February ’11 Freezer Cooking Update

If you’ve read my blog for awhile then you probably know that cooking meals is not my favorite job. I think it is just the never ending cycle of preparing food and cleaning up the mess that turns me off. I do enjoy eating good food and serving good meals to my family though. Thankfully I discovered the joys of freezer cooking late last year and it has transformed how I view my time in the kitchen.

For whatever reason, I find devoting 5-6 hours of my time one weekend a month is much more enjoyable that spending 30 minutes to an hour every morning and night on meal prep, cooking and clean up. I think it is because at the end of that time I have real results in front of me rather than just empty plates that need cleaning.

This month’s cooking went very smoothly and I managed to get everything in my plan done. My dear hubby helped me with the dishes while I was cooking so I was able to keep up and not face a mountain of dishes all at once. Love that man! Friday I made the Chocolate Butterhorns and the pizza dough. The rest I finished in about 4.5 hours on Saturday.

Here is what I managed to put in the freezer this month:

Chocolate Butterhorns (18)
Chocolate Cranberry Scones (15)
Banana Muffins (15 mini muffins)
Oven French Toast (10 slices)
Spaghetti Pie (2 pies)
Beef Enchiladas (1 large pan and 1 small pan)
Mini Meatloaves (15 mini meatloaves)
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (2 balls)
1/2 lb. bag cooked ground beef with onions(to add to pasta sauce or soup one night)
small container of spaghetti sauce

This will make meal planning so much easier this month.

This post linked to: Life As Mom

Janet is a mom to two daughters and is married to her best friend. Her belief that we are blessed so that we may bless others fuels her writing at frugalandfocused.com where she shares her thoughts on faith, family, and frugal living. She strives to make the most of what she's given in life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.