So I posted my first installment of freezer cooking before Jeanie was born, but never got around to posting the second, so here we go!
Fresh homemade whole wheat tortillas are amazing. Especially with freshly ground wheat. They are also super easy to make! I use the recipe from 100 days of real food. These are best fresh, but are a bit time consuming (mostly the cooking part- I use a griddle to cook two at a time), so I cook big batches and freeze them flat in bags of 12! To thaw, I either place in the fridge, or microwave them wrapped in a towel.
I make all of my own bread from scratch and freeze loaves for future use. I wrote a whole post on it, so go check that out! This bread can thaw on the counter or in the fridge, or on a very low power in the microwave if you need it quickly!
Homemade granola is an easy, yummy snack and an excellent breakfast to keep as back up in the pantry (I’ve found our visitors seem to snack on it the most as it’s most familiar in our ‘real food’ house). I make several big batches with all sorts of different nuts, seeds, dried fruits, oats and honey and freeze them in gallon bags. There are lots of recipes out there with many different additions, but I stick with this one as our basic for real food granola. I just take a bag out of the freezer and let it thaw on the counter when I need it!
Freezer quiche is one of my favorite staples for our family. So delicious and so healthy, and they freeze really well! The last batch I made included spinach, bacon, onions, cheddar, tomatoes, and mushrooms. I make mine with a simple, quick whole wheat crust, just like this recipe. I then cook them completely and freeze. Don’t thaw them, just pop them straight in the oven at 350 for at least 45 minutes, maybe more depending on the thickness.
I shared my homemade freezer pizzas in the last installment and mentioned my pizza pockets, but I wanted to share a couple of photos! Once again, if I’m going to freeze, I leave out the sauce. I pop these still frozen into the oven at 350 for a half hour.
Huuby enjoys a savory breakfast over any granola or cereal, but he (we) also enjoy our sleep and he doesn’t have much time in the mornings. So I cook up big batches of “egg muffins” for him to defrost. He likes them smooshed between some bread or on a tortilla. I add something different in these every time, just throw in whatever I have, but I use this basic recipe. I pop them in the freezer in a big gallon bag and he defrosts them individually in the morning.
That’s it for now! I imagine there will be a volume 3 eventually!