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Baking and Freezing Food

The last couple of weeks have been a bit crazy for me. We have had two rounds of sickness, quite a few Dr.’s appointments, shopping trips, piano lessons, homeschooling, etc.

Just when I think life is going to slow down, something else comes up. I have decided that craziness is part of life or at least part of life in the stage that I am now in. I guess I need to just get used to it.

So, in order to help calm the craziness of life I am trying to get some things in the freezer. I don’t have time or really the desire right now to do a big freezer meal cooking day. I have done that before, but I don’t think it will work right now.

Instead I have been working on freezing other things or parts of meals. Here is what I have been working on.

I made a big batch of homemade refried beans. We at them for two meals and I was able to freeze enough for two more. I also made up a big batch of homemade enchilada sauce to freeze. My enchilada sauce really does not take much time to make, but when dinner time comes around and I am in a hurry, having some in the freezer will save me a step and some time. I also love these little containers for freezing things like beans and sauces. They work great and were not that expensive to buy. They come in different sizes and stack well. I have been reusing them for over a year now and they have held up well.

I made a big batch of cinnamon rolls and froze some.

Yesterday, I  made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I will post the recipe next week.

Yesterday I also made coconut bread and it did not turn out well. It is so irritating when this happens because it is such a waste, but I think it happens to all of us. You will not be seeing this recipe any time soon. I had high hopes for this bread. It is a quick bread, with coconut milk and coconut in it. It was okay and edible, but definitely not a do again.

pumpkin bread 2

Later this week I hope to make and freeze some pumpkin bread, pizza sauce, and maybe some more cookies.

I also hope to cook up several different kinds of beans to freeze. I know these will be nice to have in the freezer for soups and chili over the next few months.

What have you been cooking or baking?

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. That’s a lot of cooking!!! By the way I made your apple muffins Friday and they were outstanding. We were invited to friends for dinner and I took them and got rave reviews!! Thanks, Lynn.

  2. Wow, you have been a busy bee! Everything looks great, and I’ve followed your links and printed out your homemade pizza sauce recipe and also your homemade enchilada sauce recipe. Thanks! Last night I made fish filets covered with a nice tomato/onion sauce (from garden tomatoes and onions 🙂 ) and also some Tuscan bread I posted about that turned out way too hard! And for dessert I made some cream puffs, filled with chocolate/cherry whipped cream topping. They were a bit of trouble to do but very tasty. It’s such fun to try new experiments in the kitchen.

  3. For everything that’s going on in your house you sure are on the ball! I love those little containers too! I’m off to check out your links!

  4. I have been making fallish casseroles, chili and plan on making some beef veggie soup soon. Making stuff for the freezer in small batches works best for me. If I am making a casserole that freezes well, I make two and freeze one for those hectic nights that happen too often.

  5. I I sent you a blog award
    Have a great day!

  6. I’m always baking homemade bread…or at least my bread machine is! I’m also looking forward to making some pumpkin bread very soon. I just recently started up my own cooking blog, and any night I make something that involves a recipe, I try to post it. If you’re interested, please take a look, I don’t think I have any followers yet!

  7. Great post, as usual!

    I’ve nominated you for a blog award—keep up the good work!


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