This week, I have been trying my hand at doing a little freezer cooking when I am preparing things for the family. One of those happens to be my homemade waffles.
After making this batch of waffles, I had quite a few left over. Since my waffle maker cuts them into fourths, I just went ahead and took them apart and laid them in a single layer on a baking sheet so that they could freeze properly.
After freezing them, I put them in a ziplock bag and now all I have to do is pop a couple of these out of the freezer and put them in the toaster for a few minutes to thaw them and we have a super quick breakfast that is homemade and dee-licious!
Another thing you can do to help cut down on cooking time during the month and to add an extra meal to your menu planning is make a double batch of whatever your cooking. My tomato soup recipe is a good example of that.
This soup recipe makes a HUGE batch and if it is too much for one meal, freeze part of it and then later in the month, you can have another night of supper without having to cook! Simply pop it out of the freezer and into a soup pot and allow it to heat up. Supper served!
Another freezer tip is bread–like in rolls for dinner. I did this awhile back with my homemade cresent rolls.
This makes a huge batch of rolls. I baked them all the first day and then froze them in a single layer. Once they are frozen, I just put then in a freezer bag and take a few out when I need a roll for dinner. Or you can do like my daughter when she is wanting a bread fix. She will go to the freezer and get a roll out and pop it in the microwave and have her a roll with some butter!
I think I could get used to this freezer cooking thing. It takes time to prepare it that day, but you can reap the benefits later on of healthy cooked meals without having to grab fast food or going out to eat!
What about you? Have you been experimenting with freezer cooking? What have been your results?