How to Stock Your Freezer without Losing Your Mind

Think freezer cooking means marathon cooking sessions? I’m going to show you how to stock your freezer without losing your mind.

Fill your freezer and not break a sweat with my favorite ways to how to stock your freezer without losing your mind.

Does the thought of freezer cooking bring to mind counters covered with every pot, pan, and small appliance you own? Coupled with hours of cooking and seemingly endless rounds of dishwashing?

While this one way to fill your freezer I am going to show you have I stock mine in hardly any time at all.

How to Stock Your Freezer without Losing Your Mind

Make meal components

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Instead of making full on casseroles or other meals cook the protein or make another time consuming aspect of the dish. Keep browned and seasoned ground beef and chopped and shredded cooked chicken in the freezer. Pizza crusts, meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and seasoned and shaped burger patties are other tasty options.

You can also freeze cooked dried beans to use as a side or as the star in a meatless meal.

Double Up on Recipes You Know and Love

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Why not take advantage of the fact you’re already elbow deep in meatloaf or lasagna to have an extra one or two to freeze? Most of the time it doesn’t take any longer to make an extra

Smaller families may not even have to double some recipes to have enough for multiple meals. Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Shells and Football Casserole would be two meals for two or three people as written.

Marinate It

Ginger Garlic Grilled Pork Chops from cookingmimi.com

Whip up a batch of your favorite marinades, add protein, and freeze.
Some people have issues with texture depending on whether the acid used was lemon juice versus vinegar. However, I have used both acids and never had a problem.

My favorites to freeze are buttermilk herb chicken, tandoori style chicken, ginger garlic grilled pork chops, and easy Italian grilled chicken.

 Freezer Cook in an Hour

Both Money Saving Mom and Living Well, Spending Less have one hour cooking plan ideas. If you search your favorite search engine I am sure you can find even more plans.

One or more of these four easy ideas can help you stock your freezer with delicious home cooked meals for your family.

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Comments

  1. This is definitely a timely post for me! Pinned. Thanks.

  2. I definitely do some of these already! I do freeze cooked beans. Have been trying to stop buying canned beans. I do the same with homemade chicken stock. I also double up on recipes so I can freeze some, especially things like soup or chili.
    ~Sheila
    Making the Most of Every Day

  3. I love doubling a recipe I’m already planning to make for supper. I also like to bake a sheet pan full of chicken breasts or thighs, shred them, and freeze for use in recipes later.

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