Freezer Cooking – My Freezers are about full!

Freezer Cooking – My Freezers are about full!

I have been cooking up a storm the past couple months, same as I always do. My freezers are just about full for the winter. I am pretty happy about this.  I honestly had let it all go longer then I should have.  I like to say that it was because I was so busy with work and all that, but frankly, between you and me… It was just laziness on my part.  I didn’t feel like doing it.  I missed a lot of things about it, like having a good home cooked meal no matter how late I work, and the savings my wallet is feeling is worth it too.

So anyway, after about 6 nights of batch cooking, in a matter of 3 months, this is what I have in my freezers.  I am pointing out that most of the items are packaged for a nice sized family unless otherwise noted. I have cooked normal meals in larger portions so I can freeze extras. That kind of counts as batch cooking, I guess. 🙂

(Note:  I make everything from scratch, I have an aversion to boxed crap.. I didn’t grow up with it, so I was already used to making it from scratch… now that I am an adult.. If I can’t pronounce it or spell it with out looking, I don’t eat it.  MSG doesn’t count as being able to spell it.. just saying!)

Freezer Cooking – My Deep Freezer:

I keep all meals and side dishes in here.  It currently Contains:

Cooking Ingredients:

  • Chicken and Green Pepper Stock (1/2 cup portions) – 6
  • Turkey Stock (1 cup portions) – 4
  • Turkey Stock (1/2 cup portions) – 6
  • Beef Stock (1 cup portions) – 6
  • Beef Stock (1/2 cup portions) – 10
  • Cooked Pintos with bacon – 4

Side Dishes:

  • Mac and Cheese – 11
  • Cooked Rice – 3
  • Tator Tots for casserole  –  2
  • Tator Tots for single serve – 4
  • Mashed Potatoes – 4
  • Single Served Mashed Potatoes – 8
  • 16 oz Turkey Gravy – 3
  • 16 oz Beef Gravy – 4
  • Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, cut into portion sizes and flash frozen for no stick together –  8

Main Dishes:

Pork:

  • 1 cup portions ham cubes –   3
  • Bangers, flash frozen for no stick – 20
  • Assorted Chops (bags) – 2
  • Red Beans and Pork – 3
  • Pork Loin Chunks (plain) – 3
  • Pork Loin Chops (blueberry, current and mustard marinade added to bag) – 1
  • Pork Loin Chops Teriyaki – 3
  • Pork Loin Chops Plain – 3
  • Pork Loin Chops BBQ – 1
  • Pork Loin Roast, Plain – 1
  • Bagged ham slices – 4

Fish:

  • Salmon patties, flash frozen for no stick – 8
  • Tuna Casserole – 2

Other:

  • Elk back strap – 1
  • Pumpernickle Savory French Toast, flash frozen for no stick – 16
  • Rye Savory French Toast, flash frozen for no stick – 16

Poultry:

Beef:

  • Southern Hamburger Steaks and Gravy – 1
  • Individual Meatloaves – 8
  • Bean Casserole –  6
  • Chili with chicken and Beef – 2
  • Meatballs – 48
  • Cheesy Mac – 6
  • Chuck Beef Steaks Plain – 1
  • Chuck Beef Steaks , Teriyaki – 1
  • Sloppy Joes – 4
  • Taco Meat – 6
  • Savory Ground Meat (1 lb portions) – 10

 Freezer Cooking – My Kitchen Freezer:

I keep all cooking aids other then stocks in this, plus some things for the kids to easily grab like hot dogs  and lunchmeat.  It currently contains:

  • Hot Dogs – Flash Frozen and then bagged so they don’t stick together – 20
  • Large Ham Bone – 1
  • Small ham bone and scrapes – 1
  • Turkey Aspic Cubes – 14
  • Chicken and Green Pepper Aspic cubes – 20
  • White Bread Dough – 3
  • Blacked Eye Peas (20 oz) – 1
  • Shelled walnuts (1 cup portion) – 2
  • Shelled walnuts (1/2 cup portion) – 1
  • 6 cup bag of assorted bread cubes – 1
  • 1cup portions of fresh green peas – 10
  • Coffee Cubes – 40 (I use these to add to smoothies, cook with like adding to brownies cakes, even meat sauces, add to cocoa, milk shakes, home made ice cream, sorbet, making iced coffee with…  possibilities are endless.)
  • 5 lb bags of all purpose flour (I put these in big ziplock bags) – 2
  • 1/2 cup portions of bacon fat back, raw– 10
  • 1 lb turkey lunchmeat – 2
  • 1 lb ham and salami – 2
  • Peaches in Light Syrup – 7 (used for smoothies, sorbets and ice cream, or for eating as a snack instead of opening a whole jar.)
  • Quart sized bags of watermelon chunks – 4 (Used for water, ice tea, eating, sorbets, smoothies… again endless uses.)
  • Bean and Cheese Burritos –  20
  • Chicken, olive, bean and cheese burritos – 30
  • Beef and Bean burritos – 20
  • Ham and Cheese Pockets – 15
  • Breakfast Burritos – 33
  • Individual servings of Beef Stew – 10

Freezer Cooking – My Basement Freezer:

This is also called the geedunk freezer, we keep all of our snacks and sweet stuff in here.

  1. French Vanilla Ice Cream in scoop portions – 10
  2. Chocolate Mint Ice Cream, pint sized – 3
  3. Pistachio Ice Cream, pint sized – 3
  4. Chocolate Mint Ice Cream in scoop portions – 4
  5. Pistachio Ice Cream in scoop portions – 6
  6. Death By Chocolate Ice Cream in scoop Portions – 10
  7. Watermelon and Cucumber Puree Pops – 12
  8. Watermelon and Cucumber puree Cubes – 20 (These have a dual purpose.  You can add these to smoothies, your water, iced tea, make a personal sorbet with, or just eat as is. I have taken a few of them and made adult slushies a time or two, blending them with rum or Jack Daniels.)
  9. Brownies, packed in 2 portion bags – 5
  10. Loaf of peanut butter bread, sliced and flash frozen for individual pieces – 2
  11. Loaf of Cranberry Walnut Bread, sliced and flash frozen for individual pieces – 3
  12. Sweet Potato Pie, ready to bake – 1


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