This post is about two weeks overdue. I started some freezer cooking before Christmas, took pictures of my progess, then never got around to posting about it. :)
During this particular freezer cooking session, I practiced the “Cook Once Eat Twice” method. If you have never tried this, you really must. It is a huge time saver!
The basic idea is this: If you’re planning to make a recipe, if at all possible, at least double the recipe so that you can freeze the second batch for another time. I love doing this and find that it is the simplest way to get healthy foods into the freezer for quick, effortless meals in the future.
To start this freezer cooking session, I mixed up a triple batch of Whole Wheat Tortillas. In the meantime, Malachi finished the final page of first semester’s math book. He was so excited!
(Oops, I forgot to mention – before I started making the tortillas, I put several pounds of hamburger meat in a pot to brown. Okay…carry on.)
Once the tortillas and hamburger meat were finished cooking, I made two pans of Cheesy Salsa Enchiladas. Then I used the rest of the meat/salsa mixture and the remaining tortillas to make Meat and Cheese Burritos.
Once that was all finished, I made a double batch of Giant Breakfast Cookies. These are great to eat fresh, and great for freezing for future breakfasts and snacks. Even if I forget to thaw them the night before we plan to eat them, they defrost quickly in a toaster oven.
Now that our Christmas Break is coming to an end, I’m hoping to put a few more items in the freezer, such as:
I’ll update you as I get these projects tackled. :)
Have you been doing any extra cooking/freezing lately?