With just a few hours of your time, you can make enough meals to cover you for weeks. And you can do it really inexpensively.
We’ve mentioned freezer cooking before, but Natalie over at A Turtle’s Life for Me shows us how little of a time and money investment it takes to get started. She doesn’t offer recipes for all the foods she freezer cooks, since she mainly uses this book and its companion, but you’ll find lots of tips for making freezer meals more efficiently. In her post update, Natalie says she makes about 7-10 recipes in one day that turn into over 40 meals:
Remember, one batch of teriyaki marinade made 8 meals in about 15 minutes. One batch of taco meat made about 4 or 5 meals. My stockpot of chicken probably got me 7 or 8 bags of shredded chicken for meals. And you use all these “meals” in different ways so it never feels like you’re having the same thing over and over again!
From buying meat inexpensively — shopping on Wednesdays, for example — to tips on letting meats marinade as they thaw, the post is great inspiration for even the laziest cooks among us.
Freezer Meals on the Cheap [A Turtle’s Life for Me]