Meal Planning: Freezer Cooking Saves the Day!

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We experimented with a new pizza recipe this week. And as evidenced by Quick Hand FishBaby, it was a hit! The recipe was one for Matza Pizza, using this recipe from Tammy’s Recipes. FishPapa and I had been wanting to try out cracker crust pizza at home, so when I saw her post, I knew that was the one to try. So yummy! I’m now on a mission to figure out if I can turn this crust into a freezer component. I’ve really enjoyed some of the new homemade convenience items I made last Freezer Cooking Days, including but not limited to Butterhorn Rolls, Focaccia, and Cinnamon Rolls. It’s been wonderful to have these homemade breads all ready to pop in the oven or rewarm. I am really hoping that I can add Matza Pizza to my list. Yummy! As usual, freezer cooking saves the day for me.

18. Chicken Cacciatore – The chicken breasts are frozen in a seasoned tomato sauce. I will most likely thaw and then cook in the crockpot and serve over pasta.

19. Spice-Rubbed Fish, Rice, Salad, Cheddar Biscuits – This is just a fun night of cooking and experimenting.

20. Taco Night – I precooked the taco meat and stored it in the freezer along with a bag of grated cheese. At dinnertime, I just warm the meat and the taco shells from the pantry and add shredded lettuce and the thawed cheese.

21. Pasta w/ Meatballs, Salad, Focaccia – The red sauce, meatballs, and foccacia are from the freezer. I’ll cook up fresh noodles and toss a salad.

22. Rice and Beans The cooked beans and grated cheese are ready in the freezer. I can thaw them the morning of and cook up a pot of Mexican Rice that night.

23. Pizza Night – Homemade Pizza, Veggies, and Ranch Dip – The cheese is already grated and some of the pizza toppings are already prepped.

24. Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Rolls – Everything but the salad is in the freezer.

Whatcha got cooking this week at your house? Share it at Menu Plan Monday!

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  1. Looks like a great week! I love freezer cooking too. We’re pretty much doing the same thing this month. Can you believe the month is almost done? Crazy!

  2. Shaunta Chambers says:

    Can you post the recipe for your meatballs? I love so many of your recipes and this one sounds like something we would enjoy.

  3. I only have 2 meals planned so far…Chicken, Black Bean, and Spinach Enchiladas (I will make extra and freeze some for later) and Asian Flank Steak Wraps. I’m going to buy a 2 pack of steaks at Costco and freeze the second in the Asian Marinade for something else (either the same meal or an Asian Green Salad with Steak). I will probably do a breakfast for dinner night. It would be fun to make veggie tarts and freeze some of those for later on too.

  4. Did ¥ou make the matza pizza dough in your bread machine or like the recipe says? I would love to try it but usually shy away from mixing dough myself… too scared of yeast!!

    • @M, I made it in my Kitchenaid, but just to mix it. I didn’t knead it super long or anything. Gonna try the bread machine next time.

  5. I LOVE THIS! I just found your blog via 29LincolnAvenue – and such perfect timing, I just realized we have a freezer! And it works – and it’s been there for 8 years!! And it holds more than just ice cream!

    So I’m scarfing down all the freezer friendly recipes I can find. woo hoo!!

  6. Susan J says:

    I am getting an “error” message when clicking the link for the garlic foccacia recipe.

  7. Tara says:

    I love this recipe, and I froze it a few weeks ago as an already rolled out dough, and even left it on the pan, cause I was in a hurry. Cooked it the other night and it was just fine. I may do a few like this and then freeze them with wax paper btw them, for super busy nights! I also froze some of the dough in a bag, but have yet to thaw it out and use it. Don’t know why it won’t be just as good tho!!

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