Thursday, March 1, 2012
Freezer Cooking With A Fail
Freezer Cooking for me is the sanity saver that gets me through the work week. I can have a good portion of dinner already prepared when I get home from work. It means that I'm only getting out (and cleaning) certain dishes once instead of every time I fix a meal. This month I branched out a little and added some easy lunches to the repertoire for those days I don't have leftovers to eat for lunch. I also expanded my attempts to sneak extra veggies into meals by not only adding my normal zuchini and onions to the meat, but I did up some "Italian Meat" and added pureed tomatoes to the mix.
One of the lunches I tried out was basically a complete and utter "fail":
My attempt at homemade "Hot Pockets" did NOT go well, and they kind of exploded everywhere. Not being one to waste food, I still froze them up, and will eat them for lunch in the weeks to come, but obviously they didn't work out as well as I'd hoped and I will definitely need to tweak this one if I try it again.
In the end though I had lots of stuff to put in the freezer to help in the coming month:
4 Meals Ground Seasoned Ground Beef
4 Meals Italian Ground Beef
4 Meals Mexican Seasoned Ground Beef
8 Hot Pockets
5 Veggie Burritos
A Massive Amount of Chopped Veggies for that night's veggie tray (which I'm still eating the leftovers)
8 (not pictured) Peanut Butter, Honey and Banana "Uncrustable" Sandwiches -- these were a late afternoon brainstorm and turned out great!
Have you done any freezer cooking lately?