Delicious meals that will have you feeling anything but left out in the cold!
Don't freeze up when your family asks what's for dinner - reach into the freezer instead. The Freezer Cookbook provides home cooks with the tools they need to make delectable, healthy meals using fresh and flavorful ingredients, with information on shopping, cooking, freezing, thawing and everything in between.
This unique compilation of 150+ family- and freezer-friendly recipes, made without processed foods, will help busy families save time and money, while still enjoying home-cooked meals. The book provides an all-encompassing look at cooking freezer meals: getting organized, making lists, shopping strategies, nutritional information, making a lot of freezer meals in one day, freezer organization, freezer meal swaps, thawing and more. It also offers a mini starter program for beginners, an intermediate program and, for more advanced cooks, a guide to making 50 freezer meals in a day. You read that right: 50 meals in a day!
And lest you think these are just ho-hum basic meals, you're in for a pleasant surprise! Within the beautifully photographed full-color pages, you'll discover recipes for every meal of the day and for every occasion. Start your day off right with Morning Energy Bars or Breakfast Burritos. For dinner, choose from elegant offerings like Chicken Tikka Masala and Bacon Carbonara Pasta Pie, or serve a kid-friendly meal like Amazing Macaroni and Cheese.
Meatless mains such as Lentil Supreme Shepherd Pie and Spinach Gnocchi Bake will satisfy even the most discerning vegetarian or vegan. And with side dishes like Cilantro Lime Corn and desserts like Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake, you'll always have the perfect finishing touch to your meal just a freezer away.
About the Author
Karrie Truman is an urban homesteader wannabe who is the proud owner of the blog Happy Money Saver. The site is currently ranked No.1 on Google search engines for the term "freezer meals" and, on average, garners 1 million unique monthly page views, has over 600,000 unique visitors and reaches 215,000 plus through social media.
Karrie has worked with brands including Frigidaire, Quaker, Albertsons and Kimberly-Clark. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post, and featured in All You magazine and her local news.
Karrie Truman knocked it out of the park when she wrote this freezer meals cookbook. The cool thing about this book is that the recipes are flexible. Each of the 150 recipes include a chart that shows you how to scale it into LARGE quantities (if that's your thing), or how you can just make a single batch to eat right away.--The Prairie Homestead
Who has time to cook these days? People are so busy. If there were a way to have fresh, healthy meals every day, wouldn't that be great? Karrie Truman, food blogger, mother, and very busy person has a cookbook that can help in this regard. The recipes are the heart of the book. Arranged in eleven sections, they cover breakfast, appetizers and snacks, soups, stews and chilis, poultry, pork, beef, seafood, meatless mains, side dishes, desserts, and bases and sauces. Each recipe has a paragraph about its origin or when it might be perfect to serve. The usual ingredient list and well-written instructions are followed by a bulk batch guide, which easily allows scaling the recipe for anywhere from 8 to 40 servings. Each has a mouth-watering full-color close-up photo, and they all look good. Don't miss the Cashew Basil Chicken or the Venezuelan Steak. Yum!--San Francisco Book Review Magazine
Seriously Good Freezer Meals is a super great book, if you work a lot because you can make the meals ahead of time, and freeze them for later. And lest you think these are just ho-hum basic meals, you're in for a pleasant surprise! Within the beautifully photographed full-color pages, you'll discover recipes for every meal of the day.--This Frugal Family
A pragmatic cookbook full of great recipes and tips on preserving them to maximize the return on time invested in cooking. With instructions on prep, stocking up on supplies, organizing freezer space, and cooking in large quantities, Truman's advice is straightforward and practical. The book is full of surprises. Readers may be surprised that a cinnamon French toast bake is freezer-friendly, that an artichoke dip can be made far ahead of time and cooked from frozen, or that a meal with complex flavors, such as hazelnut chicken wild rice soup, will preserve perfectly in the freezer. Truman's recipes encompass a broad variety of tastes and flavors--Mongolian beef, mascarpone key lime mini pies--and the accompanying cooking instructions are easy to follow.--Publishers Weekly