Thursday, August 11, 2016
This summer, I've been wanting to get back to some freezer cooking. I love having entree items especially that are quick and easy to pull out and with school starting it is time to get back into some routines!
First, I wrote down a list of everything that I've frozen in the past and/or think would freeze well. I kind of have a usual mental list of things that I like to keep in the freezer and this is where that began.
Then, I started adding things to my freezer over the past several weeks. I did not do a big marathon cooking session, but rather put marinade in with frozen chicken and froze so it is ready to quickly pull out or cooked and cut up chicken, things like that.
When my Mom was here this summer she mentioned wondering if a freezer inventory would help me - I didn't really think it would at the moment because I thought I'd have trouble maintaining it. But the more I've thought about it, I decided to give it a try!
This is pretty much identical to the handwritten one only much more organized! There are various freezer item categories and then I've marked what we have on hand now and left spaces for adding things to the freezer in the future.
One thing I've been trying to do is make two and freeze one when I'm already cooking rather than try and do 25 or 30 freezer meals in one long day.
If this freezer inventory interests you, here is a shareable link to my document. It is so lovely to see what I have ready to pull out and also helps me to see what items I may need to stock up on during a sale or when I have time to make an extra dinner.
The hardest part of freezer cooking is I never want to use it because then I will have to start over again! Haha!
Do you keep a freezer inventory?