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Freezer Cooking Session

I started my freezer cooking yesterday when I boiled 10 pounds of chicken leg quarters. I put 3 – 3 cup bags into the freezer.  I used 4 cups of the chicken to make 2 Chicken Bacon Subs. I can’t wait to try these. lol I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to leave this in the freezer. They look so good!

I also got 2 – 8 cups bags of chicken broth, and 1 – 2 1/2 cup bag put in the freezer. Which I bagged up today, after scooping the fat off the top this morning.

I cooked one pound of bacon, using 1/2 cup in the subs, and placing the rest of the slices in the freezer.

Today I cooked 1 pound of Great Northern Beans, which yielded 3 – 2 cup bags of cooked beans in the freezer.I also cooked 2 pounds of Kidney Beans, which yielded 6 – 2 cup bags of cooked beans in the freezer.

I made these Cheddar Cheese Coins They can be frozen, either the raw dough or the baked coins. I froze them after baking. I did sample one (ok, two!), and it (they) was (were) so good! I think these are going to be a new family favorite. You know, when I actually take them out of the freezer and let them try them. lol I put 60 of the little crackers in the freezer. If I’m careful with rationing, I might be able to get 2 snacks out of them. I think I will double the recipe next time, and I think I’ll cut them just a little thinner.

I got 3 – 2 1/2 dozen bags of my favorite Chocolate Cookies in the freezer, also. I kept over 2 dozen out of the freezer, also. See, I do let them eat!

I didn’t get the meatloaf done today. I will make that tomorrow. I have 5 pounds of hamburger, and I’m planning on making 3 meatloafs. One for dinner tomorrow, and 2 for the freezer.    Edit: My son helped me make the meatloafs and there are now 2 residing in my freezer.  :)

I’m happy with the amount of food I got in the freezer. Even though in the past I would have been able to crank that amount out in one morning, instead of spread out over three days. When I didn’t have to sit down in between everything, or work sitting at the table. I’m just thankful to have this much done to make things easier on the days I don’t feel well enough to cook.

Anybody have any must great freezer recipes I should try?

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  1. wow – I am in awe over what you have frozen. I am just getting ready to try freezer cooking. Could you tell me some of the easiest things you have found to freeze. (I am not a great cook so it has to be easy) Thank you for this great post! I am looking forward to reading more and learning a lot from you!

  2. I make those cheddar cheese coins for my Christmas Eve party and they're always a hit. Those subs look amazing, but who can resist anything with bacon, LOL?

  3. Sarah @ Mum In Bloom says:

    Dropping by from Frugal Fridays…You have lots of good freezer cooking ideas this week! Very inspiring. I'm slowing beginning to meal plan & find it easier just to do freezer cooking. This week I made 2 chicken pot pies & put one in the freezer, and today I made a lasagna… 1 step at a time, eh?

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