Freezer Cooking, Anyone?

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After months of sharing our freezer cooking days with each other long-distance, my good friend and freezer cook extraordinaire is handing the reins over to me for a season to host our Freezer Cooking Days link-up.

I’m running Freezer Cooking Days on a monthly basis now, after taking a break over the summer.

Freezer Cooking, Anyone?

You’re invited to come along with me each month, either vicariously or in real life. Here’s how Freezer Cooking Days will be working for 2015/2016.

  1. At the start of the month I’ll send out a cooking plan (in beta) in the weekly newsletter. (11/8/15)
  2. That week, I’ll host a Facebook party on the Life as MOM Facebook page so I can answer any questions you might have about the plan as well as freezer cooking in general. (11/10/15)
  3. On my cooking day, I’ll post updates as I cook — on twitter, instagram, and Facebook.
  4. Following my cooking day I’ll post pics on the blog as well as the full cooking plan.

You are welcome to test the plan along with me — or wait until the final version comes out. Either way, I hope that it encourages YOU to make some meals in advance so that you can save money and enjoy more time with your family.

My hope is just to encourage you to give freezer cooking a try so that you can reap the benefits of power cooking.

Easy Freezer Meals (2)

Need a freezer cooking plan now?

I’ve created a number of freezer cooking plans that you can download for FREE.

They cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, and holiday baked goods as well as specific themes, like busy nights or meals to go. More freezer cooking plans will be added monthly.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the weekly newsletter so that you can get advance notice of new  plans. Here are just a few of the plans I have available.

Go here to get more free freezer cooking plans.

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Buy my freezer cookbook!

Grab a copy of my cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook which is the perfect primer to get you started in freezer cooking.

The book is 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.

You can browse past freezer cooking days to get a feel for what it’s like and what we accomplish during this time or check out these posts:

What do YOU want to learn to cook and freeze?

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  1. Do you know when you’ll do your next Booking It link up? I don’t want to miss it! 🙂

  2. So the week after Christmas [and perhaps a week next summer], my family of four is going on vacation to stay in a timeshare. Our budget is tight, so I’d prefer to do some freezer cooking ahead of time so that we aren’t eating out much, and especially so I don’t have to spend my vacation in the kitchen. My concern is that some of the units only have a microwave in the kitchenette, rather than a full stove/oven kitchen. Do you have a list of microwave-only [for the final cook/reheat – I can use my home stove/oven as needed BEFORE freezing] recipes?

    • Jessica Fisher says

      @Kelly, taking meals on vacation is a wonderful idea! It’s so freeing — from guilt, work, and frustration finding a restaurant.

      We went to the mountains once and stayed in a cabin. I took my crockpot which was a wonderful for roasts, chilis, and soups. You could even do baked potatoes. As for micro-reheating, you can do frozen burritos, taco meat, some casseroles (like enchiladas), the aforementioned soups and chilis. Hope that helps. Have fun!

  3. Can’t wait! We’re actually taking the kids to Disney World in 10 days and I cooked up some things for the freezer to take with us. We’re taking our crock pot to make a rotisserie style chicken and using leftovers for another meal. Just a little planning and I think it will save me a few gray hairs 🙂

    • Be sure to take some snacks for the days at Disney. We have visited many times and I always have snacks and drink pouches for my kids. They each had a small backpack and were allowed to eat/snack when they needed.

      Now that they are older (17-23) they still carry backpacks when we go and stock them with granola bars, frozen water bottles w/single serve drink mixes, etc.

      This saves us hundreds of dollars throughout the week! We do eat one family meal per day at the park. Those meals are very special and the kids can remember each one throughout the years and often talk about them.

      Enjoy your trip! Take lots of pictures!

  4. I’ll be joining you! Just have to figure out what to make. lol

    Linda @ Linda’s Lunacy

  5. AllieZirkle says

    I love your addition of vegetarian and low carb meals. I’ll test them out if you need!

    🙂 Allie

  6. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As a vegetarian I am thrilled about the new recipes. This will jump start my freezer cooking as I have never done it before. Thank you!

  7. Thank you so much for featuring low carb recipes for the freezer! Can’t wait! DH is diabetic and this will make my life easier! thank you for all you do! You definitely inspire me!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      Well, I would love the feedback as to what y’all eat and what a normal plate looks like. That would help me help you. 😉

  8. I can’t WAIT to see some vegetarian recipes! I’m a vegetarian, but my husband and two kids aren’t, so needless to say freezer cooking hasn’t been all that easy for me! I wait with anticipation!!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      Gonna need your help on that front. Please let me know what kind of things you’re looking for.

  9. I’m ready! I’ve been saving and finally found a good deal on a freezer for my garage. It’s beautiful 🙂

    It’s time to stock that baby up!

  10. Thanks for posting the weekends you will be doing freezer cooking. That really helps with the planning. I’ll be doing a session with just turkey items next week as I have a turkey to get cooked. But for the December cooking I want to do a major freezer cooking session or two, as starting in January I’ll be student teaching and finishing up classes and want to make those first few months of the year as easy as possible when it comes to meals.

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