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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Quick tip - Freezer Meals

Monday is a busy day at our house. It's my heavy cleaning day, the day I bake my bread, and we have Family Night on Mondays. With all this going on, dinner is sometimes late. This pushes everything else back, so we get to bed late, we're tired the next morning...you get the picture.

In order to make things go a little smoother I've decided to make this night my freezer meal night.

I've always liked the idea of freezer cooking and have done a little bit here and there. Having dinner already done and in the freezer not only saves you time but can save you money as well. You can purchase your ingredients when they're on sale and stock them in your freezer. It also prevents you from going through the drive through.

You can cook as much or as little as you want. I think the simplist way is to just double your recipe the next time you're cooking dinner. Save half of it in a freezer container or Ziploc bag and pop it in the freezer until you need it. Make sure you lable it with the contents and date.

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I hope this quick tip helps make your life a little easier.

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  1. I couldn't get into the whole 'take a day and cook for a month' once-a-month-cooking thing, but I have picked up some great and helpful tips from. Prepping as much as you can ahead of time sure helps, like browning ground beef or cutting up vegetables. Even having one or two steps done already sure makes cooking time easier!

  2. I couldn't do the cook for a month thing either. I just like doing it a little at a time. The prepping really does help make things go faster too.