Saturday, April 30, 2011

Freezer Cooking: Taco Night

I had the makings of some nice soft tacos about to go bad at my house (wilting lettuce, staling tortillas, etc...), and since my husband had picked up ground beef on Wednesday (20lbs of it @ $1/lb...froze half, and put half in the fridge), I decided that tonight should be taco night.

Since I began freezer cooking, I think I've become allergic to making just one meal at a time, but I didn't really have time to "cook" multiple meals tonight.  So, what I did was this:

I took half of what was in my fridge, roughly 5lbs, and cooked it up and added taco seasoning.  We ate our tacos tonight, and then I bagged up the rest.  You can't really tell from the picture, but the larger bag contains 4 smaller bags of pre-cooked, pre-seasoned taco meat.  They are in perfect meal sized portions for our family, so whenever we need to have tacos again, I will not have any cooking to do.  I will just need to thaw it and gather up the toppings!  If I decide to make a dish that needs taco meat, I will just need to thaw it and pour it in.

This is going to be a great time saver on busy nights in the future, and it maybe took me 10 minutes longer to brown the larger amount than 1 lb would have taken, so the cooking time was pretty much the same.

Tomorrow, the other 5lbs is going to get turned into hamburger patties and meatballs.


Marsha S May 6, 2011 at 11:09 PM  

I love cooking ahead any time I can! It makes it so much easier on those nights when I am feeling lazy from a busier day than usual.

Saving Myself Silly May 6, 2011 at 11:26 PM  

Absolutely! I've got a bunch more freezer cooking posts, but this night I was feeling lazy even at that! LOL

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