Fill your freezer in four weeks – Treats and Desserts Week

by angelaskitchen on August 26, 2012

Gluten & Dairy Free Pumpkin Streusel Bars

I love having frozen meals ready to pop out and serve for dinner.  However, I don’t have the time (or inclination) to devote two entire days a month to cooking my family’s meals.  Do you like the idea of freezer cooking, but don’t want to invest the large block of time?  Try what I do and put a couple of things in the freezer each week to prepare for the next month.  School is starting up next month, so I need a few things in the freezer to help with the transition.  Some breakfast items, some things for the lunch boxes and some simple dinners for busy school nights.  Over the past few weeks I showed how I am filling the freezer for back-to-school time, providing recipe cards, labels and grocery lists to help you along.  This week it is all about the treats and desserts.  Join me, and lets fill our freezers together!

The below treats are great for family nights dessert or for lunchbox treats or snacks.  You will make single, double, etc. batches of one item per day, cool and package it, leaving Friday free to either catch up or for cooking up a favorite freezable dinner to freeze for your family.  I will be baking double batches, but each recipe card and the grocery list has amounts written out for one, two, three or four times batch amounts so you can choose how much you would like to make yourself.  Of course,  if you would prefer not to bake up treats, this is also a great catch up week to cook up somethings you may have missed over the past three weeks (breakfast, lunches or dinner) or sit back and congratulate yourself on the things you already stocked in your freezer and enjoy your week relaxing with your family or reading a good book over a cup of tea.  🙂

Printable grocery list and printable freezer labels are coming soon.  They aren’t finished as I am heading to the State Fair with my family.  🙂  Thanks for your patience!

 

The week’s freezer menu plan:

Sunday:  Shop for groceries needed.

Monday:  Assemble and bake Pumpkin Streusel Bars from this post.  After cooled, slice bars and either individually seal in small bags or plastic wrap and place in a larger freezer safe container or large freezer bag OR simply layer the bars in a freezer safe container laying waxed paper between the layers of bars.  Seal, label and freeze.

Tuesday:  Assemble and bake Gluten Free Allergen Free Brownie Bites from this post. After cooled, either individually seal in small bags or plastic wrap and place in a larger freezer safe container or large freezer bag OR simply layer the brownie bites in a freezer safe container laying waxed paper between the layers of brownies.  Seal, label and freeze.

Wednesday:  Assemble and bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies from this post.   After cooled, slice bars and either individually seal in small bags or plastic wrap and place in a larger freezer safe container or large freezer bag OR simply layer the bars in a freezer safe container laying waxed paper between the layers of bars.  Seal, label and freeze.

Thursday:  Assemble and bake Maple Cinnamon Granola from this post.  Cool, place meatballs in freezer bags, remove as much air as possible, seal, label bag and freeze.

Friday:  If you had a busy week, today is a good time to catch up on something you haven’t baked and frozen yet.  Or you can make up a favorite freezable treat recipe and freeze it.  Or simply congratulate yourself and admire your freezer stash today!  🙂

 

Don’t miss the breakfastlunch, or dinner freezer posts if you need more than dinners for your back-to-school prep.  Join me next week when we cook up some snacks and treats.  See you then!

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