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 thing for the lunch boxes and some simple dinners for busy school nights. Over the next few weeks I will show how I fill the freezer, providing recipe cards, labels and a grocery lists to help you along. Join me, and lets fill our freezers together!
Each week will be focused on a specific type of meal. This week it is time for lunch! 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 lunch to freeze for your family. I will be baking double batches for my family, 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.
Printable grocery list.
The week’s freezer menu plan:
Sunday: Shop for groceries needed.
Tuesday: Bake Gluten Free Dairy Free Confetti Chicken Nuggets from this post. I will be serving some for dinner this evening and packing the rest cooled in freezer bags for future lunches. My favorite way to freeze these is to freeze nuggets in a single layer on a baking pan lined with parchment. When frozen, place the nuggets into freezer bag(s). Remove as much air as possible, seal, label bag and freeze. Do the presoak/overnight step of the Corn Dog Muffins for tomorrow.
Wednesday: Bake Gluten & Dairy Free Corn Dog Muffins (you can use hot dogs of your choice, pork, turkey or beef. I prefer to use nitrate free hot dogs.) from this post. Cool, place muffins 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 lunch recipe and freeze it. Or simply congratulate yourself and admire your freezer stash today! 🙂