How much would it take to make a double batch of your family's favorite dinners? My answer...very little! If you are making it already, it would only take a few extra minutes of prep work and a few minutes to place into freezer bags, label, and freeze! I keep freezer bags of different sizes and a Sharpie marker stocked in my kitchen to make it easy. Be sure to label what is in the bag, it may not be recognizable after it is frozen, and the date!
Here are some ideas of foods that I make double batches of and freeze:
- soups (cream based and broth based)
- chicken pot pie filling (use a prepared frozen pie crust to finish)
- manicotti pasta stuffing
- mashed potatoes (they make excellent potato pancakes or hashbrowns for breakfast)
- bean dishes
- squash dishes
- spaghetti sauce
- homemade hamburger patties
Make and freeze your family's favorites. It will make your life easier on those busy nights while giving your family a healthy meal!