If you are considering starting freezer cooking, one of the most common worries – after having to do all that cooking at once, of course! – is that the family will not like what you make. And if you’ve already made multiples of it in the freezer, it can be hard to see it go to waste if your family doesn’t want it. So why not start off your freezer cooking experience by using some of your family’s favorite recipes.
If you make a casserole that your family loves, make a double recipe and freeze one. The next time you want to make that dish, take the frozen one out, defrost then reheat. Don’t mention to your family that was the second one you froze, see if they notice anything odd or different about it, and then you can take that feedback into account the next time you make it.
if your family doesn’t notice the difference, trying make it a practice to cook doubles or triples of favorite meals, and freezing the rest. Doing this is a great way to get your feet wet with freezer cooking.
And as you get more comfortable with doing this, then it is a good time to tackle one of the 30 meals in one day cooking experiences, or expanding your horizons with some of the recipes in the popular freezer cookbooks.