April 29, 2010
My tip is to organize and plan, and in this post I want to let you know where I’m personally headed with that. I would like to do some bulk baking and cooking, freezing the items for later use. With that in mind I purchased these 32 Oz Plastic Freezer Jars which I found at KMart, as well as the 16 oz Freezer Jars. My goal is to make enchilada sauce and cook some beans to go in the smaller containers. My friend Lynn did a great video this week on cooking dried beans. I’ll probably use the larger containers for chicken stock, and maybe spaghetti sauce.
I mentioned Sunday in my post on autoimmune diseases, that I’ve been dealing with fatigue due to thyroid problems the past couple of months. I’ve seen a little improvement so far, but I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to do before hot weather sets in. If I can, I would like to make and freeze:
- hamburger buns
- focaccia bread
- pizza crust
- hot pockets
- shredded chicken
- ground beef & onions
- shredded beef
- enchilada sauce
- spaghetti sauce
- breakfast casserole
- chicken stock
I think I should start with a baking day. Is anyone interested in joining me?
Labels: freezer cooking
I love having ready to go stuff on hand. In addition to items you already named I like to freeze: waffles, loaves of bread, Cookie dough and rolls/bread sticks.
I also wanted to let you know that I tried your "Sorghum Bread again" recipe and it turned out really nice. I used 3 eggs instead and modified it slightly for my kitchen aid mixer. I don't have a bread machine so I baked it in the oven. It came out beautiful!
So sorry to hear about your thyroid issues. That was my first autoimmune disease that was discovered (Graves' Disease) then Celiac, then DH... OYE! Thyroid problems are rough, they can take the life right out of you. I hope you feel better soon!
I have been dabbling in freezer cooking too (it's a life save for busy days). I make huge quantities of meatballs at a time, then freeze so I can pull out as needed. I also freeze meatloaf, and soups but want to do more, like freeze my own cooked dried beans!
So yes, I would LOVE to join you on this!
I definitely am agreeing with the idea of a baking day. So far since the celiac diagnosis I've been trying to bake something each week.
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