Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Freezer Cooking

On Saturday, after a late-night book club meeting, I went over to my friend Susan's house and did some freezer meal cooking with her and another friend, Courtney.

It was a blast.  I really really love freezer cooking parties.  Everything about them--the planning, the looking at recipes, the organizing and using excel formulas to determine amounts to buy, the cooking, the socialization-- makes me happy.

We made a bunch of meals
  • Buffalo Chicken Chili
  • Turkey and Spinach Enchiladas
  • Vodka Cream Pasta
  • Potato Soup
  • Cranberry Chicken
  • Telluride Black Bean Tortilla Bake
  • Lasagna
  • Breakfast Sandwiches/Burritos
Our multiple portions meant that I came home with 9 full meals and 17 breakfasts... not bad considering we spent less than $70.  The price is actually a little higher than it normally would have been because we did a lot of turkey meat, turkey bacon, egg beaters, and whole wheat whenever possible.  Still, not bad at all.

The portion sizes we make are enough for David and I to have dinner with at least 1-2 lunches leftover for me.

We did our shopping before the actual cooking day, so we started at 9:30 and were done and cleaned up by 1:30.

As a pipe dream, I would love to do this for a job.  If I had a bigger kitchen, I would totally host parties where people would maybe pay me a little more than the food costs have me organize this for them.

Would you pay me?

1 comment:

  1. I would pay you! And I'm glad you started posting some recipes. Our weekly box of CSA veggies ends next week, and I've started to wonder what we will eat since the produce and grocery selections here are, um, 'hit or miss." There are downsides to living in a town of 1500 an hour from the nearest Target. Maybe next year we should get twice the veggies and learn how to freeze/can them? We'll see...