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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Finished Reading . . . #67: The ABC's of Freezer Cooking (clean)

The ABC's of Freezer Cooking
K. M. Logan

ASIN: B009QO5S44
self-published
October 2012
62 pages
ebook
Age range: 10+? Old enough to cook? Old enough for this book

author's website

instructional, cookbook
source: personal library

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to have an extra hour in the evening to yourself and not have to worry about the dreaded question, "Hey Mom, what's for dinner?" then freezer cooking just might be for you. The "ABC'S of Freezer Cooking" covers all the basics to teach you how and how not to prepare freezer meals for your family. From cooking all your meals for a month in just one day, or preparing just a few extra meals for when you're family is particularly busy, this book is full of helpful tips and tricks to help you make it happen.

Included is how to write a meal plan, money saving strategies, 15 basic recipes, and there is even a section on how to utilize freezer cooking as a weight loss tool. If you're looking for a quick read, and an introduction into the world of make-ahead meals then this book is the perfect place to get started. Written with the beginning freezer cook in mind.

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This was fun! She literally goes through the alphabet (Baked Goods, Food Safety, Ice Cream won't fit, Quick Cooking Tips) while explaining how she does freezer cooking. What works for her, what doesn't.

She even includes some of her families favorite recipes that freeze well. That's one of the main tips, if it doesn't freeze well, why use it?

I'm not sure how this will work with my family, she uses a lot of potatoes and I'm Diabetic but she gives me a good base to start. And the encouragement to start small. Sure having 30 different meals in my freezer would be great but just having an extra one or two is a good place to start.

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150+
Read-a-Latte
Let Me Count the Ways
Outdo Yourself
Foodies
Monthly Mix-up Mania
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2 comments:

Toni said...

Oh, that sounds interesting! I freeze a lot of soup and smoothies for breakfast, but I'm trying to use the freezer more.

Maybe you could replace the potatoes with quinoa? I don't know if it would be as high on the glycemic index as it's a whole grain, and it actually has protein.

Book Dragon said...

Good idea. The quinoa won't have them same volume ...will need to experiment. I did a quick search and found quinoa/potato recipes but not instead of help.

Then there's the option of halving the quantity or leaving them out altogether.

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