Buy groceries in bulk, prepare family-friendly dishes, package in meal-sized freezer bags, then stock the freezer with ready-to-defrost-and-serve tasty homemade meals. This is the winning system of Fix, Freeze, Feast, a cookbook that has already attracted an enthusiastic following among busy families. Millions of shoppers save money by buying groceries in bulk - trays of boneless chicken breasts, pairs of flank steaks, flats of ripe tomatoes. But savings can quickly turn to losses if those bulk quantities spoil in the refrigerator or lie forgotten - unlabeled and unrecognizable under lays of ice crystals - in the back of the freezer. In the new paperback edition of Fix, Freeze, Feast, authors Kati Neville and Lindsay Tkacsik offer a complete system for taking full advantage of bulk purchasing and advance preparation to ensure no food is ever wasted. They show how easy it is to get organized, prepare ahead, and be ready to put healthful, satisfying meals on the dinner table (or breakfast table, or even brunch table!) at a moment's notice. Theirs is a cookbook price-conscious shoppers will love and warehouse club members shouldn't be without. Cooks will find 125 delicious, healthful recipes to choose from Each one includes directions for dividing, preparing, and storing raw ingredients; a second set of simple direction is included for thawing, cooking, and enjoying the food. Designed for the way people cook today, Fix, Freeze, Feast meals are lighter and fresher than traditional bulk-cooking recipes, with a focus on simple stews and stir-fries, quick grilled or broiled main courses, and popular ethnic meals such as Beef Fajitas and Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry. Fix, Freeze, Feast, also includes ready-to-bake cookie doughs, soups, side dishes, smoothies, and snacks. With these innovative techniques and recipes, dinner is always in the freezer!
With this updated second edition of a best-selling cookbook, you can have it all — great tasting, nutritious meals that don’t break the bank or your daily schedule. Cook one recipe in bulk and stock your freezer with three nights of homemade dinners for your family. Updated recipes incorporate plenty of fresh, seasonal produce, along with bulk grains and beans. From Asparagus and Potato Frittata and Lemon Blueberry Strata to Tomato Basil Soup and Berry-Roasted Chicken, the 150 tasty options span the menu. Filling the freezer with healthy, ready-to-cook meals is more delicious than ever. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
Our mothers—and grandmothers—put up food in the freezer to economize on time and money. In a recessionary environment and in a world of dual-job families, there’s even more reason to do so today. But we don’t have the same tastes as our moms. We eat a wider range of foods, drawing on a variety of ethnic and global cuisines, we include more produce and grains in our diets, and we use fewer processed and fatty foods. Jessica Fisher’s Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is the perfect guide for economical home cooks with any or all of these new tastes in foods that take well to freezing. Competing books on freezing sell strongly and steadily. Typically, they are based on a very specific plan—cooking for a family of four for a month ahead in an afternoon of work in the kitchen, for example. They offer orderly plans with decent, if largely unimaginative, food. Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook offers two advantages over these books. First, Fisher lays out lots of easy-to-follow guidelines for diverse families with varying needs and desires, taking into account how long you want to spend in the kitchen—there are 2-hour, 4-hour, and daylong plans—as well as how far out ahead you want to cook for, the size of your household, the size of your freezer, your budget, and even your taste for one-dish meals versus multi-course meals. The emphasis is on facilitating flexibility without sacrificing clarity and ease-of-use. Second, Fisher’s 200 recipes deliver flavorful and healthy food in abundance. She takes readers beyond mom’s beef-pork-chicken triumvirate, with lots of ideas for lamb, fish, shellfish, and vegetarian main courses. There are homey and family-friendly dishes, like Cheddar Cheese Soup with Zucchini, Broccoli, and Carrots, or Crumb-Topped Cod Fillets, fancy dishes for company, like Seasoned Steak with Gorgonzola Herb Butter, and lots of globally inspired creations like Salsa Verde Beef, Red Lentil Dahl, and Hoisin-Glazed Salmon. While the emphasis is on dinner, there are breakfast and brunch recipes, too, and plenty of ideas for breads, quick breads, and desserts that freeze well. Ample sidebars address such matters as finding good freezer bags and containers, labeling frozen food, whether to invest in a new freezer, and how to thaw safely. The author’s story—cooking for a family of eight, including six home-schooled children under ten, and serving as the creator and writer of the popular blogs Life as Mom and Good Cheap Eats—fits the topic and the book perfectly. Fisher is a woman who knows all about budgeting time and money efficiently, at the same time serving up delicious food with warmth, love, and an appreciation for the pleasures of the table.
Author: Martha Stone
Publisher: Martha Stone
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Fix, Freeze, Feast: Meals for a Busy Family is packed full of recipes that you can make in bulk ahead of time and pull out in a hurry when you need a healthy and delicious meal. The meals are prepared ahead of time using healthy and budget friendly ingredients, stored in the freezer until needed and then placed in the oven just before dinner. Recipes from this eBook prove to be more delicious, healthy and cheaper than going out to catch a bite from the drive thru on the way to rehearsal or before practice.
