanilla Coke from Sonic in the waning afternoon. (And I SO wanted both of those things today). But, I got […]

Freezer Cooking: The Weekend Update

So, I got a head start on freezer cooking this weekend. I wasn’t sure how it would play out, since we like to reserve weekends for family time. As it turned out – it rained. A lot.  So most of our family time was home based. Great time to get some meals going. Friday nights […]

Freezer Cooking Survival Guide

So, you’ve got your plan for freezer cooking. You’ve seen how an expert does it. You’ve done your shopping. You’re all prepared for a big day of cooking. Now what? Bulk cooking can be intimidating, but it’s so rewarding in the long run. You won’t have to do much cooking — or dishwashing — during […]