Why spend another moment staring into the freezer at frozen hamburger meat or chicken, trying desperately to decide what to cook for dinner? The Everything® Freezer Meals Cookbook solves the ever-so-stressful “What's for dinner?” dilemma by giving you all the tools you need to prepare and freeze delicious home cooked meals. Family dinners, once trending toward obsolete, are now becoming popular as the economy forces more families to eat at home. Here, you'll learn a variety of methods for filling your freezers with delicious meals like:
- Apricot Walnut Stuffed Chicken
- Salmon Patties with Dill Sauce
- Lemon Tarragon Sauce
- Cheese and Rice Enchiladas with Salsa Verde
- Garlic Parmesan Rolls
- Chocolate Banana Popsicles
In addition to saving time, you will be armed with money-saving tips such as how to take advantage of loss leaders at the grocery store; how to shop sales combined with coupons to maximize savings; and how to cook, portion, and freeze meat and other foods on sale that can be purchased in bulk. With everything you need to succeed, you can dive into the world of freezer cooking and enjoy the tremendous time- and money-saving benefits it will bring to your life!
If you have children, in all likelihood you feel like a taxi service, driving your children to school, games, sports practice, rehearsals, and other after-school activities. And if you are a working parent trying to balance the kids with a full- or part-time job, odds are you are stretched to your limit. Regardless of your situation, most days there never seems to be enough time to do all the things you need to do, and much less time for the things you want to do. After a full day of work or caring for the children, dinner is just one more thing on the to-do list that needs to be checked off. Dinnertime can be one of the busiest times in a household, and freezer cooking is a trouble-free solution that saves time when you need it most.
Just like with all good things, it takes practice to develop a habit and freezer cooking is no exception. Dedicate yourself to utilizing your freezer to its fullest potential. After all, you already own a freezer; why not get the most use out of it as possible, especially if that use will greatly benefit your life? Learn all you can about freezer cooking. Learn how to freeze a casserole, learn how to defrost and prepare meals, and find freezable recipes your family loves. Start small or start big, but start nonetheless. You'll never change your life without taking that first step in the right direction.
Once you do start freezer cooking and train yourself to think of cooking through the “eyes” of your freezer, you'll be amazed at the endless ideas and opportunities you'll encounter. Because you have a recipe for seasoning, cooking, and freezing ground beef in bulk, you can take advantage of sales and buy meat in large quantities. Putting together a chicken meal for the freezer can be as simple as putting chicken breasts in the bottom of a freezer bag, whipping up a marinade to pour over the chicken, and freezing it. With freezer cooking you can be as simple or elaborate as you want to be, but one thing is for certain: You will start to think differently, shop differently, and live differently.