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HF #006: Freezer Cooking & My Homemaking

on August 4, 2015 by Jami Balmet 4 comments

Welcome back to the sixth episode of my brand new podcast: The Homemaking Foundations Podcast Where we give you the tools, inspiration, and encouragement you need to craft a Gospel-Centered Home. In case you missed it, you can listen in to the last episode here: Episode #005: Serving From Within Our Homes Through the Biblical Art of Hospitality.

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In the last several episodes, we have been covering the Biblical aspects of homemaking, how we can serve from within our homes, and more. But today I want to talk about something on the practical side of homemaking: Freezer cooking and how it can have a huge impact on your home and your kitchen!

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In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How I came to fall in love with freezer cooking
  • The different methods of freezer cooking
  • Tips for a successful freezer cooking day
  • A quick getting started guide
  • And resources for recipes & meal plans

[Tweet “The goal of freezer cooking is to cut down on your time spent in the kitchen, at the grocery store and to save money.”]

Episode summary

My journey with freezer cooking started one night, early in our newlywed days as we went out on our favorite date: prowling around Barnes and Noble. My favorite section to hunt through are the bargain and discount books right up at the front. I always find awesome cookbooks and other practical books for awesome prices! And this night I came across I book called Once a Month Cooking: Family Favorites and my kitchen changed forever.

Over the years my cooking has changed and I now cook more whole foods and try to stay away from things like white flour and processed foods. So while I don’t use this cookbook anymore, and I’ve come across some amazing freezer cooking resources since then, I will forever be thankful to have come across this cookbook in the clearance section.
In this episode my goal is to introduce you to freezer cooking and give you the courage to try it out yourself! I will share more details about freezer cooking, the different methods you can use, and how it can have an impact on your cooking, your kitchen, and your family!

Links & Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Resource of the Week:

Once a month mealsOnce a Month Meals Website

Usually in the podcast I take a minute to highlight a book of the week. But instead, today I want to highlight what has recently been the most helpful thing to me: Once a Month Meals.

They are a website devoted to freezer cooking meal plans and recipes! They have a TON of amazing free meal plans each week including a whole food meal plan, paleo, gluten-free, kid friendly meals and more!

They do have a subscription option which gives you access to additional features (which I think are worth it in my opinion) but they also give SO much away for FREE and it’s awesome! This is where I recommend you start for amazing freezer cooking meals and menus. 

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HF #6 - Freezer Cooking and My Homemaking

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  1. I absolutely LOVE Freezer cooking. I have stumbled on $5 Meals and it has been SO helpful for my meal planning. As a SAHM of a 3 & 5 yr old, wife, student, and everything else it is so nice to not have to think about dinner! Thanks for sharing these new resources to add to my tool box.

  2. I have been enjoying all of your podcasts. You have so much wisdom and practical information for a young wife and mom! I really need to make freezer cooking a more consistent part of my meal planning. I am trying to do it 4 times a year. I made 10 meals and was able to give some away to a friend who was moving and didn’t have time to cook. I think freezer cooking is an excellent way to save time. However, I have a hard time with freezer meal plans because I don’t eat certain foods so I have to make my own freezer cooking plans. But I’m so excited about the all the recipes I find. I just used some from New Leaf Wellness. Thanks for all you do!

    • I’m so glad Shonda!! Yeah – it does take more time when you have to be careful about what goes into the meals. But I still feel like it’s so worth the time and effort in the long run 😀 So glad you are enjoying the podcast!! 😀

  3. Loved this episode of your podcast, listened to it yesterday while at work, today I cleaned my freezer out and am researching freezer cooking! My family have been asking me what I want for Christmas too, well, storage containers for freezer meals are now on the list!
    Thanks again Jami!
    p.s congrats on the twins – I LOVE their names!

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