Based on many emails and comments I receive regarding your desire to eat healthier foods…I’m convinced that more of you would take the plunge if preparing healthy food was more convenient for you. So, I’m working hard to figure out more healthy meals and treats that can be prepared ahead of time, frozen, and pulled out to eat in a hurry. Scroll through these posts to read through the ideas and recipes I currently have on my site.
Hey, as nice as it may sound that I’m doing this for you…really and truly my family and I are the ones benefiting. ALL the food I made and froze a few weeks ago has been SO nice to have on hand on days we have places to go and people to see. I actually STILL have Pizza Pockets, Cheesy Beef and Rice, Beef and Cheese Burritos and Whole Wheat and Honey Zucchini Bread in the freezer from the last Cooking/Baking Marathon. I also have three bags of Chicken Fried Steak Strips made up and ready to cook up quickly!
My favorite benefit of having convenience foods in the freezer is how it helps with the challenge of trying to get school work done and feed hungry boys at the same time. Ready-to-heat-up healthy lunches have been WONDERFUL to have on hand!!
So…Here’s my new list of freezer foods to try:
- Pre-made Turkey Sausage Patties (Now that I know that it’s okay to thaw and refreeze raw meat one time…I’m going to make up several batches of this sausage to make for some easy breakfasts/lunches.)
- Breakfast Burritos (I make lunch type burritos…why not make some sausage-egg-cheese burritos while I’m working up the sausage?)
- Whole Wheat Tortillas (Okay, these aren’t new for me to try, but if I’m going to make burritos…I’ll need to make a batch or two of tortillas. Also, it’s ALWAYS nice to have extra tortillas on hand for quesadillas – especially these Melting Snowflakes this time of year! Therefore, I’ll probably go a little Tortilla Crazy and make four or five batches of these awesome tasting tortillas this weekend.)
Beyond these foods…I’m planning on making Peanut Butter to have in the fridge for next week. (If you haven’t ever made homemade peanut butter, you HAVE to try it and see how EASY and DELICIOUS it is!!).
I’m also going to keep working on making homemade ketchup. I’m still not entirely pleased with the recipe I’ve come up with…which, if you have been wondering, is why I haven’t shared it yet! I’m still tweaking. And tasting. And tweaking some more.
I’ll share with you early next week how the weekend of cooking and preparing went!
Are you doing any cooking/baking this weekend?