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The Benefits of Freezer Squirreling


This is about a freezer meal, y’all, and it might be something that you’re doing already.  I was reminded about blogging it today as I was squirreling away a few pieces of bacon in the freezer for later.  Where am I going with this?

My boys are eating a lot these days.  As in, we almost never have leftovers unless I double a recipe.  Now, what I occasionally do have, is a few pieces of bacon and or possibly some leftover chicken.  What I always do when these things happen is that I always put the leftover in a small bag and freeze it — sometimes combining it (in its own small bag) with other sundry ingredients in a larger plastic bag.  Why?  Because from the little here and there leftover you can have a really awesome pizza.

For instance,  with a cup of leftover Huli-Huli chicken, crumbled bacon, barbeque sauce, some thawed pineapple and thawed onion slices, you can have a really wonderful barbeque chicken pizza.

This is common sense, I know, but lately I’ve tried to be more purposeful about it.  So, when I come home and don’t really want to cook all that much, I can pull these things out of the freezer and have a dinner that everyone loves while using food that might have gotten lost and spoiled in the fridge.

Other ways to categorize would be to have a bag for omelet fillers and one for stir fry, too.

I’ve made lots of pizza crusts and there are lots of good ones out there.  I typically use this one from Pioneer Woman.  I don’t refrigerate mine, though, but make it after carpool for dinner the same night.

Okay, that’s all that I’ve got today.  I hope that y’all are having a great Wednesday!



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