Well, I’ve spent the last month cleaning out the freezers and pantry, and you got it…it’s time to start filling them up again!
Here’s the “batch cooking” plan…
1. Cook up a bunch of dried beans and freeze in 2 cups portions (about the same amount that comes in a 15 oz. can of beans).
- Red Kidney Beans
- Black Beans
- Navy Beans
I’ve LOVED having beans in the freezer that I can just throw in to whatever I’m cooking…so I’ll keep up the tradition of batch cooking my dried beans!
2. Bake 2 batches of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins (and hope some make it into the freezer!)
3. Bake Zucchini Pineapple Bread (made into mini-loaves and muffins)…recipe found in The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook!!!
Somebody didn’t do a good job keeping the batter off the rims! *ahem*
4. Make some spaghetti sauce with ground chuck (on sale this week for $1.69/lb.), chopped onions and homemade spaghetti sauce.