Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Freezer Cooking Day--Results of Day 1

Whew!!  I made it.  The last of the dishes have been done and I'm ready to put my feet up!!!  The afternoon didn't go quite as smoothly as the morning did, but, that's OK.  Ava and Anna are the two sickies in the family.  We thought Ava might have the Swine Flu, but, we are pretty convinced, now, that it's Croup;  I affectionately refer to her as my "Barking Seal!"  Ava cried out during her nap several times (which is VERY unlike her) and needed to be consoled, but she ended up napping for 3 hours straight!  But, sweet Anna just didn't want to nap for long!!  (At 3 months old, I think she's teething!!)  She sure was happy, though, to be with me in the kitchen:

I did get a few more things made this afternoon, though:

  • 2 batches of Tuna Casserole--Check!

  • World's Easiest Christmas Candy--Check!

Half the battle, and what took some time, too, was the slicing, chopping, packaging, etc.  It's a little time consuming!!

So, here's a recap of what I accomplished today and what is pictured above:

4---2 cup bags of Shredded Pork

2---loaves of Banana Bread  (I slice mine and lay the slices in the bag flat.  That way, we can grab a few slices when we want them and not have to grab the whole loaf.)

2--Tuna Noodle Casseroles

4 pounds---Taco Meat

1 batch--World's Easiest Christmas Candy

2 batches--Chili  (I save Spaghetti Sauce jars, Peanut Butter jars, etc, and put the Chili in there.)

Also, not pictured, is 10 pounds of Bananas the kids helped me chop and are being flash frozen in the freezer!

Here's how I store the Candy:

I save my coffee cans:

I put a piece of waxed paper at the bottom:

Load the candy in:

Top the Candy off with onn more piece of waxed paper, and put the lid on!

Store in the FREEZER.  It will last a lonnnnnng time this way!

Alright, so here's what I hope to get accomplished tomorrow:

  • 2---Meatloaves

  • 1---Batch Homemade Bisquick

  • 1---Batch Moist Pumpkin Spice Muffins

  • 2---More batches of World's Easiest Christmas Candy

This list doesn't seem too daunting, so we'll see how it goes!!

Thanks for joining me today!!!  See you tomorrow!


  1. Tell the Barking Seal that I love her! :)

  2. Sarah, you're AMAZING!!! I really don't think that my day with 22 kids even compares--seriously!!!!

  3. Ohhhhhh, I don't know about that!!!!