Thursday, December 2, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Here's how my two days of "freezer cooking day" went.
While preping for lunch and all, I cooked oatmeal cereal. (Rolled oats cooked in milk and water)
That's 6 meals for my 2 older kiddos (4yr and 2 yrs). We usually add steamed sweet potato or pumpkin or raisins to the oatmeal and they love them as lunches.
I made the oat chocolate chip walnut cookie dough with the kids, as part of our day.
As per the reviews, some changes made to the recipe and here's my modified version.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt (should cut this)
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I possibly added a little more)
While my hubby played with the kids after dinner, I baked the chocolate chip cookies and made the banana bread.
In the morning, halfway between breakfast and cleanup, I...
Simmer for an hour.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
However, I realized I do freeze cooking better in "batches"; that is, in different days...maybe not as daunting at first.
For eg, we cooked Japanese curry last week and I made more so that I can freeze some. We also made our own dumplings and I froze half of them and we ate the other half. These are the food already in the freezer.
This Sat (till next week), I'm intending to progressing cook/bake the following for freezing:
* Oatmeal Cereal (Rolled oats cooked in milk)
-These are lunches for my older kids. We add steamed sweet potatoes, or pumpkins or raisins to it.
* Pizza dough
- We like MSM's recipe
* Banana nut bread
* Pasta sauce
-Diced Tomatoes, tomato paste, sausage, diced green peppers, onions, mushroooms, brown sugar and spices. Simmer for at least an hour for the best taste. We LOVE our own recipe of pasta sauce!
* If I have time: maybe another batch of black beans and rice burritos
-this recipe is AMAZING. I use the filling and eat them as burritos instead of enchilada. We love it alot and we use brown rice for it
Doesn't seem like a lot at all, because I'm very new to this and also my freezer doesn't seem to be able to take in so much food
Ball Park Franks, Buy 1 Get 1 free, Use 2 $0.75 MQ (no longer available), Final Price: $1.60 for 2!
Keebler Sandies, Buy 1 Get 1 free, Use 2 $1 MQ here (If you use it as a dollar double, you get both free!)
Yoplait Greek Yogurt, $1, Use $0.45 MQ here
Final Price: $0.10 each!
Stop and Shop Big Daisy Bread, $1
Kraft Barbeque Sauce, $1 (stock up if you like the BBQ sauce!)
If you haven't signed up for their Small Victories newsletter, make sure you do, cos they send you coupons (and often with FREE stuff!) This week I can get free Ben and Jerry ice-cream and baby carrots!
Also, it's Double Dollar (doubling $1 MQ up to 4 of them when you spend $15) Week.
I'm intending to use my precious 4 coupons on
Lysol Disinfectant wipes, $1 MQ (SS), Final Price: FREE
Keebler Sandies, Final Price: FREE
Possibly 2 cans of Campbells Cream of Chicken/Mushroom, Final Price: $0.67 for two
Friday, April 9, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
A great trip!
All these for $31.69. That's including a big pack of chicken thighs and a whole chicken.
The best buys with coupons:
8 bottles of Wishbone for free (earned $4 out of them) - use them for salad or stir frys!!
8 packets of Wise potato chips ($0.50 each after deducting the $4 earned from Wishbone) these are going to last my hubby for a VERY LONG time
Philadelphia Cream Cheese, $0.50 per pack
Daisy Sour Cream, $0.30
Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes, $0.20
Sargento Cheese, $1
Deal ideas here
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
While you're there, pick up