I love having a freezer and was big into making freezer meals before moving here. When Isaac was born I had such a hard time getting healthy meals on the table with a seemingly needy infant at dinner time. So I started exploring freezer meal options and loved the time saver it became.
Since we have all this venison we had to buy a freezer anyway. I have already been looking for one after selling our last one (it became too small) before we moved from Washington. So we headed to Home Depot (because they had a deal going on) to purchase a new freezer. Now I don’t have to remind you of my bad luck with appliances, do I? Well no matter if they are new or not I will somehow find the only appliance with an issue. In typical “Beckie-style” here is our brand new freezer.
She’s a beauty isn’t she? She has a huge dent (that the pictures don’t show) across the entire front and the handle broken. I left the band-aid on her. HA HA! Nice…Home Depot is taking care of it though. Enough said. This is not about my horrible experience with appliances (I do have a repair man on speed dial though that would be too long of a post.
Since we did not have a freezer and we were in transition I didn’t make a lot of freezer meals since our move. Now that we have a “new” freezer I am anxious to fill it. So today I made ravioli soup and spaghetti sauce. The recipe I used was from Once a Month Cooking by Mimi Wilson & Mary Beth Lagerborg ISBN: 1-56179-041-9. It is an oldie but a goodie. You can buy it at amazon used for about $4 shipped. I just noticed it was published by Focus on the Family…hmmm I did not know that. Anyway I have loved almost every recipe in this book.
And my big vat of spaghetti sauce with italian sausage and venison
And here is my kitchen to prove it
I totally enjoy cooking but I am not a “neat” cook. I do not put things away as I use them. I completely trash my kitchen and when I am done I clean it all up. It was one of those genes that was passed down from my mom.
Now I have 3 ravioli soup meals and 5 spaghetti sauce meals. That should last me a couple of months. I love having these kind of meals on hand especially when I hear of a family who could use a hand. It is easy to just go through my freezer and see what I have to give. Tomorrow is chicken day. I am going to make Lemon Chicken, Chicken and Rice Pilaf, and Chicken Tetrazinni. That should set me for some quick meals for a while.