My Pantry Challenge Freezer Cooking Plan

It seems like a dichotomy doesn’t it–pantry challenge and freezer cooking? Well, perhaps it is, but now that both my daughter and I are on a dairy free diet, I find we often don’t have things to eat at lunchtime. While my daughter may be happy eating peanut butter and jelly for every.single.lunch, I am not. Also, I think my daughter’s diet is severely lacking, so I am trying to make more meals with hidden veggies.  So, based on pantry items, I am planning a freezer cooking bout this weekend. Here is what is on the agenda:

Sweet Potato Waffles

Copycat Starbuck’s Pumpkin Muffins

Easy Sausage & Egg Breakfast Burritos

Sides & Accompaniments

Homemade French Fries

Orange Puree

Main Meals

Turkey Croquettes

Darlene’s Make Ahead Meatballs

As far as freezer cooking plans go, this one is fairly light, but I do still have freezer meals to use up for the pantry challenge.  This freezer cooking bout is just to get us through until the pantry challenge is over.

As usual, I will be posting my progress on Facebook on Friday and Saturday.  Feel free to join us there.


  1. sweet potato waffles…..sounds good!

  2. Have you found a good website that lists freezable foods? I would love to do freezer cooking but sometimes it’s hard to get ideas and if I have to do too much searching the twins usually distract me before I can get many ideas.

  3. Any special instructions for reheating the french fries? We don’t really care for frozen fries, so I usually make seasoned potato wedges (oil + seasonings). I never thought to freeze them, though.


    • I cook them up on the day I prepare them at about 425 until tender. Then, when they are cool, I bag them and freeze them. On the day I am using them, I reheat them at about 425 for 10 to 15 minutes, until heated through.

  4. Love those sweet potato waffles! I have sweet potato puree just waiting in my freezer…..

  5. The sweet potato waffles look good! My boys love waffles and I would like to try some new recipes. 🙂 The orange puree looks good too. I would love to get more vegetables in our diets…

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