Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Freezer Club

My trunk with my bags of food, ready to be exchanged!
So it is a little bit of mass confusion, did you get my meal, did I get your meal?
Food all over the church parking lot!
Enjoying a cake break, I had to get the chocolate cake out of my house, so breakfast for friends!
My freezer stocked and ready for dinner!

This is the 3rd time we have exchanged meals and I am just loving this! I read the idea in a book, called up a few friends and now I get lots of different meals that I did not have to cook! We had 11 of us this month who exchanged. We typically have 10, but I am thinking more is even better. So each person makes the SAME meal 10 times. For example, this month I made pulled pork sandwiches with a side of cheesy corn. I made up 10 freezer baggies full of pulled pork. 10 Freezer baggies full of corn. Gave everyone a small container of Carolina Red Sauce, a bag of buns and the directions on how to thaw it,cook it etc. Some examples of what has been made

  • Pizza Casserole
  • Pork Tenderloin with Twice Baked potatoes
  • Various stews/soups/goulash
  • Italian beef
  • Variety of Pastas
  • Meatballs with noodle casserole
  • Enchiladas
  • Chicken of every variety.
  • Steak Roll Ups

Everything has been really delicious and the best part, I did not make it! Yes, it is alot of work for one day (or 3 depending on who you are and how long you procrastinate!) hehe! But, it is much easier to make ONE recipe 10 times than to make 10 DIFFERENT recipes 10 times. Some tips if you start a club.

  • We freeze the meals before exchanging them.
  • Freezer baggies work great, just be sure to lay them flat in your freezer so they freeze flat for easier stacking.
  • We ask everyone to make enough to feed a large family. Small families just get leftovers!
  • We ask all to sign up for what they will bring, so we make sure to have a variety of dishes.
  • We do not omit anything for picky eaters. The rule is, if you are picky, don't sign up. No one is allowed to ask you to leave things out!

Let me know if you have questions or need recipes. I am hoping to stockpile a bunch of food before China!

1 comment:

Mom to my China Posse said...

What a fun thing to do. Wish I lived closer. cooking has fell by the wayside since Andrew's accident I hate to admit.