Batch Cooking Plan – The Whirlwind is A-Comin’ Edition

Boy, does it feel great to be getting ahead of myself in the kitchen!

I love being able to grab ingredients, pre-made sides and main dishes from the freezer for a quick throw together meal!  And as I look at the coming month, I see whirlwind…my head is already spinning!  At the end of September, I have the opportunity to go to New York for a few days on business, and I want to have some easy grabs for Steve in the freezer.

Like these mashed potatoes!  And the meatloaves I made two weeks ago!  What an easy meal for him…take out the night before to thaw in the fridge, and then throw in (or gently place) the microwave or oven to reheat/cook.

Easy peasy!

This week’s plan…

  • Mashed Potato Sides – Done!
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – Freeze the dough (While I used to freeze it like this, I now flash freeze individual cookie doughs…much easier than slicing off cookies from a frozen log of dough. IMO.)
  • Muffins – variety to be determined
  • Pancakes – variety to be determined

I think that’s about all I can get in this week before we head south for the wedding.

How about you?!  Are you ahead of yourself in the kitchen yet?!


  1. says

    We’re doing some baking tomorrow. I’m planning some Banana and Blueberry Muffins, Apple Cinnamon Pancakes and Blueberry Scones. For the scones, I pat them out and cut them into the classic triangle shape, then flash freeze them unbaked. When you’re to bake them, just add an extra 5 minutes to baking time. They’re so yummy!

  2. says

    My oldest daughter begins kindergarten next week so I am trying to pack the pantry and freezer with lunch and snack goodies. I am planning to make homemade LARAbars (we call them Hannahbars or Benjamin bars – depends which child is eating it), homemade granola bars, homemade graham crackers, almond flour pancakes, and maybe some peach puree to go with plain yogurt. Definitely will be a busy week :-)

  3. Megan says

    Do you do anything special for the mashed potatoes? Or just make them like usual and freeze them? What is the texture like after thawing?

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