Saturday, November 22, 2014

Trying out freezer cooking

Been looking for shortcuts and recipes online. I'm armed with a crock pot and a half-empty freezer.

I've had a lot of success with my crock pot. Though I learned pretty quickly, that I had to scale the recipes back a bit. I made meatloaf in it one day, and ended up eating meatloaf for four days. Note to self: you live alone, you only need a few servings.

Then I realized that I could start freezing some of the leftovers. Then I thought why not try putting meals together and freeze them, so all I had to do was throw them in the crockpot. It hasn't been a total disaster. I just forgot somewhere along the line, that I only have one of those tiny little icebox freezers. Making a months worth of meals, just won't fit in the freezer.

I got as far as some breakfast burritos, vegetable soup, and packets for green smoothies. That's when the freezer real estate ran out. Poor planning on my part. My intentions were good though. I was already prep and freeze a months worth of meals. That way I would have home cooking even on the days when I couldn't stand on my feet.

Oh well. This coming month I'll just have to plan a little bit better. Feel free to suggest any freezable recipes, I'm always looking. Especially for those that are simple, semi-vegetarian (I only eat red meat 1-2 times a month, but still eat chicken, seafood and dairy). I also can't have anything fried.

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