Well, the verdict is in. I’m officially converted. – lol-
I have been playing around with freezer cooking for the last several months — doubling a meal and freezing one for later, testing new recipes to see if they freeze well. On Thursday, I jumped in with both feet and I couldn’t be more excited to share everything that has happened with you. Not only have I saved myself the time of meal preps for the month, the savings in groceries is astounding — at least to me. We’ll see what you think.
I need to explain first of all, that I had a “teacher in-service” from homeschooling, today. Mainly because I intended to be “in-service” to my three grandchildren and my neglected laundry room. We all know the best of intentions don’t always work out the way we anticipated. My laundry room is still lonesome, but the grandkids are awesome.
Anticipating a day with my favorite child trio, I rescheduled my usual Friday grocery shopping and went to Lincoln yesterday, instead. What has transpired since then is nothing short of a kitchen miracle. In 2½ hours Thursday afternoon and 2½ hours stolen through the day, today, I have put 17 main courses in the freezer! I am only about half way through what I need to get done and I am TIRED!
Tomorrow, I will start fresh and complete the remainder of the month’s entrees. In order to organize and write out this experience for you most efficiently, I had decided that tonight I would highlight the small scale freezer cooking I have been doing over the past several weeks and hopefully, by Sunday evening, have pictures, recipes and thoughts organized well enough to show you my first Once-a-Month cooking session.
As it turns out, I’m so tired and have lots of pictures to edit down to size before I can upload them, so tonight, I am just going to tease you with a few of the pictures I have taken over the last month or so (To see the pictures larger, you just have to right-click your mouse on one, select View Image, and you will be able to see it full-size.), and hopefully have everything put together and all the new pictures ready for you by late Sunday. I hope you all had an awesomely blessed Friday and are looking forward to a great weekend!
P.S. A Prayer Request
I also wanted to share a prayer request with all of you. Our pastor, and a team of five other members of our church, left yesterday at 3:45 am on a flight to Haiti. They will be working with a church on-site, there, to determine how our church may be able to help in the coming months and also to provide some minor medical care, physical labor and to be a light for Christ. They arrived safely in Santa Domingo, last night, and drove on to Haiti, this morning. Please be in prayer for the team as they work with the people of Haiti. Pray for their safety and that God would go before them, preparing the way for what He desires to be accomplished. In the last probable Internet connection for the week, Pastor specifically requested, “Pray that as we make the transition to Haiti conditions, we will be ready for the challenges.” Thank you for praying and lifting up our friends as they journey and do what they can to help with the cleanup and rebuilding of that broken country.