I’ve always been intrigued by freezer cooking, the method of cooking multiple meals at a time and freezing them. I know that having frozen meals in the freezer definitely makes life easier and dinner prep a breeze. Plus, it frees up my time to focus on preparing other side dishes rather than all my time on the main dish.
I’ve been trying to bring more vegetables in my family’s diet. When the main dish took so much time, it was too easy to scrimp on or even eliminate a vegetable side. But with the main dish already taken care of, it’s easy to spend time on the sides.
But . . .
It takes a lot of time and work to spend an entire day preparing meals for the freezer. It took me way too long to realize that I actually have it easy right now. Freezer cooking doesn’t need to take any extra time.
Almost every recipe I make for my family makes anywhere from 6-8 servings. Currently I only have to prepare meals for two people. So rather than cutting a recipe down so it serves only two people, it suddenly dawned on me that if I make the full recipe, I automatically have extra servings to freeze.
If a recipe makes enough, I can serve leftovers for my family for a day and still have enough to freeze.
It’s so much easier to cook for my freezer in smaller batches like this, and it takes virtually no extra work.