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Its almost noon as I sit writing this post. We have an afternoon of errand running planned and an evening of relaxing, so I wanted to make sure to get my freezer cooking done early.
First thing this morning I put some pinto beans on to soak. Just before we head out the door to do errands I will make sure to get them in the crock pot. Sometime over the weekend I will make them into refried beans. Does anyone know of a good recipe?
I had to make an emergency trip to the closet market near us to pick up some sugar so that I could make a double batch of or favorite brownie bite cookies.
I cringe at admitting this but our family has gone through close to 8 pounds of sugar this week. I did freeze 4 bags of cookie dough, 24 cinnamon rolls, and 18 muffins and that does not included the baking we personal ate each day. So that makes the 8 pounds sound a bit less shocking.
I have also used 10 pounds of flour, in just 7 days. I am managing to squeeze it out of our weekly grocery budget.
I am figuring that next month I will have to purchase very little sugar or flour as we will be eating the baked goods out of the freezer. That savings will allow our family to enjoy more meat for the grill, which is a family favorite of ours come summer.
I divided the dough into 3 portions, 2 went into the freezer and 1 went in the fridge to bake later today. I have never froze this particular recipe before, so I am hoping it works.
I figure the worse thing that can happen is that it thaws into a sticky mess and I end up loosing some of the dough stuck to the sides of the bag, and having to throw in some more flour into the rest of the dough.
Freezer Cooking Tip.
When the heat of summer comes I find that baking goes stale quicker. My solution is to freezer my cookie dough in smaller portions so that I can bake up what we will eat in a 2 to 3 days maximum.
How about you? Did you get anything in the freezer today?
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