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!
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19-04-2015 13:47 #21
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19-04-2015 16:11 #24
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.
19-04-2015 16:24 #25
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 :-)
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19-04-2015 17:01 #26
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.
19-04-2015 17:08 #27Senior Member
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Some good info out there too if you google 'once a month cooking' 😊
19-04-2015 17:38 #28
If I pay someone ALL the money, will they please come and do this for me???
19-04-2015 20:21 #29Senior Member
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Mamabakes has loads of great big batch recipes. My favs for the freezer are pasties (just grab from freezer and Chuck on tray to cook), Mexican mince (for tacos, nachos etc), pulled pork and quiche/zucchini slice.
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