Freezer Cooking: The Final Analysis

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Well, Monday morning, my list looked like this:

I was amazed that I got so much done, even though it didn’t feel like I attempted great feats. I had even cooked 4 pounds of ground beef, in addition to what was already planned, so that was pretty cool.

Also, on Monday morning I found that we had eaten most of the apples, so there really was no point in making applesauce. Instead, I mixed up a pot of red sauce (without the meats) to cook in the crockpot. I rarely buy jarred sauce because for $2.95 I can buy a ginormous can of crushed tomatoes or tomato puree at Costco. Add in spices and sauteed onions and I usually have at least 5 dinners worth of sauce. Way cheaper — and better — than the prepared variety.

So, that’s all she wrote, folks. Can’t call me SuperWoman this time. 😉

But I will say, Slow and Steady Wins the Race.

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  1. Do you reuse your ziplock bags that you keep your mixes in? I would love to make ahead my baking dry goods but it seems like a lot of ziplocks? I love the giant can of tomato puree idea. I am going to try that this week!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      Per Crystal’s recommendation, last month I started stashing the empty, used, dry mix bags in the freezer. When it came time to make more, it was soooo easy! They were already marked with wet ingredients and baking instructions, so I just changed the date and refilled them. (I also try to get the storage bags on sale w/ coupons to reduce the cost.)

  2. Hello, – would very much like a recipe for your red sauce – just what you put in it and how long you cook it and so forth.

    Enjoy your blog quite a bit – even though I have no 2 legged kids, we do have 12 four legged (8 horses, 4 dogs) and 2 horse angels and 1 dog angel.

    Thanks again!

  3. Well, I’m impressed. I’m pretty happy with my first try. I think I’ll try more baking items next time.

  4. “Super Woman!” There, I just did it:-) Hee, hee, hee.

  5. Great job! I am going to try the red sauce. Even on sale the pre-made sauces are not inexpensive. This seems like a great solution. Thanks!

  6. I like making my own tomato sauce as well. Much tastier!

  7. I think you got a lot done considering you are going to a conference this week! Good job!

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