Freezer Cooking: Crazy Woman Lives to Cook Another Day

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Would you talk some sense into me next time?

Yes, at about 5 pm, I realized that I was in deep. Due to a missing roasting pan, a long-cooking turkey, too much beef to cook in one round, etc, etc, my afternoon stretched into evening. When FishPapa came home, I still had beef to shred, turkey to bone, ragu to cool, gravy to make, yada yada yada.

Earlier I got a little stressed making mac and cheese. I knew several of you were going to try my recipe and I became nervous that it wouldn’t be as “life changing” as I promised. I normally use large elbows, but today used small elbow macaroni. It looks different with small elbows, a little less saucy. If you’re tackling that recipe, you may want to add an extra 1/2 cup sour cream and an extra handful of cheese to make up for that.

Tonight we had simple turkey sandwiches for dinner instead of whatever was planned. And here at 8:25 I’ve finished the last load of dishes for the day. I’ve kinda committed myself to more cooking tomorrow, but I don’t think it will be half as difficult as today was. I am thankful that I didn’t try to do anything but cook today.

Things cooling or already frozen:
beef ragu
taco meat
beef taquitos
red sauce
turkey enchilada casserole
roast turkey
macaroni and cheese
shredded beef for tacos and for gravy

beef tamales
turkey pot pie
mashed potatoes
slab apple pie
cookies? maybe/maybe not.

How did you do?

About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. TwinkieR says

    You deserve a good nights rest! Try to relax. Looking forward to tomorrow..

  2. Jessika says

    I actually did freezer cooking Sat.,Sun. and Mon.2#pintos, turkey and turkey soup. Can you give me some general directions on taquitos? The frozen ones I've purchased have always been funky-what's your secret so I can make some we'll actually enjoy eating?

  3. FishMama says

    I don't know that I have a "secret." I don't make taquitos very often, though my sister often makes a batch for us. Hers have shredded chicken, cheese and Pace picante sauce, rolled in a oil-softened corn tortilla. Secure with a toothpick and bake (not sure how long – just till crispy.) I made ours just straight beef and flash froze them before baking. I'll have to report back later.

  4. I love this idea for freezer cooking! I would love to try it but I have a couple of

    For casseroles ,what do you bake them on after u freeze them? Do you leave it covered or add more liquid?

    This would help me out so much!

  5. jennijaynelee says

    I'm new here and this looks so fun. I couldn't find it–what is beef ragu?

  6. I did my shopping yesterday since it was a 10 percent off day. I'm trying to do some meals today, but I don't think I'll be very successful in doing much. But this is my first attempt to make a day of it.

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