Friday, September 20, 2013
Eating out of the freezer and getting inspired
While waiting for supper to bake off, I read through the blogs that I follow, including Udy with a J's blog about cooking to fill up the freezer. She is spot on that this can save significant time and money. We have been living with a smaller refrigerator (still have the under the counter bar fridge off) for over a month, and it's been an adjustment. One thing that has been a pain, are the multiple tubs of cottage cheese and a large tub of ricotta that were being stored in the bar fridge. I slowly have been taking advantage of Summer time sales on cottage cheese, usually combining the sale with a coupon for an even better deal. Once amassed, I had planned on making lasagnas. Now moved to the smaller, kitchen fridge, they have been taking up some valuable real estate. The kitchen freezer is also emptying out, now that I am back at work and while preparing sandwiches for the twins to tote to school, I have been taking my homemade convenience foods (small tubs of leftover or soup that I label and freeze for work). Significant space has opened up. OK, so it's time to get cooking and make up another multiple batch of lasagnas for the freezer.
I wrapped the top over with Reynolds no stick aluminum foil and sealed the trays, stacking them 2 deep for now, in the kitchen freezer. Once solidly frozen, I'll move these to one, 4 deep stack.
Looks like lasagna for a year here. I estimated my costs at $4.89/lasagna. It will easily serve 4-5 people, so one meal @ $1/person. Cheap enough.