8.11.12

Things I Make In Bulk And Freeze

We have reached the phase that I always knew was coming.  My boys eat, a lot.  Gone are the days where we can order a child size meal at a restaurant.  They now both eat more than I do in a sitting.  
I love to cook and I love to cook a lot at one time and freeze foods to use later.  
I usually bake my No-Knead Bread twice a week, three to four loaves at a time.  
I give a loaf away to friends and neighbors and freeze one for the weeks I don't have time to make it. 
I also make pizza crust which freezes well and dinner rolls. 


Stock is another staple in my house.  I bake a chicken, turkey or duck once a week.
Then I make stock using the carcass and whatever vegetables I have in the house.  
The stock I use for various meals, freeze or use it to make soup. 



 I buy and we eat a lot of bananas.  In fact, I tell the monkeys that the 'kitchen is closed' between meals and that the only 'snack' they can have is fruit.  A banana is a sure bet to fill them up.  
We freeze the brown bananas and make either ice cream (just blend over rip bananas and freeze) or banana bread which we eat as 'picnic' meals or for breakfast.  I make four at a time and then slice three of them up and freeze in easy to defrost slices. 


 Below are meat balls.  I try to always have meatballs in my freezer.  Easy to make in bulk easy to take out for a meal.  I use the ends of my No-Knead Bread to add extra moisture and generally only  use turkey meat.  Below is also a burrito dish- rice, ground turkey and salsa- easy to make, easy to freeze.

What are some of the staples in your home you make in bulk?

7 comments:

nunu said...

wow ren. i think i need to learn from you for my future of feeding hungry boys. you're pretty awesome in the kitchen. i make food everyday from scratch but i think it's time i learn about freezing.

Stacey said...

I do the same thing with my chicken. Great tips and I'm all for less time spent in the kitchen. I feel like I live in mine.

Mama Gone Green said...

those pizzas look yummy!

drollgirl said...

you are such a good mom! and such a good cook!

just wait til your boys are teenagers. omfg. when my brother was a teen he PACKED IN THE FOOD. he went through a gallon of milk in a few days. he could eat a large pizza. he was UNSTOPPABLE! RAVENOUS!

i live alone with two cats, so when i make a casserole it lasts me a week. even if i eat it from it three x a day! lol

Krystal said...

g/f you would cry if you saw the size of my freezer. so i don't freeze anything :)

Krystal said...

(in bulk i mean)

Clare said...

We also cook in bulk and then reheat soup or bean casserole with additions of salade and/or veggies. Saves time. I still bake up the NO KNEAD bread you introduced on your blog and even though I make two loaves at a time, the second one never last long enough for freezing. Love your
blog, I always learn so much.

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