Freezer Cooking: A Make Ahead Holiday Dinner

Thanksgiving at Gramma's

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 button

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

March 024

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 Cookies

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. ┬áSo 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

2010 February 428

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 […]