For several weeks I have been whisking away in the kitchen, preparing meals and stuffing them in the freezer, and I have to say I am so proud of how much I've accomplished. With fall just around the corner, and all the holidays coming up (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas) I will be quite busy and won't have the time to plan out meals, much less cook. Having everything prepped ahead saves me time, I get a warm, comfort meal and the big plus, I save money by not stopping at fast food restaurants.
As you can see my freezer is filled to capacity.
When I started, everything was nice and neat. But as I added more it became a bit unorganized. Messy, I got everything in there. lol
So you're probably wondering what on earth all I have in there? Well let me tell you.
- Cajun Lasagna
- Pineapple Jerk Chicken
- Fixings for Chicken Cheesesteak
- Fixings for Chicken Gyros
- Fixings for hotdog sauce
- Fixings for a Taco Ring
- Shrimp egg rolls
- Salmon cakes
- Crab Cakes
- A 3 pound chicken
There's also 2lb bags of flounder and salmon fillets for recipes I am going to try. Then I have a few bags of frozen vegetables such as corn, green beans, broccoli, and mixed vegetables. A 5lb bag of wing parts. Three pounds of bacon for a couple of breakfast as well a dinner recipes. Several packs of beef hot dogs. A couple of sirloin steaks. Plus a bag of french fries and onion rings for when I make an onion ring cheeseburger (A recipe I found on Pinterest). I may make a pot of soup, once I clear out the freezer a little. I'm not really a soup person but I did find a recipe I would like to try. Oh and I would like to make chicken & dumplings.
I just love trying new recipes. Since I've been planning and cooking meals at home over the last few years, it has really opened my pallet to a lot of things I thought I didn't like . For instance asparagus. I even have my boyfriend eating it. I find myself making asparagus a quite lot.
Well that's all for now. Can't wait to tell you about the pineapple jerk chicken I plan on having for dinner some time this week. Til then, bye-bye!