Freezing Meals in Bulk
Sorry I'm a little late with this post. I worked today and seriously I am pretty useless after a full day of work outside the home. I'm hoping I'll adjust soon since I'll be working a lot this summer while my husband is off.
So that leads me to my Future Project Friday feature. In previous Future Project Fridays, I've featured home decor and craft projects. Today's feature is a little different.
As I've been working more this summer, I've decided that cooking when I get home from work is not an option. My husband does a great job of taking care of the kids all day while I'm at work and he is more than willing to cook dinner when I get home (isn't he awesome?). However, since his specialty is mac 'n cheese and hot dogs (no offense, honey), I feel I need to come up with another plan.
Then I remembered reading about Bekki at The Little Red Hen when she was guest posting at Tatertots and Jello. Anyway she was talking about how she cooks 3 month's worth of meals at a time and freezes them.
Now granted, I may not be able to start out by cooking for 3 months at a time, but Bekki started out slowly and maybe I could too. Not only does it save her time each night, but it also keeps them from eating out (which is one of our weaknesses) because there's always something prepared.
I also recently came across this great post about freezing meals over at Vermillion Rules. She also posted this follow up with more great tips.
Anyway, I'd love to try to start doing this. I think it would make life a lot easier...whether I'm working or not! I recently made these Turkey Pesto Meatballs (which were DELICIOUS, by the way) and I froze half of them. So I guess in a way, I've already started!
How about you? Do you freeze meals? Any tips/recipes to share? Do you cook for a week? a month? more?