Save Money With Big Batch Cooking and Baking

On the practical side of cooking and baking, it just makes sense to do big batches.

You’ll have a messy kitchen to clean up either way, so why not double or triple the recipe and end up with enough left-overs to put in the freezer for those busy days when you don’t have time to cook a meal?

Vintage Cooker

My trusty, vintage Westinghouse cooker

One advantage of big batch cooking is taking advantage of good sales.  Especially good sales on meat, which can save you a ton of money.

Another advantage of having quick meals in the freezer, is that it re-routes that urge to stop for fast food!

We have a few favorite “big batch” meals that always freeze well and taste just as good out of the freezer as they do the day they’re made.  (Sometimes, better)

Our list includes: chili, spaghetti sauce, soup, broth, beef burgundy, and lasagne.

We also love our baked goods, so those big batches include: cookies, pies, muffins, and breads.

Whatever your family favorites are, they can probably be made in a large batch and frozen.

Speaking of favorites, I’ll share our favorite spaghetti sauce recipe.  I’ve never found a better one!  This is the recipe that I will make in triple batches and cook in that nice, vintage cooker pictured above.

Favorite Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

And for big batch baking, I will share the link to our delicious: Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

My Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe


  • Having ready made meals in the freezer
  • Taking advantage of sales on ingredients
  • Cooking once, enjoying many times
  • Home cooked, quick meals instead of fast food

The average American spends $1200.00 per year on fast food.   Let’s be conservative and say that the ingredients for these quick freezer meals would cost half that amount.

MONEY SAVED:  $600.00!!



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