Author: G & R Publishing
Publisher: Cq Products
Release Date: 2004
Fix, Freeze, Take & Bake features more than 100 delicious recipes for people on the go. Once prepared, each recipe can be frozen and then thawed or baked just in time to get a hot meal on the table before the next meeting or after school activity. Each recipe includes detailed freezing, thawing and preparing instructions.
Imagine opening your freezer to find it filled not with the usual boxed entrees and frozen burritos, but with wholesome, flavorful, and family-pleasing foods that look and taste homemade-because they are! Dana Jacobi's strategic approach to weeknight cooking is the key to cooking half as much and eating twice as well, with a soup-to-nuts menu of dishes that can be cooked to eat now and later. In Cook & Freeze, Dana explains everything from the logistics of freezing and the proper use of storage containers and materials to the best approach for preparing, freezing, or defrosting several dishes at one time. All of her recipes, which run the gamut from classic American favorites to Asian, Italian, and Mexican specialties, have been carefully selected to reheat with all of their delectable flavors intact, and they are fully annotated with freezing, thawing, and reheating instructions. Dana also notes which dishes are great for a crowd or quick to defrost. Dishes like her savory Salmon and Mushroom Pot Pies, or fluffy, perfectly sweet Orange Blossom Cupcakes can easily be frozen as individual portions, which is extremely useful for those cooking for one or two or making food to share with others. Best of all, every recipe in Cook & Freeze is made without the preservatives and other additives commonly found in commercially prepared frozen foods, providing superior flavor and nutrition at a fraction of the cost. With Dana's tips, techniques, and fresh, flavor-filled dishes that your family and friends won't believe were ever frozen, you will learn how to have satisfying meals at the ready every day of the week.
"What's for dinner?" If the sound of those three words sends you reeling or, worse, straight to the nearest fast-food chain or take-out joint, then relax. Dream Dinners will change all that forever. With their new cookbook, Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna, founders of Dream Dinners, bring the successful philosophy behind their hundreds of assemble-and-freeze-meal stores across America into home kitchens. Dream Dinners offers up one hundred recipes for flavorful meals made with easy-to-find ingredients. The premise is simple: Scoop or pour ingredients into baking pans or plastic bags, then store the uncooked dishes in the freezer. Later in the week or month, when dinnertime rolls around, just pop one of the frozen meals into the oven. Each recipe is provided two ways: One, prepare just one meal for the night, or two, prepare enough for three meals and freeze the other two. Dinner after sports practice, music lessons, and play rehearsals has never been easier! In addition to recipes for hearty, family-pleasing classics such as Baked Pesto Ravioli with Chicken, Beef and Zucchini Casserole, and Cider-Braised Pork Loin Chops, Stephanie and Tina give a wealth of time-saving shopping tips and cooking pointers. More than for convenience, eating dinner together provides benefits for the whole family. Study after study shows that mealtime matters. Families who dine together form stronger bonds, and kids get better grades and develop lifelong healthful eating habits. Dream Dinners makes it easy for families to gather around the dinner table and share the ups and downs of the day. With Dream Dinners, you will spend less time stressing in the kitchen and more time connecting with family and friends.
Best of the freezer cookbooks! 30 Day Gourmet's comprehensive cooking system teaches busy cooks how to fill their freezers with nutritious and great tasting foods! Spend a few hours or spend a whole day. 150 great-tasting recipes include photos and step-by-step instructions that will make stocking your freezer with delicious foods as simple as our 3 easy steps Step #1 - Choose & Plan Step #2 - Shop & Prep Step #3 -Assemble & Freeze *150 Delicious Recipes *Nutritional Analysis *Photos of all Recipes *Time-Saving Worksheets *Step-by-Step Instructions *Freezing Information *Online Support *100's More Recipes Online 30 Day Gourmet, Inc. is the leader in all things freezer cooking and has been featured on national television and in numerous newspapers and magazines. Their website is filled with recipes, author support, freezer cook forums and free e-newsletters. The 30 Day Gourmet Facebook and Yahoo Groups are the largest online freezer cooking groups and help cooks stay
Author: Taste Of Home
Publisher: Readers Digest
Release Date: 2009-10-29
The 343 dishes in Freezer Pleasers help today's family cooks spend less time in the kitchen, save money, and still serve homemade foods. From entrees and sides to snacks and desserts, you'll learn how to stock up the freezer so that something delicious is always on hand. This handy cookbook is divided into four easy sections: * "Now-and-Later" recipes explain how to make a double batch. Serve a casserole tonight and freeze one for later. * "Made-for-Later" dishes are those that come together easily and can be stored in the freezer for future needs. What a great way to take advantage of sales at the grocery store! * "Single Servings" are dinners and treats that are stored in single-serving portions. They're perfect for after-school snacking, late-night meals, and more. * "Creative Leftovers" help cut back on grocery bills. Store last night's extra food in the freezer, and then turn it into a fantastic new dish with the addition of a few kitchen staples. In addition, it provides: * Dozens of tips to help readers freeze foods and understand safe freezer storage practices. * Hundreds of full-color photos. * Great recipes, nearly all of which are submitted by home cooks. * The guarantee that every recipe was tested in the kitchens of Taste of Home, the world's #1 cooking magazine REVIEW
Presents recipes for nutritious, healthy dishes which can be prepared ahead of time and frozen, with instructions on preparation and storage and including such options as appetizers, soups, stews, casseroles, side dishes, main courses, and desserts.
