Archive for the ‘Freezer Cooking’ Category

How to Save Time & Money Packing Lunches

As a stay-at-home Mom to three children who are also still at home, it may surprise you that I’m talking about packing lunches today.  Well, this month as I learned how to use Google Calendar for the first time, I again became aware of how so much time in my day is spent on meals.  […]

A Pumpkin Story

Once upon a time a young wife bought two pumpkins, one for a Halloween costume, and the other to cook. A Frightfully Frugal Halloween How to Cook a Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin One year later, her parents decided to buy her three very large pumpkins from the Pumpkin Patch.  Most of those pumpkins ended up on the […]

15 Frugal Activities for Autumn

I love Autumn!  I love every season, but there is a special place in my heart for the sights and smells of Autumn.  Here are a few links to my favorite Autumn activities: 1. Create an Autumn Window Collage. 2. Make Leaf Rubbings. 3. Arrange some Inexpensive Autumn Decor. 4. Create 3 Jack-O-Lantern Crafts with […]

Baked Trout with Lemon Garlic (Only 4 Ingredients!)

Oh. My Goodness.  If I’d had any idea how easy it is to cook fish, I’d have been cooking them for the last 7 years!  We have a lot of lemons in our freezer and garlic in the pantry, so I decided to try a recipe for “Baked Trout with Lemon Garlic” in the Simply […]

Freezing Lemon Juice & Lemon Slices

If I haven’t mentioned it recently, our family moved to Northern California in September 2011.  After living in Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, China, and Minnesota, I was unprepared for the availability of fresh fruit on the West Coast!  It is not unusual to see fresh citrus fruit falling off the trees in our neighbor’s […]

Freezer Cooking: Burritos

Before Evelyn was born, I filled our freezer with a lot of meals so that I could rest as much as possible.  As you can see, I prepared about 3 burrito meals in advance.  If you’re looking to save yourself time, freezer cooking is the way to go! If you’re looking for some tips and […]

Apricot Chicken

When I mentioned on Facebook recently that I was cooking Apricot Chicken and Almond-Parmesan Green Beans, it turned out that a lot of people were interested in the recipes!  In the photo above you can see that we ate them together with rice.  However you choose to make them, this is now one of my […]

Freezer Cooking for a Vacation

In the next week or two, I will become and Aunt for the first time!  My sister Kerri is expecting a little boy, so Brad and Naomi will fly home to California while Oliver and I will stay to meet the little guy. Brad and Naomi will be on their own for about a week.  […]

How to Cook a Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin

A few weeks ago I read about how Crystal tried a pumpkin-cooking experiment using her crock pot and her oven to make pumpkin puree.  I had never thought to try cooking a pumpkin myself!  We bought two large pumpkins this year.  Oliver wore one as a Halloween costume, and I decided to try cooking the […]

10 Things I Learned From My First Attempt at Freezer Cooking

“I have been following Money Saving Mom® for over a year now, and I have long been curious about the concept of Freezer Cooking. As I was creating my meal plan for this week, I looked on Crystal’s website for some Freezer Cooking Recipes. It was then that I realized that her recipes were not […]

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