Maybe you have wondered about freezer cooking for your family. Maybe you think it will save time and money but you aren’t sure you have enough space. Maybe you wonder if you need a full freezer to get started with freezer cooking. Well, there’s good news for you!
You don’t have to have a full freezer to get started with freezer cooking. As a matter of fact, you should want the freezer to have plenty of room for all of the yummy meals you will make ahead and freeze.
Take the time to create space in your freezer for the food you will prepare for the freezer by getting rid of food that is not good anymore, and moving things around to make space. To fully utilize the space, you can do some creative packaging of your food. If you store your meals flat, in zipper food storage bags and start with an empty freezer compartment, even small freezers can hold at least two weeks’ worth of entrees. That’s a lot of food for your family and a lot of your time saved!
It is a good idea to have items like frozen vegetables and ground beef on hand. You can also freeze items like vegetable or chicken broth. These are items that are often needs in meals anyway, so why not have some on hand.
Getting started with freezer meals is not about using food that is in your freezer. It is about saving you valuable time and money. The purpose of freezer cooking is to keep you from slaving over a stove every day. It is all about being able to manage your home more efficiently.
In the end, you will most likely use all the food in your house when it comes to freezer cooking. Canned food, grains, vegetables, soups, meat and many other ingredients are used. Freezer cooking is simply a method of cooking that is meant to help you manage your time better.
When you think of freezer cooking, think of a good way to help you stay organized and stick to menu planning. With freezer cooking you will want to sit down and make out a weekly plan so that what you have in the freezer does not go to waste. Freezer cooking is all about freeing up time for other things like playing with your children or reading a good book.
No, your freezer does not have to be full to get started with freezer cooking, but it will get full. It will get full with the meals you prepare ahead of time to help you stay on track with those things that really matter in life.
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