I try to share the way I cook for the freezer in my weekly menu plans. Since I don’t really have time to devote an entire day or a weekend, I just double, triple, or quadruple meals. Sometimes I do it at breakfast, sometimes throughout the day, sometimes at dinner.
Here’s my freezer/pantry inventory at the beginning of October:
4 bags Muffin Mix
3 bags Scone Mix
2 bags Monkey Bread Dough Balls
6 bags – 7 cup portions Bolognese Sauce
3 bags Ground Beef Stroganoff
8 pints Grape Jelly
7 quarts Marinara Sauce
5 quarts Apple Sauce
1 Chicken Pot Pie
5 bags – 2 cup portions cooked Black Beans
3 bags – 2 cup portions cooked Kidney Beans
1 bag – 2 cups Black Beans mixed with 2 cups Kidney Beans (for quick Taco Soup)
3 bags Taco Meat & Beans
2 meals Lasagna Bake
3 loaves 100% Whole Wheat Bread
1 bag marinated chicken breasts
I also have the remainder of my 1/4 beef purchase, lots of quarts of corn, and many pints of shredded zucchini as well. I guess what I’m saying here, is that I only inventoried stuff I actually made in September, and not all the contents of my freezers!
I also made extra tortilla dough (but we ate it all), pizza dough (but we ate it all), and waffles (but we ate them all, too…) . So, I guess I need to make more…
In October, I really want to focus on getting more bread, doughs, and meals with proteins other than beef in my freezer. I also have a bunch of apples left to process and 7 sugar pumpkins in my garden I will need to do something with as well! And black walnuts…we’re working through millions and millions of pounds of black walnuts. Will you please come get some so I don’t feel like I need to get them all myself???
If get all of that accomplished, I will feel better about my daughter going through surgery for hip dysplasia soon.
Do you have any good recipes for freezer meals with meat other than beef? I would LOVE to know!!