As I mentioned yesterday, I am not going to be able to finish my freezer stocking session. But, I did want to share what I had planned to do for those of you who have written to say you're cooking along with what I post!
On Day Two - I mentioned that I had cooked and cut up a bunch of chicken. I had planned to make that into:
Poppy Seed Chicken (divided into two 8x8 pans)
1 c. portions for the freezer
What I did instead is to bag the chicken into 1 c. portions - I sure didn't want all that chicken to go to waste just sitting in my fridge!
I also planned to make two loaves of Banana Bread, to steam broccoli and divide it into 1 c. portions and to cut up the green pepper for the fajitas and for topping pizza. I did get the green peppers sliced and frozen over the weekend.
Tonight, I'm planning to make something with broccoli and am hoping to just steam it all and get that in the freezer as well.
I will say that the work I did last week has already come in handy! Last night we had tacos, I pulled out the pre-cooked and divided ground beef and it was a very quick dinner. I also wanted something home baked for dessert and pulled out a few cookies for an after-dinner treat. Delicious and very little effort!
Thanks for all the great questions, ideas and suggestions throughout this freezing series! I am certainly no expert on freezing meals, so will undoubtedly learn a few things from this - like what freezes well and what doesn't. If you're interested, there is a lot of good discussion among the comments in my past posts, so check those out for more info!