Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Freezer Cooking!

Mom, what's for supper?  Mooommmm, I'm starving! Mom, there's nothing to eat! (Ah, the joys of motherhood.)  Sound familiar? Well, if you struggle with the "oh no I forgot to get anything out for supper" problem,  there's a solution.  Freezer cooking. With a little planning and preparation you can stock your freezer with convenient meals and snacks that are easy to just heat and serve.  Laura over at  "Heavenly Homemaker" is hosting a "Freezer Cooking Challenge" and I thought I'd join in.

In just a couple hours I was able to prepare a pretty good stash for my freezer.  Here's what I accomplished:

I started out by putting a roasting pan full of potatoes in the oven for Hashbrowns (from Heavenly Homemaker's recipes)


Baked
Frozen
Shredded


While the potatoes were busy baking, I got busy making the  Easy Beef and Cheese Burritos. I doubled the ground beef and froze a pound of the seasoned beef in addition to making burritos.


And instead of just watching the ground beef brown (say that three times fast!), I mixed up the Pancake batter and griddled up a batch of pancakes.



Leaning Tower of Pancakes!


Next on the list, Homemade Mayonnaise. This was quick and easy, but messy! Then splattered with mayo, I whipped up a batch of  Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I only froze half the cookie dough as the kids and hubby wanted some fresh baked cookies, like now!




The baked cookies were gone before I could snap a picture! So, here's a pic of the frozen cookies (minus the one I ate, love me some cookie dough!)




Not bad for a couple hours in the kitchen.  It's such a comfort to know that my freezer is ready to come to my rescue on those nights when "there's nothing to eat"!  So, why don't you join me in taking on the "Heavenly Homemaker's Freezer Cooking Challenge".  Leave a comment to let me know what's cooking (and freezing!) at your house!


(my daughter said "really? taking a picture of frozen stuff? please don't tell me you're gonna put that on Facebook! Lol!)

                                         
Delicious Cranberry-Almond Granola (Or, However You Like It!)


 (Linked to the Homestead Barn Hop over at "New Life on a Homestead")

4 comments:

Jill @ The Prairie Homestead said...

You know, I get so inspired/jealous when I read others' freezer cooking posts, I just need to bite the bullet and schedule a day! What a treat to have a freezer full of ready-to-go foods. And I've been wanting to try those hashbrowns from HH forever, they look sooo good!
Thanks for sharing with the Homestead Barn Hop this week! :)

April said...

Dropped by from Laura's freezer cooking challenge to check out what you made. Everything looks great! I am so making the hash browns next.

Deb said...

April,
Thanks for stopping by! I really enjoy Laura's site, she always has useful posts. I also enjoyed checking out "Angel Food Kitchen". Wow! You accomplished quite a bit! Thanks again for visiting!

Delightfully yours,
Debbie

SparingChange said...

Wow! Impressive! I need to start freezer cooking again. Great job!