Yesterday afternoon I spent a little time putting dinners together and into my freezer. Have you ever heard of Once-a-Month-Cooking? It has been a long time since I have taken the time to do it. Most of the meals did not require any cooking, just the mixing of ingredients or marinades. With the help of my husband and children we spent about 2 hours making the following meals and putting them in the freezer:
- Meatloaf (enough for 2 dinners)
- Shake and Bake Chicken
- Meatball Sub Casserole
- Mini pizzas (enough for 2 dinners)
- Chicken Supreme
- Italian Chicken
- Stir Fry (enough for 3 dinners)
- Chicken and Dumplings
- Ham Roast
- Beef Pot Roast with Marinade
- Barbeque Chicken
- Green Chicken Enchiladas
That’s a total of 16 meals. Several of the recipes are new to us, so we chose not to double very many just yet. I also have lots of my homemade crock pot beans in the freezer, two turkeys (and one thawing to bake this week) and plenty of veggies to steam for sides. For some of the meals I will toss rice in the rice cooker that morning to be ready any time we want to eat it. For others we will simply pair it with some fruit and homemade bread. Each of the meals cooks in the oven or the crock pot. No mixing up ingredients and making a mess of the kitchen at dinner time. It’s going to be wonderful!
Have you ever done freezer cooking? Do you have a favorite recipe to share (remember, no recipes with eggs please, we’re allergic!)? Do you want me to post the recipes for any of the meals we made? Leave a comment and let me know!