Sunday, July 31, 2011

Want to see my freezer?!

I've been cranking out the freezer meals this week and my freezer is almost full. And beautiful. Full and beautiful. I've manage to freeze a months worth of dinners and lunches and a few weeks worth of breakfasts in 1 week. I'm liking this "Once a Month" cooking. It does take a bit of planning and time but the freezer doesn't lie...


I'll break it down for you, but FIRST, check out my new Cuisinart pot!


Yes, it's sexy...I know...and so does the pot. Seductress!

Ok, a few of the freezer meals I've prepared in the last WEEK include the following: Two bags of marinated steak strips, Thai chicken with peanut sauce, lemon-glazed chicken breasts, buttermilk ranch chicken, Tuscan chicken, Italian smothered chicken, Beef Stew, 4 trays of enchiladas (one of which we had for dinner, muahaha), turkey ranch burgers, 2 turkey meatloaf's, 2 dozen turkey meatballs, 2 chicken pot pies, 2 beef pot pies, 1 tray of lasagna, and 4 single servings of lasagna, two homemade frozen pizzas, 6 single serving stuffed cabbage rolls, 2 bags of spaghetti meat sauce, bags of chopped cilantro and green onions, blueberry waffles, 2lbs cooked bacon, 10 breakfast burritos, and 10 chicken burritos.

WHEW! I'm exhausted just WRITING it out! Lord knows how I managed to do all that and chase two small kids around, but I did it. I just did a little every day while the girls napped and after they went to bed. And the easy stuff that I thought June would enjoy, I let her help. She's a great helper in the kitchen.


Ahhhh!!! The tortilla bandit!! Where is my Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and a thing which tells time, when I NEED IT? Oh well, I can take her...I think. Oh and by the way, if you got the Red Ryder air rifle reference, then you're awesome.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

That freezer is amazing!

The Virtuous Wife said...

Thanks! I love showing it to people that come over...is that weird? "Hey! Check out my FREEZER!!"

Leah said...

will you be posting the recipes? or have a link for where you found them- the chicken ones sound delic!!! I have Wednesday set aside to do some cooking- doing our favorite banana muffins to freeze(normally we just eat them all:)whole wheat chocoloate chip pancakes(love these for breakfast!) and couple batches of homemade granola bars for school lunches- favorite of my kiddos and hubby! and going to try new one for the breakfast burritoes..

Anonymous said...

"You'll shoot your eye out!"
-raenbow

The Virtuous Wife said...

Leah- I use the cookbook "Don't Panic- Dinner's in the Freezer." I have done a dozen or so recipes from it but I've learned a lot just reading through the tips, tricks, and rules of freezer cooking that they discuss in the beginning of the book. I'll be happy to post my personal recipes, though.

Raenbow- YOU. ARE. AWESOME. Kindred spirits, you and I.

Leah said...

thanks for the info on the cookbood! I hate buying them if they arent worth it but if you got some of those recipes from there I will have to pick it up! also looking forward to any of your personal recipes! I have been cooking mainly from recipes I have found on some of my fav blogs this past month and my family has loved every one of them so far!! but i do want to start doing freezer meals besides my breakfast and breads...think this is a great time to find me a new freezer-lol...