Cook once and eat twice when you double dinner and freeze half.
One of the easiest, most pain-free ways to fill your freeze is to double dinner. That’s it. Just make a double batch tonight. Then freeze half.
Okay, so if dinner is a cheese souffle, that’s probably not going to work. But, these kinds of dinners can all be easily doubled and the frozen:
- baked ziti, spaghetti, rigatoni, manicotti (cook the noodles al dente as they will soften further during freezing)
- taco filling
- grilled chicken or steak
- pulled pork
- pasta sauce
- roast meats
- macaroni and cheese
Do this a couple nights a week and by the end of the month you’ll be able to take a week or two off from cooking. Easy peasy.
31 Days of Freezer Cooking
For more ideas about how to make freezer cooking work for you, follow along with us here in October as I post 31 Days of Freezer Cooking. You can see past posts here.
For even more Freezer Cooking how-to’s you can also buy my book, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook.