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The Proposed Baking/Freezer Cooking Day List

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As I mentioned on Saturday, FishMama from LifeAsMom and I are planning to host a Freezer Cooking Day on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. We'll be live-blogging our progress and sharing tips and recipes along the way on both of our blogs. If you'd like to join in the fun, you can sign up at the Facebook Event page here, follow along on twitter with the #bakingday hashtag, or just check our blogs for updates, pictures, and more!

Since our family is on a new schedule and I'm staying completely offline in the mornings so I can focus all of my energies and full attention on homeschooling and investing in/loving on my children, I'm planning on doing my baking and cooking from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Check in here or on Twitter for my real-time progress updates.

In the mean time, here's my Proposed Freezer Cooking Plan:

Breakfasts:
Whole Wheat Waffles x 5
Granola
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Icing

Main Dishes:
Chicken Tetrazinni x 4
Turkey Meatballs x 3
Farmhouse Chicken x 4
Chicken Broccoli Rice x 4
Slow Cooked Pepper Steak x 3

Snacks/Desserts:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sides:
Freezer Mashed Potatoes

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25 Comments

  • april says:

    Where did you get your granola recipie?

  • Carrie says:

    Think I’ll try to jump in for one hour on Tuesday and two hours Wednesday afternoon. Maybe.

  • Jedotta Dainsberg says:

    Do you think it would be possible to add a tab to the top of your page entitled “Recipes” ? You have some really great ones on your baking days! 🙂

  • elizabeth says:

    Crystal ~ a question for you about your waffle maker. I have purchased several decent name-brand waffle makers over the years and they all seem to have the same issue. After about 6-12 months of use, the coating area begins to chip off into the waffles and we have to throw it out. Are we doing something wrong by spraying it with cooking spray? Would you recommend your brand?

  • Lucky says:

    Do you freeze your granola or just keep it in an airtight container? I love your baking days. I’ll be cooking for my freezer this weekend and reading about your this week will get me pumped up!

  • EWood says:

    I’m so excited to join you guys for my first baking day! You have so much planned in just a few hours… I think I’ll be lucky to make just a couple of things!

  • Beth says:

    Have you published a shopping list that I’ve missed?

    Thanks so much for all you do 🙂

  • Mary says:

    I can’t wait to read the details. Every time I read about your baking and cooking days, I get inspired. Thanks for giving the link to the freezer mashed potatoes. I make them every Thanksgiving and I was wondering the other day how far ahead I could make them. I didn’t even think about freezing. This will save me so much time! 🙂
    Crystal, you help me save both money and time!!

  • mistyG says:

    i made your pumpkin chocolate chip muffins this week. they were a HUGE hit! my kids beg for them at snack time. thanks again for your constant inspiration. mistyG

  • Jae says:

    I absolutely love your blog. It is a must see everyday. Thanks for posting this. I had been freezer cooking and haven’t done it in a while, I am definitely inspired to begin again. It is a great way of being a good steward of your time. Speaking of time management, I am praying about homeschooling and would love for you to post about how you manage your day with homeschooling, blogging etc. Thanks

  • Honey says:

    I have the opposite issue this week. I am trying to eat from the freezer to make room for Thanksgiving stuff. So I can’t participate this time. But I was already planning to make Turkey Tetrazzini for dinner Tues. and I noticed you had a chicken one on your menu. Also, I will bake sour dough bread. And I look forward to seeing what others will make:)

  • Audrey says:

    I would love to know how you freeze and reheat your food. Do you do individual servings, or do you freeze in baking dishes? That’s about the only thing holding me back from preparing ahead of time and reheating.

  • Jen McEachern says:

    thanks for sharing your recipes – my family has loved all the pumpkin ones – especially the muffins – something I never would have tried
    jen

  • Sheila says:

    I totally will be tuning in to this. I would like to start once-a-month cooking myself. I would love to hear your tips on how to adapt current recipes that I may have to freezer meals as well.

  • Sara says:

    So inspirational! One big blitz sure saves time later. We tried the pumpkin choc chip muffins a couple weeks ago… my husband goes crazy for them! I have made 3 batches!

  • Sue says:

    The last baking day you had, you mentioned about making homemade hot pockets, but I never did see the recipe posted. Would you be able to email that to me? It would be perfect to have on hand for last minute lunches!

    Thanks!

    ~Sue

  • Stacie says:

    This will be my first cooking day! I am so looking forward to it!!

  • krissy says:

    I made your Chicken Tetrazzinni with Tammy’s cream of chicken soup last time you did a freezer day and it was DELICIOUS!! I ate it for lunch for 3 days after we had it for dinner and I hate leftovers. I highly recommend it!!

  • Porsha says:

    I cant wait to see how you do a baking day. I have been keeping up with everything on this site daily and I LOVE it. I made the pumpkin chocolate chip recipe, but instead of muffins I put it in a pan and made it like a cake. It took longer to bake but it turned out WONDERFUL!! Thanks so much for everything you post. This blog is sooooo inspirational.

  • april says:

    this is my first baking day! I don’t have a lot planned but can’t wait to get started!

  • robin says:

    Hi there! I was just wondering if you might be having a shopping list to go along with each item? Will you be putting up the remaining recipes as well? Thanks for all you do, I will be joining you for my first ever baking day!

  • amy says:

    i clicked on your chicken tetrazini recipe and discovered tammy’s homemade cream of chicken soup recipe! i’m so excited, as i’ve been getting hordes of cans of carnation milk for free at kroger this week and i can use that to make mostly free cream soup. unfortunately, i can never get either our fridge freezer or our full-size upright extra freezer empty enough to do once a month cooking, but i bought a book about it and i’d love to try!

  • Jamie says:

    Silly question… will you frost your pumpkin scones before you freeze them? Does that turn out alright?

  • melissa says:

    I’m also excited for you,hopefully I will do my cooking day soon…have fun.

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