Written by Jeannett Gibson of Life Rearranged.
Are you working through Tsh’s ebook One Bite at a Time yet? I’m tracking my progress through the very practical (and manageable!) tasks monthly through this series. The projects aren’t chronological and you can do them in any order, so feel free to start now! You can buy the book here for just $5!
I mean, is there any word less sexy in the English language?
I really really really really really dreaded this month’s task. I’m not into money. I don’t like talking about it. I don’t like thinking about it. I don’t like having to worry about it. I just don’t like it. I do not like it Sam I am.
But here I was, with a task staring me in the face, and this post to hold me accountable to actually doing something about it.
When I sat down to look at our monthly spending, one thing became very apparent: a huge portion of our monthly budget went into food expenses.
Grocery stores. Warehouse stores. Fast food. Restaurants. Snacks. Treats.
I like cooking. I want food to taste good. Not just good, but really really delicious good. I want my family to remember me as a great cook. It’s kinda one of my “mom things”, you know?
Unfortunately, as I peruse Pinterest and google around for new recipes to try, I find that by the time I amass the ingredients to pull something together, I end up dropping as much (or more!) than if we had gone out to dinner.
I’ve long been tempted to try out freezer meals. You know, when you spend hours cooking, packaging, and then freezing meals so that they are mostly done for you? I’ve heard that it helps cut down costs tremendously. Which, is apparently something I need to work on. And I don’t even know where to start.
While Google is a beautiful, beautiful thing…it can also be an overwhelming, I want to crawl into a hole and curl up into the fetal position and cry thing. Even a simple search for freezer meals returns 837 results. That’s 837 different books out there telling me what the best way to cook giant batches is.
Too much information makes me shut down. Hence the primary reason I’ve never actually tried this method of cooking and cost cutting.
So, at the risk of being overwhelmed by asking the readership for a blog with almost 41,000 subscribers…do you have any go-to resources for freezer meal prep? I’d like a one stop, it’s all there, kinda thing. Not a handful of recipes. And definitely not food that’s just “meh”.
Do you freezer batch cook? Does it save you money?