I’ve been excited to follow along with MSM’s 4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Project, but I’m behind already! The lovely Erin over at My Mommy World has motivated me to hurry the heck up already! She has great follow through with her goals–envy, Erin, I envy you!
So, I finally got started today with baked oatmeal for the freezer. Little Bunsies helped me out–it’s such an easy recipe that she pretty much did it all.
You simply mix the ingredients up in a bowl and place into a dish to freeze it for later use. The recipe is pretty basic, but you can throw in whatever you like. Bunsies asked for raisins since she always has raisins or cherries in her oatmeal (we eat oatmeal 2+ days a week) and then I chopped up some apples (we had Fuji on hand) and tossed those in as well. A little extra cinnamon and we were all done.
I used a foil pan since I’ve had it forever and am trying to use up some pantry items (even non-food items ). I sealed it with plastic wrap and then also topped it with a foil top that came with it. This will feed my little family for 2 breakfasts. Easy! When we’re ready to eat it, I’ll thaw it in the fridge overnight and bake it up in the oven in the morning. This is a nice twist on our regular bowl of oatmeal and we like to top it with a splash of milk and pinch (or 2) of brown sugar. I know I’m going to love these little meals when I’m too lazy or tired to cook.
Next up: cinnamon rolls, homemade baking mix, and banana bread, and waffles. Do you have any favorite freezer-friendly meals you love to keep on hand?