Thursday, February 28, 2008

Because I'm nuts

Part of what I did while I was in Iowa and South Dakota was to stock my sisters' freezers with some semi-nutritious, non-fast food meals. I made double batches of four of my family's favorites, divided them up and provided each sister with four freezer meals to use whenever they needed them. This week I decided to do the same for my own family! Last night it was beef tips and gravy with homemade mashed potatoes. I multiplied the recipe pretty much by two and then divided it up into three portions. I served one last night for dinner and have to meals in the freezer! Then today I totally went nuts and prepared double batches of Creamy Chicken Italiano, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Chicken Enchiladas and Chili. That makes a total of ten meals in my freezer ready to go at (almost) a moment's notice! :)

I'm also part of a freezer meal swap. We each make 6-8 batches of a recipe, then swap them around so we end up with 6-8 different recipes in the freezer. Yup, add that to the 10 I already have in there and I won't have to cook dinner until after Easter! :) Feeling pretty good about that. Feeling pretty good. :)

4 comments:

Anne said...

Good for you!!!! I love having a full freezer. :-)

Tooz said...

Wish my freezer was big enough to do this! It's full right now, but not with prepared meals. You're a wise woman, Tara.

Monica said...

You are a wise woman. I've been in a freezer swap situation for eight years. My buddy just dropped out because her children are on a special diet. Now I'm on to find another freezer cooking friend.

thediaperdiaries said...

mmmm. Where did you live in iowa? I'm from Iowa.