The focus this month at R16:16 has been getting organized for the new year. What better way to get off to a good start than to fill your freezer with healthy meals?
I can’t begin to tell you what a blessing freezer cooking has been to family since our second child was born. It frees up time for us to spend together and cuts down on the number of last minute dinners from a sack. As a mom, it makes me feel better about how I take care of my family.
There are three basic ways to stock your freezer. The first way is to make extra batches of what you’re preparing that night for dinner to freeze for another night. This works well with soups, meats and chili. The second is to have a big cooking day and assemble a whole bunch of meals. This would be great to do with a friend. The third is prepping crockpot meals that you can just thaw and pour into a crockpot. These are super fast, but solve the “What’s for dinner?” crisis that we all have from time to time. I like to do a combination of all three.
To read the rest of my freezer cooking post and see some of my favorite tried and true freezer recipes like General Tso’s Crockpot Chicken and Baked Ravioli, visit me at Imitation by Design. You can also follow me on Facebook or Pinterest.