Keep Track of What’s in the Freezer

It’s great to have a full freezer, but unless you know what’s IN your freezer and actually serve it for supper, it’s not really a help to you. And if you have a large freezer, it can be easy to forget what you have or how long it’s been there. I defrost my freezer at […]

Store Up Apples for Winter — in the Freezer

Apple season is one of our favorites. I’ve lost count as to how many pounds of apples I’ve bought so far this year. But, I think we’re up to at least 100 pounds. At 77 cents/pound, it’s a steal. We’ve eaten lots of apples fresh. But, I’ve also stored up apples for winter, spring, and […]

Freeze Compound Butters for Easy and Instant Flavor

A compound butter is nothing more than good old fashioned butter, softened and combined with herbs, garlic, citrus zest, fruit, and/or cheese. They are fabulous additions to grilled meats or vegetables dishes; the butter melts and creates an instant sauce. They are delicious stirred into mashed potatoes or soups. They are tasty spreads for breads […]

Freeze Meal Components for Extra Variety

Freezer meals can take on extra variety when you prepare components that can be mixed and matched in different ways. Traditionally, freezer meals were just a stack of casseroles in the freezer. Kind of like a stack of TV dinners, freezer meals were considered “complete”. That was part of the convenience package. I love casseroles. […]

Forget Canned Soup. Freeze Your Own.

Forget the can. Make your own soup and freeze it. It tastes better and it’s healthier for you, too. Soup is good food. It’s been years since I bought canned soup on a regular basis. My family doesn’t even like it anymore. Homemade soup is so much better tasting and better for you. Why buy […]

Freezer Bags & How to Seal Them

I use freezer bags to pack many of my meals and meal components for freezing. Last year, I bought a ton of them on Christmas clearance and paid a couple pennies a bag. I wash and reuse the ones that I’ve used for baked goods. If raw meat or messy sauces have been in them, […]

Get a Freezer Alarm

A freezer alarm can alert you when the things get too hot in the freezer. Once upon a time, our freezer was connected to a GFI outlet. And the breaker popped. And we didn’t know it. Three days later when I went to get something from the freezer, I found a big soggy mess. I […]

Chill Foods Completely Before Freezing

For best texture and reduced freezer burn, chill foods completely before freezing. This is what my refrigerator looks like on a busy freezer cooking day. When I tackle a large freezer cooking session, I find refrigerator storage to be a challenge. I need to use the fridge to store all the groceries I’ve bought, thaw those […]