Freezer cooking has never been so easy, fun, and totally delicious. From Freezer to Table is the ultimate guidebook for transforming the way your family cooks, eats, and freezes. The chapters are packed with freezer cooking basics, practical tips for Freezer Cooking Parties and Freezer Clubs, and plenty of motivation and tools to make freezer cooking second nature. With more than 75 simple, family-friendly recipes—all made from whole food ingredients—this book shows how you can stock your freezer with favorites, like Mixed Berry Oat Scones, Parmesan and Herb Chicken Tenders, and slow-cooker Killer Carnitas. Prepare to reclaim your kitchen from processed foods, all while saving your wallet, your waistline, and your time! With a freezer full of the easy dishes in this book, you can enjoy tasty, stress-free meals around the table with those you love, even on your busiest days.
Author: Mary Beth Lagerborg
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Since the first edition of Once-a-Month Cooking was published in 1986, its proven, practical method has helped hundreds of thousands of families reduce their cooking time and still enjoy nightly home-cooked meals. You don't have to be a super savvy chef to pull your family together each week for these light and simple, easy-to-prepare meals. Revised to reflect today's healthier diet, this revised edition explains how to: plan ahead, spend less time at the supermarket, cut down on prep time, group similar kitchen tasks together to get them all done at once, make kitchen clean-up more manageable, and use the freezer, computer, and your head to create a month full of delicious meals! Contains many easy, prepare-ahead recipes for dinner time success such as: --Baked JambalayaMexican --Chicken Lasagna --Chicken Taco Salad --Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork --Veal Scaloppini --And more! Whether you are a busy parent on the go or you just want a quick dinner to warm your spirit, you'll be instantly hooked on this cookbook classic and its fool-proof Once-a-Month Cooking method!
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Today’s family cooks know that by stashing delicious, home-cooked meals in the freezer, dinner preparation (and cleanup) is a snap. That’s why the 295 recipes inside Taste of Home Make It, Freeze It Cookbook make it easier than ever to find the perfect dinner solution. Within this brand new book, you will quickly discover mouthwatering recipes that include freezing and reheating instructions—a key to mealtime success for today’s home cooks. In addition, three At-a-Glance Icons offer proven value-added benefits that increase purchasing decisions—as do the book’s 200+ full-color photos, step-by-step cooking instructions and standout tips and hints. You will also enjoy a bonus chapter highlighting recipes that yield enough to serve a dish one night and store a second in the freezer when time is tight. The book also includes a clip out listing of classic freezer fare (pizzas, mac-and-cheese, chicken casseroles, waffles, etc.) readers can use as a reference to easily find such recipes in the book, stock their freezer and just as quickly locate the reheating instructions. Appetizer and dessert recipes that offer make-ahead convenience help busy cooks save time when preparing for summer get-togethers, neighborhood block parties, church picnics and other warm-weather events. In fact, all of the recipes in this must-have collection are ideal when time is tight…whether hosting a backyard barbecue or a holiday open house. When it comes to setting delicious foods on the table, Make It, Freeze It Cookbook is one book today’s home cooks simply can’t be without! CHAPTERS: Introduction, Freezing Basics, Breakfast & Brunch, Entertaining Made Easy, Fresh-Baked Breads, Sides & More, Heartwarming Soups, Beef Main Dishes, Poultry Favorites, Pork Specialties, Other Entrees, Sweet Treats BONUS: Cook Once, Eat Twice Recipes Included: Cheesy Chicken Casserole, Southwestern Lasagna, Hearty Meat Pie, Honey-Maple Pork Chops, Cordon Bleu Quiche, Sausage-Lover’s Pizza, Individual Provolone Melts, Lunch-Time Enchiladas, Summer Corn Casserole, Freezer Buttermilk Biscuits, Bacon-Egg Croissants, Sunny Brunch Quiche, Mocha Walnut Dessert, Rocky Road Bites, Frosty Strawberry Torte, and Frozen Chocolate Swirl Cake