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 […]

Be Prepared! Be Prepared for Freezer Cooking

Ready to get cooking? If you’ve planned out your freezer cooking and purchased your groceries, you may find yourself gnawing at the bit, ready to leave the gate with a burst. However, a word of caution: Make sure you’ve got everything you need. Otherwise, you may find yourself elbow deep in lasagna and not have […]

How to Pack Items in Freezer Bags and Reduce Freezer Burn

Freezer Cooking has been a great means for me to save money as well as to stay sane feeding my small army of six children. I actually started doing this 17 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child. It was ideal in providing for those long work days when I was too […]

March Freezer Meal Madness

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

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 […]