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?
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.
And for big batch baking, I will share the link to our delicious: 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!!