Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August Freezer Cooking - Part 2

I am back with some good news...my freezer cooking is finally complete! Whew, it sure was a lot of work, but well worth it!

Here is a final picture of my food...although a couple of things didn't make it in the picture.

Here is everything I made:

Shredded BBQ Chicken - 3 meals
Taco Meat - 5 meals
Beef Cabbage Soup - 3 meals
Pizza Dough - 3
Bean and Cheese Burritos - 15
Breakfast Burritos - 15
Refried Beans - 6
Cooked Pinto Beans - 3 bags
Italian Beef - 1 meal
Granola - a lot

If you are new to the concept of freezer cooking, you can read more about it here. I wrote a little on the subject last fall when I first started the blog.

I get so many questions on this subject that I am thinking of doing a 'freezer series"!

How about you? Do you have any freezer questions?

If so, leave me a comment or send me an e-mail!

I would love to hear from you!!


Jessica said...

GREAT JOB! I love the feeling of having a full freezer and having a night off of cooking during the week!

Misty said...

WOW! Awesome job! I am jealous of your stocked freezer now. :) You've inspired me to whip up some freezer cooking frenzy around here...

kimi said...

That is awesome!!

Michele said...

I have tons of questions I don't freezer cook but I would love to start.
1. What can't you freeze? 2. How long can you keep items in the freezer? 3. Is it easier to start with one item at a time? beef one day then chicken? 4.How do you protect from freezer burn?

That is just the start of the questions I have/ :)

Katie said...


I know, there is a lot to learn when it comes to freezer cooking. For now you can read the link to what I have written in the past.

I am starting to work on a whole sereis on the subject...so if you have any more question...ask away, so I can make sure I answer everything for you.

I know you will love freezer cooking!!! Hopefully you can get started soon...

Katie said...

Misty...for the ten millionth time, girl...just let me know and I will come over and cook away with you.

I guess we can start next time there is a big meat sale!!

Lauren said...

Do your freezer cooking supplies come out of your grocery budget?

I want to start, but can't really afford to spend more than my regular grocery budget on supplies.

Katie said...


I do buy my freezer groceries out of my regular $40 budget.

What I try to do is stock up on meat and other supplies when they are on sale.

Then I take a look in my stockpile for items that I can use.

This usually limits my list to just a few items that I need to purchase.

If you are just starting in the whole stockpile/coupon thing you may want to consider saving a little out of your budget each week. Pretty soon you will have enough to start. Or you could also jsut double a meal...if you are making a pot of soup...double it for the freezer. Little by little you will have a fully stocked freezer.

Misty said...

I've heard of a lot of people starting freezer cooking like that... making tow meatloaves, one now and one for the freezer, or like Katie said 2 pots of chili... Starting small works great when you are first starting, especially when it all can be overwhelming. :)

Katie, you are ON! The next time there is a meat sale, your phone will be ringing... especially now that school is back in. :)

Julie said...

I love the idea of doing this...will have to try when I've got lots of energy :)

Katie said...


Yes, it does take a lot of energy. Every time I do it I feel like...man, that took too much time. I will say, though, that through the month I really enjoy the time I don't have to spend in the kitchen.

Start small!

Val said...

Wow, this is so smart!! I need to start doing this. Thanks for a great post!

Katie said...

Thanks Val, let me know if you have any questions about getting started...

Tiffanee said...

WOW!! So impressive. You will be so thankful on those busy nights. I really need to jump on this bandwagon!!

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