Baking Basics: Stocking Your Freezer with Make-Ahead Meals

How to Stock Your Freezer with Make-Ahead Freezer Meals - Favorite recipes and tips on keeping everything fresh!

It’s about that time again! My due date is exactly a week away and I’m starting to get slightly anxious, eeeeek. Right before Joseph was born, my mom made a ton of food to stash in our freezer, and it was a huge lifesaver. Especially since I was recovering from an unplanned c-section, just being able to throw some baked ziti into the oven or heat up a batch of chili was amazing.

My mom just spent two weeks in Montreal for work, flew home on Friday night, and then proceeded to spend all day Saturday in the kitchen. On Sunday she showed up to our house with trays of baked ziti, meatloaves and pasta sauce to stash in the freezer, and then said she was going to be making chili, soup and breaded chicken over the next week. So basically, my mom is awesome times a thousand.

While this isn’t exactly a “baking basics”, it’s certainly a food basics and it seemed like a great time to talk about some of my favorite freezer meals and some tips on how to keep your frozen meals as fresh as possible.

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Game Day Dip

This game day dip is perfect football food - only 5 ingredients and you throw them all in the slow cooker! An easy, cheesy dip!

This game day dip is perfect football food – only 5 ingredients and you throw them all in the slow cooker! An easy, cheesy dip!

This game day dip is perfect football food - only 5 ingredients and you throw them all in the slow cooker! An easy, cheesy dip!

Are you totally immersed in football season at this point?

It goes without saying that we’re big Sunday football-watchers in this house, and while I’ve never followed college football, I’ve even enjoyed having it on during cozy Saturday afternoons this years, as well. No matter who you root for, there is one absolute certainty – watching sports (or movies, or anything, really) is made even better when you throw in some good food!

I’m a big fan of appetizers, specifically dips, when it comes to my football food, and this game day dip is perfect. It’s an adaptation of a recipe sent to me by reader Tammy.

Thank you, Tammy! This is a new favorite in our house!

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The Weekend Dish: 9/24/2016

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – A layer of salted caramel sauce is sandwiched between layers of a favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, then topped with a sprinkle...

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Pear Crisp

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Ask Me Anything! [2016]

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