I love being in my kitchen. I love cooking. But some days it feels sooooOooooo good to pull something homemade from the freezer. No work. No mess. Food we love.
Lately I've been cooking two or three freezable items on each weekend. I love when our freezer is packed with goodness. Like this...
(please keep in mind that these are quick phone pictures. nothing pretty)
Meatballs. I did four trays last weekend. Froze them and bagged them up. Great over pasta, perfect in a grinder, and Anna love Italian meatball soup.
I make these turkey, cranberry breads for the girls. I cut them in triangles and they fill lunchboxes throughout the week or are perfect for an after school snack.
Always on the weekend a crockpot of chicken. I season boneless, skinless and then we have it for salads, in wraps, and sometimes I toss some in a quick noodle soup.
Refrigerator rolls. You make the dough ahead of time (on the weekend for me) and then it stays in the frig for a week. You simply scoop the number of dinner rolls you want, pop em in the oven and you have hot rolls.
Chocolate Sandwich cookies for lunchboxes
A triple batch of pasta sauce. I like to freeze it in big baggies. One baggie is enough for one dinner for us. Perfect!
Scott's snack mix. He makes this for me every Sunday. It has no sugar but is sweetened with the dried fruit. (I have blood sugar issues and really have to watch my sugar levels) It's packed with protein since it bakes int he oven with egg whites (extra protein) And it tastes sO good (cocoa powder, coconut flakes, yum) He created and has perfected this mix for me over many months. I can't live without it.
For Anna and I. I make a tray or two of these rainbow egg cups. I frig em and they are perfect for breakfast or even after school.
"Daddy cookies" I've been making these forever. It's a mix of two recipes. Oatmeal chocolate chip and Toll House Chip cookies. I like to make two sizes. Smaller ones for fitting in lunch box bentos and bIg ones for Scott at night with his tea.
For dinner every Tuesday (Tuesday is our busy night) We make a double batch of this chicken and have it for dinner Tuesday night and cut up in salads throughout the week.
Food planning and preparing is not always fun but it is always more than worth it! Pick a few of your favorite recipes and make one ahead for the week. It makes the school week so much happier. I still cook dinner every night but I love having a few go - to meals just in case. Because there is always a 'just in case' needed.