Soups for the Freezer (& Share Your Freezer Cooking Results)

How to Make Soup for the Freezer

Years ago I remember reading that you shouldn’t spend time freezing soups. The rationale was that soups are mostly water, easy to prepare, and would take up valuable freezer space. And for many years, I believed the lie. But, this past winter, I’ve come to realize the true potential in bulk cooking several kinds of […]

Pre-Frozen Chicken Breasts in Freezer Cooking? (Q&A)

A reader wrote in with a freezer cooking question: Q. I got a couple of bags of prefrozen chicken cheap. How can I implement them into my freezer cooking easily? I’m hesitant to marinate them and refreeze them because I think that the meat will go bad. But many casseroles with cooked chicken require a lot of prep […]

Freezer Cooking as a Ministry (A Guest Post)

The following is a guest post from Jackie As a mom of two grade-school children, a three year-old and an infant, I’ve often asked, “Lord, how can I be a missionary with small children and babies at home?” The answer was a “Cook and Play.” I invited three women to my home and we put […]

How to Create a Freezer Cooking Plan (& Share Yours, Too!)

Freezer cooking is a way that individuals and families can prepare for the coming weeks by making their own homemade convenience foods. Don’t feel like cooking?  Let everyone choose his favorite soup from the freezer. Have unexpected company? Grab a few quarts of homemade pasta sauce and prepare a pasta feed for a crowd. Looking […]

Save Money with Freezer Cooking (& Share Your Own Ideas)

Freezer cooking is one great way to save on food costs. Not only are you buying in bulk and cooking multiple batches at one time to conserve energy costs, but having a freezer full of food to draw from keeps you out of the grocery store where you might be tempted to buy things that […]

Freezer Cooking Taught Me to Cook (A Guest Post)

A guest post from Jacinda This year marks our 5th wedding anniversary. It’s hard to believe that just a short time ago my cooking abilities were no more than using a can opener or perfecting the art of peeling back the corner to vent the pre-made freezer meal for the microwave. I wanted to learn […]

Freezer Meal Q&A: What Kind of Dishes to Use?

Last month y’all gave great advice to Jennifer who wrote in asking how a new mom could start the freezer cooking journey. This month, we hear from Heather, who asks, What type of dish do you recommend for putting the freezer meals in so that they can take the freezer temps to oven temps? I’m […]

Mini Cooking Sessions & March Freezer Cooking Days

Recently I was emailing back and forth with my friend Tami. She was my best teacher buddy back when I taught high school in Santa Barbara many years ago. We reminisced over all kinds of memories, one of which I had evidently forgotten. From Tami’s email, I was remembering the other day how [our department […]