I’ve been on it for awhile…but only recently started playing with it; and now I can’t stop! The more I look at it the more I want to cook. So that’s just what I did this past weekend. Let me just tell you…it was SO fun and now I won’t have to cook dinner for over 3 weeks!
After a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is come home and cook dinner let alone even spend time thinking about what to have.
I decided if I was going to take the time to cook, then I was going to make things I could freeze and have later. So, I set out on a mission to pick a few recipes that used chicken and some of the same spices to get the most bang for my buck! Then I headed to the grocery store and spent a whopping $95 to get all of this:
The strangest item I bought, because it was new to me and not something I ever thought I’d buy was ground chicken…so I was totally nervous about that recipe. Also, I should note, these were all new recipes and not things I’d tried. But based on everything I saw these recipes would freeze really well and that’s what I was going for! If you are looking for a guide about how long foods can stay in the freezer, I think this is a great index!
First recipe was chicken noodle soup. I picked this recipe because I thought her suggestion of freezing servings in large muffin tins was BRILLIANT! (inspiration blog no longer exists.) However I totally botched the chicken and made this way too bland…no fault of the poster; it was my own mistake. Which means this soup may just be the last thing to leave my freezer. I know this because I made sure the soup was ready in time for dinner on Saturday night. Even though I had some for dinner I was still able to freeze 6 servings.