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Freezer Cooking Day!

LAST UPDATED Saturday 6:50 P.M.

It’s Freezer Cooking Day for me! I love to stock my freezer with prepared foods, and meal helpers.

By meal helpers, I mean food that I can pull out that is prepared and ready to make into a meal. For example, dried beans that I have cooked, cooked chicken, cooked ground beef. It makes cooking a lot easier.

Here’s what I’m doing today:

Great Northern Beans 1 lb. – I cooked these in the crockpot overnight DONE
Pinto Beans 1 lb. – I cooked these in another crockpot overnight, mashed DONE

Cooked, deboned chicken
chicken leg quarters – DONE
Chicken breast – DONE

My plan also includes the following:

biscuits – unbaked – DONE
cupcakes – baked and frosted – DONE
chocolate chip cookies – DONE by daughter
pancakes – DONE by daughter
muffins – Might make Vanilla Muffins. I ended up making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins using pumpkin from the freezer. We grow our own, and I freeze it. These are delicious!

I’m making all of the above out of my pantry, without going shopping to do it. The chicken was already frozen raw, but as we’re getting half a cow in the next week, I need the empty the chest freezer. The cooked chicken will fit in the fridge freezers, I have 2 fridges. I plan on baking until I run out of flour.

It took me two days, (I’m moving very slowing these days)but I got everything done!

Here’s what’s in the freezer:
Chicken Broth – 2-8 cup bags, 1-6 cup bag & 6-1 cup containers
Cooked Chicken -8-3 cup bags of dark meat, (we used 3 cups for supper tonight) and 1 bag of white meat that has enough for about 10 meals for me.
Pinto Beans – 2 containers of mashed for refried beans
Great Northern Beans – 1-2 cup container & 4-1 cup containers
Biscuits – 38 frozen unbaked
Pancakes – 30, enough for 3 breakfasts
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins – 24 in freezer, 10 for breakfast in the morning, 1 for taste test….yummy!
Cupcakes – only 6 cupcakes
Chocolate Chip Cookies – only 1 dozen

I made all the above from what was already on had on hand. I need to get more snack foods in the freezer, but I can’t make anything else, until we get our 1/2 cow and I see how much freezer space I have left. I also want to try my hand at making homemade granola.

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  1. Sounds like a great plan!

  2. I've heard of vanilla cupcakes, but never vanilla muffins. I bet they're good!

  3. the vanilla muffins ARE good. Not nutritious in any way, but so yummy. I'll post the recipe next week.

  4. couponcookin says:

    I think I will try the vanilla cupcakes. They look great. Congratulations on the successful cooking day!