Sunday, September 26, 2010

Adventures in Cooking

I’ve been reading here and there about people that do “freezer cooking”.  I decided to try my hand at it—I thought it would really help me out on nights when we had church or swimming, meetings, etc. 

Cecil made me a big ole’ pot of spaghetti sauce and boiled a chicken for me (for chicken n dumplings or chicken n rice).  I froze 3 bags worth of spaghetti sauce, so that’s 3 meals from that batch.  The chicken gave us 2 meals worth of chicken!  (I’m already lovin’ the idea of not having to “cook” 5 times!)

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I cooked another chicken in the crock pot with some taco seasoning.  This gave us 2 meals worth of Mexican chicken for burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, chicken soft tacos, or any type of Mexican food!   My friend Annie, will definitely have some sort of comment about me going back to my roots! hA!

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This is a pot of homemade pizza sauce.  This is the BEST stuff EVER!  I cannot believe how easy it was to make and how YUM it tastes!  I froze enough of this for 2 homemade pizzas!  Perfect for Friday nights around here!

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Carter, of course, had to get in on the kitchen fun and we made cupcakes in the middle of all this!

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I froze one lasagna for a meal as well.  I wanted to do 2, but I want to thaw this one, cook it, and if it tastes good, then I’ll go ahead and freeze another one.  I’m wondering how my noodles will do.

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Doesn’t this look great?  It’s the Mexican chicken cooling and getting ready to go to the freezer!  YUM.

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I’m planning to do a Chicken Cordon (sp?) Bleu dish tonight to freeze as well as some sloppy joes and taco meat.  I’m really into this now!  Let me know if any of you girls want to get together one day and do this!

Overall, it didn’t take that long to get all this together!  The crock pot really helped out too!  I’m excited that we have so many GOOD meals ready and waiting for us!



  1. I've often thought about doing the same thing, but just not sure how well everything would taste after being frozen. Let me know how the lasagna turns out.

  2. I've had intentions, but never followed through. Do another post and let us know how everything turns out!! It's definitely a good idea and seems like it would be a time saver in the end.

  3. Great!! I could pop in some night, right?

  4. Charon, the next time you decide to do some freezer cooking, please let me know - I'd love to come and help/learn from the master ;) I don't have much freezer space, but even less time to cook and am tired of grabbing things on the go!


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