Gosh I am so envious of you. I would love nothing more than a freezer full of dinners. I hate cooking at the end of the day. Dinner is my dreaded time of the day! I so want to do this.
We've just bought a 180L upright freezer, and have 150L storange in our fridge freezer. We're starting to stock up as we have bub #2 due in 7 weeks.
I don't know whether you've done the whole freezer-cooking thing before, but I've found the following helpful:
-Use disposable containers if you really want to reduce work...less cleaning up
-Label EVERYTHING. Date, what it is, instructions on reheating/cooking. Anything you think you'll remember, is likely to slip your mind once you have a freezer full of food.
-Make a list of what you've put in the freezer, and how many. Cross it off your list once you use it. That way you know exactly what's hiding in there somewhere.
Hope it goes well...I can't imagine how full on it must be with full time teaching, and a toddler on your own!
Last edited by Little Ted; 20-04-2015 at 08:04.
I think this is a great idea! I will definitely be following along too....and hopefully find myself inspired, lol. I have a 3/4 empty deep freezer, I really should do it. I find thinking of dinners so mentally draining it's not even funny.
Wow I wasn't expecting this many responses. Thanks for all the encouragement and tips!
I've knocked up a double batch of the sausage and red lentil casserole and my second batch of tuna mornay is cooking now. Then I'll do one brown rice and veg quiche and see how I feel.
@HappyBovine I've never had any trouble with leakage with ziploc nor freezer bags. It doesn't look very elegant cos obviously soups tend to freeze in whatever position they were shoved in the freezer in, but they defrost just fine. I'm glad I inspired you :-)
I should do this more often. I did this a while ago and it was so handy having things there ready to go.
That was mexican tomato and bean soup, split pea soup, zucchini slice, 2 banana raspberry and pecan loaves and pumpkin and ricotta lasagne.
The other thing I do is cut up and bag up ingredients for the week. Makes meal prep a lot easier too.
Some good info out there too if you google 'once a month cooking' 😊
If I pay someone ALL the money, will they please come and do this for me???
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