Freezer Cooking

Kacie asked if I could compile a post regarding freezer cooking. So I did even better than that. I compiled a list of the websites that got me started. Most of these links are for bulk cooking and OAMC (once a month cooking). The links below include many great freezable meals.

I have never attempted OAMC but, have pre-cooked enough meals for one to two weeks at a time. Two weeks of not having to make dinner in exchange for a couple of hours in the kitchen on a Saturday or Sunday works for me.

The big thing about OAMC or freezer cooking is that you must have the space to store food (which I have) and the storage containers (which I don’t have). I have used Ziploc but have had an accident with the bag bursting prior to freezing.

Once I accumulate enough storage containers I will probably begin OAMC. So once you have storage space, storage containers and a few key recipes get in that kitchen and start cooking.

The first time may be very time consuming and unorganized, but after you get a system going things will run smoothly. Soon you’ll be able to cook two weeks worth of food in about four hours (including clean-up).

Bethany

Beef Recipes

From Anne’s Recipe Box

Cheryl Lindsey

More meals

Bulk Cooking by Jennia Hart

Menus4moms

Chrissy’s OAMC

There are also some neat ideas for freezer cooking at this link and here on freezer cooking in general.

Comments

  1. Lee Ann Kaplan says

    Once a Month Mom is a great resource for freezer cooking. they have monthly menus and cooking day directions, freezer labels for you to print…. huge resource and fantastic recipes. also have gluten free, whole foods, diet and traditional menus.

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  2. Earthmommy says

    Thanks for posting this! I have tons of containers but no space right now. However in the near future we are planning on investing in a second freezer for our garage so at that point I will definately be giving this a try!

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  3. Cherish the Home says

    Thank you for this post. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try but the idea was a bit overwhelming to me.

    Oh and also, thank you for saying this:

    “The first time may be very time consuming and unorganized, but after you get a system going things will run smoothly.”

    After reading that it made me think, “Even if it doesn’t go smoothly, it will eventually so go ahead and give it a try.” (o;

    Very encouraging!

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  4. Kacie says

    That’s really helpful! Thank you for compiling that. I’m going to start cooking some meals in advance to get a hang of it, and then later this year before my baby is due, I’m going to cook up a storm and fill my freezer with dinners and goodies.

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