I first heard of freezer cooking from Money Saving Mom. It’s where you take an hour or two, or a whole day, to cook and assemble meals for the week so you don’t have to worry about cooking something in a pinch. It also helps to save money when you’re making things in bulk. After all that grocery shopping the other day, I wanted to do some freezer cooking to save me some cooking time later.
I spent about 2 hours making everything (while cooking dinner for that night & including a 5-minute break to eat).
4:47 – assemble marinade & chicken in freezer bag
4:54 – chop bacon & add to burrito mixture
4:55 – crack & beat eggs, add to mixture
5:00 – break for dinner
5:05 – mix dry ingredients for cornbread
5:18 – take burrito mixture off heat & add cheese
5:20 – add wet ingredients for cornbread
5:26 – assemble corn dog muffins & put in oven
5:36 – assemble breakfast burritos, wrap in foil & place in freezer bags
5:47 – clean up, process dishes
6:00 – take corn dog muffins out, put 2nd pan of cornbread muffins in
6:15 – set out ground turkey to defrost, chop onion & sauté
6:16 – cook 1 box pasta
6:18 – add ground turkey to onions, peel & chop garlic
6:20 – add sauce, boil, add dry box of pasta
6:35 – assemble Italian pasta bake in pan, cover with cheese
6:40 – clean up
6:45 – DONE!
12 cornbread muffins (3 meals – 4 per serving)
14 breakfast burritos (14 meals)
2 dinners’ worth of cooked whole wheat pasta (2 meals)
5 marinated chicken breasts (2 1/2 meals)
1 pan of Italian pasta bake (4 meals – 1/4 pan per meal)
That’s a total of 25 1/2 meals and 6 snacks!
This was all in the same day as my grocery shopping trips! Can you believe that after all that, I still managed to make some homemade laundry detergent? Call me crazy. I’ll hopefully be posting about that soon.
Thanks for reading!