As you know by now from listening to me ramble, freezer cooking is an excellent way to close the gap between lengthy meal prep every night and a run through the take-out line. It’s also a great method to save money and eat a healthier diet.
I wrote a book a few years ago called Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook. It’s jam-packed with all manner of recipes and meal ideas as well as the basics for freezer cooking plus ten cooking plans of various time lengths.
Since it’s publication in 2012, I’ve also developed a number of EXTRA freezer cooking plans which include printable grocery lists and step-by-step instructions for preparing a multitude of meals at one time. Many recipes are available online, though some are exclusively available in Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook.
In case you’ve missed them in the past, here’s the round-up of cooking plans, according to the needs they fill. Stay tuned. Next week, I’ll be publishing a soups and stews plan that I tested last week. The house smelled amazing. And it only took 3 hours from start to finish with a fair amount of lull time in between, perfect for drinking coffee or dancing in the kitchen.
- Breakfasts on the Go – ready-to-eat breakfasts for busy mornings
- Cozy Winter Breakfasts – stick-to-your ribs oat dishes, granola, fruit-filled energy bars, and a variety of baking mixes
- Plus Basics Plan – lots of protein, a few casseroles, and even some granola
- Busy Nights – lots of casseroles and one-dish dinners to make supper times easy on busy nights
- Cold Weather and Company Dinners – get cozy at home with your folks or invite people in, this cooking plan has you covered
- Dinner on the Run – a round-up of meals for nights full of games, lessons, practices, and meetings
- Protein-Style Dinners – a menu plan filled with paleo and Whole30-friendly recipes
- Protein-Power in an Hour – a one-hour cooking plan
- Holiday Baking – a plethora of cookies and quick breads as well as a Pretzel Berry Cheesecake