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

My cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is now available for purchase! It’s chock full with over 200 freezer-friendly recipes, planning pages, and basic and advanced how-to’s to making freezer cooking work for any home, family, and lifestyle. Plus, I’ve made additional cooking plans available online to make the most out of the […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]