I just had a cooking and baking day last week, but I need more meal starters in the freezer. It makes meals so much easier when you can pull out parts of the meal that have already been cooked.
I often make completed meals for the freezer also. Lasagna, meatloaf and the like. I like having the meal parts frozen separately so I can mix them up to make different meals.
Here’s what I’m going to make today:
Great northern beans
package up chicken broth that I made on Tuesday
debone and package chicken that I cooked on Tuesday
Yesterday, when I was cooking the meat for spaghetti, I cooked extra and put it in the freezer.
One 3 cup bag
One 4 cup bag
I will be happy to have all these in the freezer, just waiting for meal times.
UPDATE 4:30 – the brown rice, white rice, kidney beans and great northern beans, are all cooked and bagged. I’m going to debone the chicken now, then get it and the broth bagged.
I’ll be back later with a final count and pictures.
UPDATE 7:45 – I ended up using some of the chicken and broth to make soup for supper. Frozen veggies, and cut up leftover baked potatoes make a quick soup.
Here’s the count:
3 – 2 cup bags of Great northern beans
3 – 2 cup bags of kidney beans
2 – 2 cup bags of brown rice
2 – 3 cup bags of brown rice
2 – 4 cup bags of brown rice
1 – 2 cup bag of white rice
4 – 3 cup bags of white rice
3 – 4 cup bags of white rice
I’m glad to have those in the freezer. Next week, I think I’ll try to get some assembled meals in the freezer.