ok so I didn't take any pictures of my adventures in cooking yesterday but I will tell you all about it. My sister Michelle and I have done freezer cooking sessions a few times and have finally figured out some tricks and tips for making it easier. First thing is * Don't do it when you are both Pregnant!* We were both so tired by the end of the day that I was not sure that it would be worth it. We started this time by doing a few things on Monday in preparation for the all day session on Tuesday. I made Enchilada sauce, browned ground beef diced ham and went shopping. ( I was supposed to cook my chicken too but didn't get to that.) So then Tuesday we just cooked and assembled all day. We made Funeral potatoes and added diced ham and frozen broccoli. ( 4 bags full, that will be made into 8x8 in pans full) Then we assembled 5 - 8x8 pans of chicken enchiladas. Through out the day we were making bread in the bread machine to be used for hot pockets. We ended up with 3 ham and cheese, 3 pepperoni and cheese and 6 taco each. We didn't make as much as we wanted but these are easy to do later. We also had a roast in the crock pot all night to shred and make into burros. We of course didn't get to that so we will have to do it later. Usually we end up with about 15 meals. This time was only 9 and I am so glad we didn't do more. It was great. I do love spending time with my sister and the kids played pretty well together. And now I have some ready made meals in the freezer for when I don't feel like cooking.
By the way this is a great thing to give to someone who is having a baby! (this is not a hint for me by the way although I won't turn it away) I know they get meals for a few days after for RS sisters but to have something in the freezer is great. I had a few given to me when I had Tolson and it was sooooooo nice. Just make two of what you are making for dinner and give the other one away. Its not hard at all and it means a lot to the person receiving it! Just thought I would share.
So to continue with my Domestic Goddess groove I am in, now I have 9 meals in the freezer too!