Monday, March 14, 2011

Freezer Cooking: Three Reasons Why I Love It!

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Every time I make dishes that are freezer-friendly, I make enough for that night's dinner, and at least one extra to put in the freezer.

Thinking ahead - taking that bit of extra time - really saves me on so many days when dinner seems utterly overwhelming and we would otherwise have to order pizza or go out.

Chicken Tetrazzini is the exception. I always make FOUR batches.

One for tonight. Three more for those crazy, overwhelming days.

It's my favorite freeze ahead meal - everybody in our family loves it. And, it is just as easy to make four pans of it as it is to make one. Some freezer meals aren't like that - a double batch being all I can muster the time and energy for, but Chicken Tetrazzini is as easy to quadruple as it is to make just one.

So tonight, my family is happily fed with one of our most favorite dishes. And, for three other nights this month, on days when I'm tired or overwhelmed or just can't deal with dinner, we'll have one of our favorites. And, I won't have to cook!

Or better yet, I have a meal ready to invite over some friends on a whim, or to take someone in need a good, home-cooked dinner.

Blessing my family.
Blessing others.
Getting a much needed break.

That's what I love about freezer cooking!

*I included the freezing instructions for our family's Chicken Tetrazzini at the end of the recipe. You'll find both the recipe and freezing instructions here.

7 comments:

  1. I love freezer meals and make them frequently. I'm going to check out your recipe. Thanks!

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  2. This recipe has been on my "must make" list for a while since you shared it. Freezing meals is really smart. I am going to try to do this when baby #3 arrives ;)

    Also, I just love your sweet blog and I wanted to pass on a Stylish Blogger award to ya! Have a wonderful week. http://www.notyouraveragemommy.com/2011/03/stylish-blogger-award.html

    ~Jess

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  3. This recipe has been on my "must make" list for a while since you shared it. Freezing meals is really smart. I am going to try to do this when baby #3 arrives ;)

    Also, I just love your sweet blog and I wanted to pass on a Stylish Blogger award to ya! Have a wonderful week. http://www.notyouraveragemommy.com/2011/03/stylish-blogger-award.html

    ~Jess

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  4. Post more freeze ahead ideas!!!! I need more, better yet come over and help me make them!! :) luv u!

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  5. Instead of all-purpose flour, use whole grain products in adding more nutrition in your meal. Using whole-wheat flour, bread and soy flour in biscuits, oatmeal in your baked muffins are a lot healthier than doing it otherwise. Look and prepare low fat recipe when baking biscuits and all-time favorite cakes, choosing applesauce will also give the much-loved taste but with less the fats.

    Healthy cooking tips

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  6. i'm with johanna, what are your other freeze ahead meals?? you should make that one of the categories on your blog!!

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  7. Margaret, BelfastMarch 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    That's decided it, Chicken Tetrazzini this coming weekend! I was looking at this recipe last week along with your almond chicken and cran-raisin salad. Made the almond chicken and cran-raisin salad - both delicious! Thank you for sharing these - I am so often devoid of ideas when cooking for others.

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