After last weeks post giving you the Top 3 Reasons You Should be Freezer Cooking. I thought this week we would talk about the Top 3 Space Saving Ways to Freezer Cook. Saving freezer space is a priority regardless of the size of your freezer. Often times when I talk with people about freezer cooking, space is always a reason they give to why they can’t freezer cook.
I am here to tell you, you can. Even with limited space you can still freezer cook. And lucky for you, I know just the way. Ready to learn more about saving freezer space when you start freezer cooking?
You have heard about freezer cooking, you have found some recipes you want to try, you are even excited to see if this freezer cooking thing is something you and your family would like. Only one problem standing in your way, NO FREEZER SPACE! What are you supposed to do! It could truly pose as a big problem, I mean the whole point of freezer cooking is to save money and time, right? Not to have to go out and spend money on a freezer! Well, there are ways around having to go out and buy a freezer.
Saving freezer space in your small freezer:
1. Do NOT freeze in rigid containers
Rigid containers take up more freezer space than freezer bags do, so the best thing for you to do is to freeze your food in freezer bags. Freezer bags save so much space, especially if you freeze your food in smaller portions and freeze them flat.
Another thing for freezer cooking that would help with space would be to designate a shelf or an area that all your freezer cooking food will go on.
2. Cook in smaller portions
Instead of being overly ambitious about freezer cooking and doing it for the whole month, you may have to only cook 6-8 meals to start until you determine how much room you can allow yourself for freezer cooking. It also may be beneficial for you to freeze your meals in quart size bags instead of gallon size bags.
3. Freeze your freezer bags flat
You will be saving freezer space if you freeze the bags flat. The best way to do this so your meals don’t stick together is to put them on a cookie sheet for a couple hours until they are frozen. Once they are frozen, remove the cookie sheet. You can either freeze your meals laying flat or you can freeze your meals standing upright. Whichever way allows for more room for you in the freezer is the way you should do it. Some meals take up more space than other meals so sometimes you will find more room if you let them flat and other times you will need to put them vertically.
Freezer cooking is beneficial for everyone, whether you have small freezer or a large freezer. It is my hope that you will see the benefits in your own family for freezer cooking. I would love to share with you The Ultimate Guide to Freezer Cooking eBook, where I give you step-by-step instructions on how to freezer cook. Click the link to find out more.