Monday, November 9, 2009

Considering something new

Stashing away a few meals in the freezer is a very appealing idea to me. I've wanted to try it off and on for quite some time, and am currently in one of those "on again" times.

I don't think I am quite up to the whole Once-a-Month-Cooking right now, though I could see myself trying it in the future too.

For now, I have compiled a few recipes that are advertised to make a lot and freeze well. I am hoping to plan and buy for these new recipes for our regular menu over the next couple of weeks, eating a meal's worth and freezing another one or two meals' worth each day.

My goal is to have a couple of weeks of casseroles and things in the freezer for when baby-days roll around in January.

Do you have any tips for stocking the freezer? Do you regularly double-up when you cook, just for freezing? Have you ever tried Once-a-Month-Cooking? Do tell!


Queen Diva said...

Let me know how you like it! I've thought about it off and on for years myself.

...they call me mommy... said...

I froze meals/breads etc this last baby go 'round and it was AWESOME!!

Great idea!

Suzanne ~ TheJoyfulChaos said...

first of all, is that YOUR freezer? because if it is and it's THAT organized, i may just decide to hate you. ;)

second of all, i have done this off and on. i'll have to think on it and pass along recipes. you do know about hillbilly housewife, right?

Amy said...

I considered telling all y'all that WAS my freezer, but then I decided I better 'fess up that it's not. By a long shot!

I use hillbilly housewife fairly often, but haven't checked there for freezer recipes. Thanks!!

Kara said...

I love doing this. I had to have my mom come in and help when I was stocking up. After that intial stocking of the freezer I've tried to double one meal I've cooked each week to stash in the freezer. That way I continue adding to my stash:)

Ann Marie said...

I am new to this idea - and I love it! I recently blogged about a freezer baking day... I made loads of mashed potatoes, 3 baked squash, and prepped apples so they'd be easy to dump in pies to bake!

Life as a Mom has a ton of great recipes and organization tips for cooking like this! I plan on making some casseroles to freeze so I have my own "homemade" tv dinners for those stressful afternoons when I just don't feel like cooking!

Check out my post called "apples potatoes and squash - oh my"

Suzanne said...

oh, good, i don't have to hate you then!