Today as I looked at my dinner plan in Plan To Eat, I remembered this is a week I’m adding to my freezer stash more than I am taking out of it. I needed cut up chicken for a couple recipes, so I started boiling the chicken in a big pot of well seasoned water (salt, pepper, garlic, minced onion, and parsley). Once I got that started, I thought “Why not go ahead and make that batch of refried beans?” So I started that after looking up this recipe. I did used canned pinto beans this time because it’s what I had though I aim to use dried beans next time. Then Karis wanted to make some lemonade, so we did using good ol’ Paula Deen’s recipe.
All this didn’t really take a long time as I did it as I was cleaning up lunch and finished it after putting my three little ones down for naps. Here’s what we ended up with after some dumping, mixing, stirring, cooking, and mashing.
But we definitely did it the hard way, hand squeezing 6 lemons! But I know one little girl who was really loving it!
What do you do to make freezer cooking easier?