Ir5S1IDID8ntz3CTfc4LEVhlmt9Wl3 La Vida Buena: 4 Weeks To Fill You Freezer - Attempt 1

Friday, May 4, 2012

4 Weeks To Fill You Freezer - Attempt 1

I mentioned I wanted to start freezer cooking. (Thanks to the idea from Money Saving Mom) What that meant for me is, get something, anything, in the freezer ready to be used at a later date. My plan for today was some Banana Bread. So I headed to the store and got the essentials, plus a nice gallon of milk. Put groceries away and BAM! I DROP THE GALLON OF MILK AND THE PLASTIC BREAKS AND THE WHOLE GALLON SPILLS UNDER THE FRIDGE. Now if you saw my kitchen, the stove sticks out a bit so the fridge cant be easily pulled out. To be honest, it hasn't been pulled out in over 3 years since  living in this house! I know, gross, but its so much work to get it out. Today, I was left with no choice.  After 2 hours of figuring HOW to get it out, getting it out and cleaning the most disgusting place I've ever seen, I was ready to go.

So I made 2 loaves of Almond Bread. One with sliced almonds and one without, both loaded with flax seed. i put half of each in the freezer and kept the others sliced and ready for eatin!

While those were in the over, I worked on making some Pancakes. I had enough of my homemade pancake mix for 14, but after me eating one and the baby eating one, i stuck 12 in the freezer.

I have a giant Tupperware I keep my mix in. here is that receipt....I just keep making it over and over till my Tupperware if full, its usually like quadrupled if not more.


Pancake mix:

Pancake batter:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

For the pancake mix:


Mix the above ingredients together and store in a jar.

For the pancake batter:

For each 1 cup pancake mix, add 1 egg, 1 cup milk, and 1 tablespoon melted butter. Do not over mix.

Heat a flat griddle or pan over medium-high heat.

Spoon drops of 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of batter onto the hot griddle and when bubbles appear on the surface of the little pancakes, flip them over to make them golden brown on both sides. A minute or so a side should do it.

They must have been pretty good because check out baby!

Now i realized I needed to figure out dinner. I had no motivation for anything extravagant and since I was already freezing things, i Decided to make 2 pizza doughs, one for dinner one for freezer.
Doesn't that just look yummy! I made an extra cheese spinach and chicken pizza, hands down amazing! (no pic of the frozen dough in the freezer!
(this is once again from (Money Saving Mom)

Homemade Pizza

Pizza Crust: 1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups flour
Dissolve the yeast in the water. Add the rest of the ingredients in and mix.
Dump onto a floured surface.
Knead into a smooth dough (five minutes or so).
Roll out and press down onto a greased pizza pan.
Add toppings. (Have fun and be creative with this! Our favorite variety is salsa or barbecue sauce, diced cooked chicken, and cheese.)
Bake at 450 degrees F. for around 12-15 minutes until the crust looks crispy and lightly browned.

Lastly, i worked on some cinnamon buns, I knew it was pointless to freeze these, they are just being eaten left and right. (This is my desert tray or breakfast tray)

All said and done i was in the kitchen between 11-2:30, plus the time to finish off the pizza at dinner. It wasn't a bad day, and I do have items in the freezer now. My boy was a great help washing dishes ( yes i had to rewash them but does it get any cuter?!)

And the taste Tester for it all


  1. Smart thinking with the freezer cooking. I've gone through a busy streak recently, so I'm long overdue for a restocking, but the dishes we had ready to go in the freezer saved my wife and I from spending a ton of money eating out, or from just eating unhealthy food that was easy.

    Thanks for the great reminder to get on track. Adorable pictures as well!

    (Visiting from SASS)

  2. Hello there! I am visiting from SASS - so happy that you joined us!

    So when we first moved into our house, one of the first things we did was put our oven on slider rollers so that I can roll it out easily when there are spills and when I feel like vacuuming up all of those dust bunnies - totally worth doing!

  3. I so love freezer cooking. I just need a bigger freezer. We have been saying for yrs we would do this and still nothing lol... i bookmarked this page though I love spinach and making pizzas so will definitely try this out!

    Thanks for participating in SASS