Tuesday Tips-Make life easier!
This week I’m sharing one of my favorite time saving tips: double-up your cooking. Whenever you cook something that your family enjoys, double the recipe and freeze one for later.
My favorites to double (click the purple links for recipes):
Baked Goods: Waffles, Oatmeal Pancakes, French toast, pizza crust, bread.
Crockpot Barbecue Chicken: Use for BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas, BBQ Chicken Nachos or BBQ Chicken Sandwiches.
Casseroles: Individual Lasagna Bake, Cheeseburger Casserole
Taco Meat (see recipe below): use in Taco Cups, Burritos or on Nachos.
A yummy and versatile recipe from ThePeacefulMom.com!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 1-16 ounce can refried beans
- 1- 6 ounce can tomato paste
- 3-4 tablespoons water
- Saute onions in olive oil until almost translucent.
- Add ground beef and brown.
- Add spices, beans and tomato paste.
- Stir and cook until all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Stir in water to thin the consistency of the mixture.
- Heat through.
- Use as taco or burrito filling or freeze for later use.
What’s your favorite recipe to double and freeze? Leave a comment. 🙂
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my favorite to double up on is chicken pot pie, its about $7.5 dollars for each meal but I buy the pie shells,i’m sure it would be much cheaper if i made them from scratch.
Crystal @ Serving Joyfully says
I just did this last night. We were having homemade pizza, so I doubled up the recipe and made some homemade frozen pizzas as well. It’s a little extra prep for that night, but now I have quick frozen meals that were homemade 🙂
Great idea Crystal!
I have a crockpot Chicken Paprikash recipe that was given to me by a friend. I make it 6 quarts at a time and freeze it for meals for me and hubby. The 6 qt recipe costs me approximately $6 to make (I buy chicken breasts on sale)…the store charges $6 per quart for it! I save $30 by making my own and I can make it to our satisfaction.
I also make a chicken caccitore and spaghetti sauce 6 qts at a time. Really helps out on the days my fibro is flaring.
My favorite recipe to double and freeze is chocolate chip banana bread! I love knowing my breakfast is prepared, ready, and waiting. It is also a wonderful item to give away to someone!
Celeste Jones says
I just doubled the recipe for pancakes this morning!