I did a quick Freezer Cooking in an Hour session on Thursday morning while the children worked on some homeschooling projects at the kitchen table. I had picked really simple and easy recipes, so everything went off without much of a hitch.
11:05 a.m. — Put all the Crockpot Tortilla Soup ingredients in the crockpot to simmer.
11:18 a.m. — Started making the Chocolate Banana Bread. Jesse called and we talked for a few minutes while I finished up the bread.
11:22 a.m. — Stuck the bread in the oven and sat down to finish our morning homeschooling lessons while yummy smells wafted through the house.
12:30 p.m. — I pulled the bread out of the oven and let it cool. Then, we taste-tested some Chocolate Banana Bread before I sliced the rest and froze it. (It was so good that I knew it wouldn’t last long unless I froze it right away!).
Later that afternoon, Kaitlynn helped me make the dough into Easy Italian Breadsticks and we baked those.
All together, it took me about 55 minutes total to make a batch of Easy Italian Breadsticks, a loaf of Chocolate Banana Bread, and a big pot of Crockpot Tortilla Soup that will last us for two dinners and one lunch. Being intentional about cooking ahead a little bit once or twice a week can really be a sanity-saver!
Note: The breadsticks and banana bread were fantastic. We thought the soup was just so-so.
Did you bake or cook anything to freeze this week? I’d love to hear about it and see a link to your recipe, if you have one.