This month I planned most of my menu around meals that were already hanging out in the freezer from my September Freezer Cooking, so the bulk of my freezer cooking for October is baking. I love fresh baked goods, I hate cleaning up the mess. I've found that by batch baking, I can get the best of both worlds. Some things go into the freezer already baked, others head for the freezer flash frozen so they can be pulled out, baked and eaten fresh and warm.
This is more than I would normally be baking, but we have quite a few engagements this month that we're signed up to bring baked goods for. The prep work now, will save me a lot of time and dishes later! Here's the list of what I'm working on:
Pumpkin Applesauce Bread -recipe to follow, baked and frozen
HV Zucchini Bread -baked and frozen
Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies -Scooped & Frozen
Sugar Cookies -cut & frozen-directions to follow
Pie Crusts -I take no credit - it's HandyMan's Department!
And I've been dying to try the Chocolate Butterhorns so I'm hoping to get them in the freezer this time around too!
Sloppy Lasagna -Pasta is on the menu. I'm trying a variation of this recipe and will make three pans instead of large quantities of leftovers.
This post is linked up at Life As Mom's October Freezer Cooking post. Check it out for lots of great ideas.