Freezer Cooking

I don't think I could keep up with all our family does without a bit of freezer cooking help.  It's a cheap way to get home-cooked, real food without slaving away at the stove every single day.  It means less dishes too, so I'm all for it.  (You see, we have no dishwasher, unless you count our 8 year old daughter.)

Here is a list of all the various freezer cooking related posts.  Some of them are recipes that I posted before I started this series.  Some of them are simply informative of the methods that I use in our kitchen.

Freezer Cooking!  The Equipment
Freezer Cooking! The Rules
Recipe: Corn Chowder
2 Recipes in 1 Post: Creamed Corn and Multi-Purpose Roasted Tomatoes
Recipe: Cornbread and Chili
Recipe: Meatloaf 
Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie/Biscuits and Gravy

New Links Will Be Added Every Week.  I plan on posting a new recipe or post on freezer cooking tips every Saturday until I run out of recipes...or information.


Some of my favorite freezer recipes that I won't bother posting the recipe to because someone has already perfected it:
Broccoli Calzones
Swedish Meatballs (although this recipe should be served over mashed potatoes, not noodles, but to each his own.  You know what, I may post about all the things I switch up in this recipe, and an amazing frozen mashed potatoes recipe to go with it. Until then, you can enjoy clicking on the original.  Just make the meatballs and sauce, omit the noodles, and freeze each batch in a gallon Ziploc bag until you're ready to pour it over potatoes...or brown rice if you're trying to be healthy.)



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Learned this trick for "day of" frozen food defrosting from a fellow at the Farmers Market, and a Home Ec teacher endorsed it: Put your sealed meat (or anything, really) in a large bowl of cold water. Defrosts in about two hours in a safe manner.

Homeschool on the Croft said...

... and, if you're in a hurry, add some salt to the water. That speeds up the defrosting :)
Anne

RaisingCropsAndBabies said...

I'm a freezer meal cooking mama too. Saves so much time on busy day... especially now that baling season is in full swing! Can't wait to check out our recipes as I always love adding to my collection. I got a lot of good ones from the books, "Don't Panic, Dinner's in the Freezer".