Here’s a look at an easy way to make freezer food!
During the days leading up to the fall season, I try to put some ready-made food into the freezer to help with the busiest of the busy days. The trick with this is that I can barely put a meal on the table as it is, much less work extra to get ahead. So here’s what I did!
Easy Way to Make Freezer Food (Without Trying!)
As I made meals and snacks in June and July, I made extra on purpose. Then, instead of eating leftovers in the days after we had originally eaten the meal, I immediately froze leftovers to pull out in August and September. Here are some examples of what I made:
Our six littlest kids gobble up Sloppy Joes, which means that there’s no whining at meal-time when I make these! One summer lunch, I made a huge batch of sloppy joe meat, then froze the leftovers to use on a busy soccer night.
I made two huge lasagnas for a family reunion and had enough extra ingredients to make a 9×13 pan for our freezer.
I made a quadruple batch of these bars and froze a bunch to use for quick breakfasts and snacks.
I used my favorite method of cooking meat and cooked seven pounds of hamburger to use in any meal we need. (There’s a big list here of ideas for ways to use cooked hamburger meat.) I froze the cooked meat in baggies for the freezer.
We had Tator Tot Casserole for dinner one night and I made a super large pan so that I could freeze a large portion of leftovers.
I made a batch of these breakfast cookies one morning and froze all the leftovers to use on a busy school morning.
In summary, I didn’t do any “freezer cooking” except for feeding my family regular meals and then freezing the leftovers for use another day. It’s the easiest way to fill the freezer without extra effort!
I’ve been doing this for over 30 years now, and it’s been a lifesaver when things get out of control. It’s also a lovely feeling knowing I can pull a meal out or friends in need.
I do this too!