Welcome back to Part 3 –Seven Necessary Freezer Cooking Steps. If you are just now joining in on this series, be sure to check out Part 1 – The Benefits of Freezer Cooking and Part 2 – Different Methods of Freezer Cooking.
In order to get started with Freezer Cooking there are a few necessities you will want to do before you get started.
Step One: Organize your pantry. This is important because you need to know what you have on hand and how much you’ll need to purchase to get started.
Step Two: Stock up on Freezer Storage Supplies which include:
- Freezer Bags, Gallon and Pint size
- Plastic Wrap
- Aluminium Foil
- Wax Paper
- Drinking Straw
- Optional: Freezer Containers, Aluminum Trays. – These tend to take up more space in your freezer. I would only recommend using them if you have the space.
If you have a foodsaver and the bags, those work wonderful, however can be pricey. I’ll be showing you the cheaper way around that, but still an effective method.
Step Three: Think of all of the appliances you have and can use. Examples are items, such as Crockpot, Rice Cooker, Grill, etc. This can help you cook more items at once and get done quicker. When planning your menu, be sure to include those recipes.
Step Four: Choose a Freezer Cooking Day
Step Five: Make a list of the recipes you want to freeze. If you are trying a new recipe, make sure to cook one ahead of time to ensure your family likes it. This way you aren’t making a weeks worth of food your family will not eat.
Step Six: Make your shopping list and shop ahead of time. You don’t want to shop and cook on the same day. You’ll be exhausted before you even get started
Step Seven: Have Fun!!
Join me tomorrow where I’ll conclude this series with Part 4 – Stuff Every Freezer Cook should know.