There is something so wonderful about knowing you have food made and ready for you in the freezer. What can be even better is having some company while you make it? Have you ever considered having a freezer cooking day? Here’s how one could organize it.
- Groups of 5-8 moms are formed based on availability. You would also want to consider any food allergies and family sizes when making groups. Groups rotate who hosts and meet every month. Moms take turns hosting in their own homes.
- Prior to the meeting, the mom hosting usually chooses 2-3 recipes to be made. Sometimes she requests ideas from her group or at the prior month’s activity they talk about ideas for the next month. One meal is generally prepared to be cooked for that evening’s meal and the rest is prepared to be frozen. Check out the video for a quick & easy way to make freezer jam.
- The host is then responsible for gathering all food needed for the number of families involved. During this time you can talk about sales, coupons and work to save money whenever possible! The day prior to the event, the host emails the moms coming and tells them the cost and if they need to bring anything. In general though, all other items are part of the cost and bought in bulk by the host.
- In the session, the kids can play and moms take turns playing with the kids and helping them with what they need. Older kids can take a part of the cooking process if they are interested. Meanwhile, prep work is divided up and we get to work assembling all of the meals. Don’t forget to label the freezer bags and print out recipes (or email them) to everyone there. Assemble, clean up our mess, help pick up all the toys, and leave with a for the night and 2-3 more meals for the freezer for busy nights.
Have you hosted or attended a freezer cooking day? What tips do you have to share?