Your child's birthday is always a great reason to celebrate, and few things make you happier than seeing your son or daughter surrounded by close friends on that special day. However, if you're spending the whole day in the kitchen, you'll miss out on the fun! This is why Atlanta moms' secret weapon of choice is a stand-alone freezer. Having a stand-alone freezer out in the garage or in the laundry room means you can prepare the party foods ahead of time and freeze them, allowing you less time in the kitchen and more time having fun with the kids. Models like the Frigidaire Convertible Freezer/Refrigerator even allow you to go from frozen to refrigerated in 24 hours at the flip of a switch, so everything will be thawed and ready to heat up come party time. Frigidaire freezers provide flexible storage options with its accessible design, are low maintenance with its frost free automatic defrost, and are built here in the USA.
Making your own munchies helps to cut down on the cost for those birthday bashes, which is always a relief. You'll find that the Frigidaire Freezer will soon pay for itself when you're not paying for expensive cakes and packaged treats. Here are some kid-friendly foods that can be made ahead of time and frozen before your little one's birthday celebration.
- Cookies: Everyone loves cookies, but they can be a lot of work, especially if your child has friends with allergies to nuts or other dietary restrictions. Preparing the dough ahead of time and freezing it will allow you to make different varieties of cookies so that everyone can have something he likes, and you won't have to wake up at dawn the day of the party.
- Pizza: Whether you want to make full-size pies or mini-pizzas as appetizers, pizza dough can easily be made in advance and frozen. Like cookies, this can allow you to magically produce several pizzas with different toppings to please everyone in the group without putting in a huge amount of effort on the big day. Your own dough will not have the additives contained in pre-packaged store-bought pizzas, and it will likely be healthier and tastier than the sugary sauces at Atlanta pizza chains.
- Hamburger buns: You don't need to buy buns for your burgers - you can make your own and freeze them. Whether you're serving sliders or sloppy joes, homemade buns will be a big hit.
- Burgers: Again, you may have vegetarians in the crowd, and rather than buying expensive turkey burgers or chicken sandwiches, you can simply make your own and have a variety of options in the freezer ready to go.
- Birthday cake: No last-minute runs to the store for you - you can make the cake and freeze it for months in advance! There's no need to panic when your cake is ready and waiting. Ice cream cakes are also another great treat that can be frozen months ahead of time, and they're the perfect option for birthdays in Atlanta's humid summer months.
- Falafels: Parties are a great time to get your kids to try something new, and falafels are one of the easier savory treats to make and freeze in advance.
- Fancy ice cubes: Try freezing some juice in advance in a tray to make tasty ice cubes for that summer fiesta.
- Popsicles: No pool party would be complete without homemade popsicles, and of course these treats are freezer-friendly. You can make them with juices or other fresh flavors to create healthier treats,.
- Casseroles: A cheesy, yummy casserole is the perfect homey touch to any kids' party, and your family can enjoy the leftovers, too!
- Meatballs: Finally, most kids love good old-fashioned spaghetti and meatballs, and you can prepare yours well in advance and store them in the freezer.
For more information on this Frigidaire freezer, other Frigidaire freezer models or home appliances, or to find a retailer in your area, visit www.Frigidaire.com.
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