So far the freezer cooking has been going ok. I have broken most of the major rules though, my biggest mistake, going to no less than 3 grocery stores yesterday morning before I'd even started cooking. In my defense, the Wholesale Club was out of lean ground beef on Thursday night and I couldn't find a good deal until Friday morning (Save-On-Foods, $1.89/lb.) So of course I had to buy about 20lbs.
So far I have made:
3 x Chili
3 x Pasta Sauce
4 x Veggie Burger Soup
3 x Shepherd's Pie (with Yams and Mozza instead of Potatoes and Cheddar)
3 x Garlic Bread (Store-bought French Bread, just added garlic butter)
10 lbs of Mushrooms, Washed/Sliced/Frozen ($1.56/lb. Plus a $1.00 Coupon for buying the whole flat)
2 x Marinating Steaks
One of the biggest challenges for us is that we are feeding usually 5 adults dinner and trying to pack 4 adult-sized lunches for work the next day. No kid-sized portions here yet.
Still on the agenda for tonight: Maccaroni and Cheddar Casserole with Broccoli, Cream of Yam and Bacon Soup, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Biscuits, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tomorrow is my day off. I'll be attempting my first freezer cooking, or batch cooking, day. I am planning to make a couple of meatloaves, some meatballs, lots of pasta sauces (white and red), chili, soups, biscuits, garlic bread and maybe some muffins and cookies. Wish me luck!