Freezer Cooking Wrap Up, January 2017

One of my plans to make putting healthy food on the table easier in 2017 is to have a freezer cooking session once a month.  I froze a few meals at the end of December, but I knew I needed to have a big freezer cooking session in January.  So, when grass-fed ground beef went […]

Going Gluten Free as a Family Trial and Freezer Cooking Gluten Free, Dairy Free Style

I am off gluten and all of the associated grains, I am quite certain, forever.  I have an intolerance to most grains containing gluten as well as gluten itself and a very strong yeast intolerance. I understand that I will probably never have a traditional slice of bread again (as much as I love it). […]

The Best Tomato Sauce Ever by Jamie Oliver

I love this sauce because it is loaded with veggies (but kids don’t have to know that).  While my son is a fairly good eater and my 13 month old will eat almost every veggie or fruit I give her, my 2.5 year old is a different story.  She does, however, love spaghetti, so this […]

Healthier Hamburgers

During our last freezer cooking session, my husband concocted these healthier hamburgers.  We froze 10 patties, and my son even took one in his lunch right before Halloween.  I thought my husband was crazy when he put shredded carrots in these, but to my surprise, you can’t even taste the carrot.  Just one more sly way […]

Italian Wedding Soup (OAMC)

This yummy recipe comes from Holly Clegg’s new cookbook, Too Hot in the Kitchen.    Italian Wedding Soup 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 cup diced carrots 1 tbsp. minced garlic 8 cups fat-free chicken broth 1 1/2 cups beef broth 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves 1 cup orzo pasta Mini Meatballs […]

Stacked Tacos OAMC

When I talk about freezer cooking or once a month cooking (OAMC) people often tell me they are worried that the food won’t taste good after it comes out of the freezer. However, I find that if you make recipes specifically tailored to freezer cooking, they taste as good as they did when you first […]

Southwest Stew OAMC

This weekend we actually had a day when the temperature only reached the high 60s. I love weather like that! So, my freezer cooking plan had several autumn recipes for September. After spring, fall is my favorite season. I found this recipe in my Dinner Is Ready cookbook. To read my review of that cookbook […]

Beefy Corn Bread – OAMC

Today’s recipe is another one I found in the 30 Meals in One Day system. This recipe comes from Lunch Is Ready. (If you like this recipe, be sure to check out my Dinner Is Ready cookbook and software giveaway.) 1/2 lb. lean ground beef 1 tsp. chili powder 1/4 tsp. cumin 1/2 c. frozen […]

Cola Barbeque

Sorry I didn’t get this up Friday; I wanted to post this great new recipe we tried for freezer cooking. My husband is going to take it to work for lunch as a sandwich instead of using lunch meat. Cola Barbeque 1 – 3 lb. beef roast 1 – 24 oz. bottle ketchup 1 – […]

Homemade Pizza and Pizza Rolls OAMC

When I did my monthly cooking a few weeks ago, one of the recipes from Holly Clegg’s Trim and Terrific Freezer Friendly Meals cookbook that I tried was Italian Pizza Rolls. These did require some work, but they were delicious! (And they were also the first freezer meal for the month to be eaten up.) […]