Double your dinner and save some in your freezer for later. It saves time and stress on those busy school nights. Running to soccer or baseball? Not a problem you have dinner waiting in the freezer. My family's freezer fav? Chicken Pot Pie!
one box pillsbury pie crust, one can 98% fat free cream of chicken, one small bag of mixed veggies and some sage and you have dinner. To cook fresh cook at 375 for 30-45 minutes until crust browns. From frozen 375 for 2 hours. I usually take mine out the night before and keep in the fridge.
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It is as easy to cook many servings as it is to cook 1 serving. Place extra extra rice in freezer bags in portions. Cook large vegetable & meat dishes. Use freezer meal containers from Dollar Tree to make your own freezer meals. Put a date sticker on them.
Cook a big batch of ground beef for easy quick meals
I cook up several pounds of ground beef and keep a supply in the freezer. After cooking, freeze on a cookie sheet so you don't get a big frozen lump LOL and then transfer to a freezer bag or container. Having pre-cooked ground beef on hand makes spagetti, tacos, etc a snap to make!
Save money by cooking single portions - How? read this
I have always cooked in bulk making full use of my freezer thinking I was being as economical as possible. I have found the more I cook, the more I eat so I've started weighing + cooking single portions. I find I am more likely to stay within my calorie range, not over-eat (my biggest downfall), so my food lasts me longer and less trips to the shops, and the bonus is smaller portions cook so much faster that even though you cook more often, overall, you use less gas and electricity. Result.
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