Thursday, July 7, 2016

Freezer Cooking Club

I have been freezer cooking for about 5 years.  It is a huge time saver during the school year.   I have always wanted to do it with a group of friends.  Due to Josiah's allergies I have always been hesitant.  Since we are now letting him have citric acid in small doses, with no reaction, I decided I could try cooking with a group. 

I posted a message on Facebook and had 30 people interested.  That was many more than I had expected.  Our first cooking day was last week.  I got together with 9 friends to cook.  I did all of the prep work.   Here is a basic idea of what I did to get ready and the recipes we made.

I try really hard to keep our meals to $1 a per person.  All of our meals fed my family of 6.  Our grand total including the items to freeze things in was $65 per person.  Everyone went home with 10 meals in their freezer. 

Step 1:  Make a menu/type recipes

Ham & Broccoli Stromboli
Twice Baked Potatoes
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Breakfast Burritos
Chicken and Wild Rice
Marinated Chicken Breast
BBQ Meatballs
Hamburger Stroganoff
Grilled Veggies
Crust less Quiche

Step 2:   Make list of all ingredients you need for each recipe

Step 3:  Make a list of all bake ware & utensils

Step 4:  Go shopping

Step 5:  Clean out fridge so you have room for all the food

Step 6:  Sort ingredients by recipe

Step 7:  Meet up with friends and cook!

I'll be doing another cooking day in September.  If you're interested in joining me let me know!  Spots are filling up fast!

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31