Friday, March 5, 2010

Freezer Cooking Adventures

I decided to do the freezer cooking. I've written about doing it before (I definitely like stocking up on meals and such before I have a baby), but I haven't done an entire month's worth in quite a while (not since I was expecting Chick).
I haven't done it all in one day, and I'm not finished yet, but I thought I'd post about it midway. I've been taking breaks between tasks & not really economizing on my time much because, well, I'm now in my third trimester & have two busy little creatures about & decided too last minute to find someone to do it with me. So I rest a lot.

Anyhow, on Wednesday night I spent about 3 hours prepping: beef in the crock pot overnight, chicken baking in the oven, and me chopping veggies galore. I started too late to do everything that I wanted to get done that night, but at least I was started. HH did the monster grocery shopping trip for me : )

On Thursday I made:
Today I've made:
Still to do:

Though I definitely need the breaks, I'm really enjoying myself. It's always fun to try new recipes, and mixing them with some of my usual favorites + seeing my freezer fill up with yummy easy-to-reheat meals makes me super happy! Thanks, Once a Month Mom!

recipes taped up...

some of the prepped food (makes me feel like a food show star to just grab a scoop of whatever I need)...

what I do with the girls while I'm busy cooking. Just kidding....


**UPDATE: I've posted a part 2 here. Part 3 (with a picture of all of my frozen goodness gathered together!) is still to come.

6 comments:

Annalia Romero said...

That sounds like a great idea, but I honestly feel tired just thinking about it...and I would definitedly need to organize my freezer first!

Katie said...

Wow! You are a busy momma!! love them strapped in their car seats, lol. I probably would be so annoyed with my girls that I WOULD do that! haha. I wish we had a freezer big enough to store casseroles etc. :)

Jenny said...

Great job! I love the idea of taping up the recipes. I've done OAMC once and it took me a whole weekend. It's wonderful having a freezer full of meals, though! Now I do mini sessions a few times a month, usually centered around a single variety of meat I picked up in quantity on sale.

I'm going to try the curried chicken tidbits...we love curry!

nikko said...

I love this idea, but am always short on freezer space. Do you have a chest freezer? I SO want one.

Allie Z said...

Way to go! I'm not sure what's tougher, preggo oamc or postpartum oamc! :)

Tricia@onceamonthmom.com said...

LOL, love the childcare picture! I can't wait to see the final product as well. I hope it was worth it!