Nearly every meal I prepare consists of foods I have cooked or baked in bulk and frozen. I thaw items in a plastic shoe box to prevent condensation dripping onto my shelves (I’ve learned from experience). Then I shop my freezer from my freezer inventory, to see what goodies I can thaw and serve to my family and others. I write these items down on a seven-day menu plan and post it on my refrigerator as a reminder to thaw my food 24 hours ahead of time. Typically right after the dishes are done, I check my menu plan and put new items into my thawing box and slash them off my freezer inventory.
We rotate the same breakfast items each week:
- Freezer waffles with fresh/frozen seasonal fruit or homemade syrup
- Homemade Crock pot yogurt with homemade granola
- Oatmeal with cranberries, walnuts and raw sugar
- Cheerios with bananas and milk
- Scrambled eggs and quick bread like banana or zucchini
We rotate leftovers, wraps, sandwiches and salads for lunch
Dinner this week:
- Crock pot potato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches
- Crock pot chili with meatballs, chips with cheese
- Salmon Patties, Quicker sweet potatoes, spinach salad
- Crock pot Pulled BBQ beef sandwiches, oven potato wedges
- Breakfast for dinner: freezer waffles, fruit, turkey bacon
- Steak and cheese subs, spinach salad
I over planned our menu last week so we have a lot of repeat meals, but that’s just fine with me. It’s less to buy at the grocery store, except dairy and fruit. Do you ever have one of those weeks? We had a fun dress up Halloween party and I brought pumpkin cake. I heated up some frozen chickadilla soup from a quart jar on a rainy Sunday. It’s been a busy blessed weekend making pancakes and waffles for our youth group of 75. Hopefully, this will be a slower week in the kitchen. God bless your week!
What’s freezer cooking at your house?