Thursday, October 20, 2011

Freezer Meals!

I'm now in the process of working on freezer meals. I'm emptying out my pantry for the my monthly menu next month and putting everything in the freezer. I love the ease of pulling something already made out of the freezer and warming it up! It's so nice! I'm thinking that with a baby due in a few months and the holiday season coming up, that it would be nice to have a month supply of freezer meals in the freezer.

Thoughts on freezer meals:

-you only need 1-3 days to cook enough of food for a whole month;
-you need just a few minutes to take the food out of the freezer and put into the oven;
-you will benefit to your health by eating home-made, fresh meals every day, plus you know what is in each recipe and dish that you made;
-you will have a bunch of different meals to choose from;
you will never be caught off guard by unexpected guests - you just run to the freezer, grab what you want and warm up your dinner - perfect!;
-you will save on your groceries, electricity bills and last minute trips to the store or to McDonald's to pick up something "quick for supper";
-and personally my favorite reason for making freezer meals: you will have every evening free, to enjoy your favorite activities, spend with your family or just relax after a busy day.

These meals come in so handy when I'm tired after a long day of teaching, especially when the thought of spending time standing at the stove cooking dinner and washing a bunch of dishes after the meal from all the cooking doesn't appeal to me.

You can freeze meals for breakfast, lunch and supper. I love pulling out a pan of homemade cinnamon rolls and warming them up for a fresh warm breakfast treat! I also enjoy making homemade breakfast quiches, which is so nice for a quick morning breakfast when you want something different than the quick boxed breakfast cereal or granola. You can even freeze granola if you want to, although homemade granola if stored currently in a glass jar with a lid or airtight container will keep it good and fresh for at least 2 weeks. I must admit, that I have never tried freezing granola, but I have read that it does work and I'm thinking that I'll be giving it a try this upcoming month. Waffles are another great freezer food for quick breakfasts!

I'll be back later to post pictures and recipes for the meals I just finished making!

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