If I had written this post ten years ago, I probably would have shot myself! lol.
The fact that I really enjoyed doing this, says a lot about how my life and mindset has changed :-D.
Top Tip 31: Batch Cooking: Home Made Cottage pie
A few weeks ago, I spent an hour making six meals for my family, which I’ve frozen and which have already gotten me out of a few sticky “lack of meal” situations!
I was lucky enough to pop into Lakeland in Reading a few days before and picked up some of those foil dishes that you can use to freeze prepared meals in.
They were excellent but I’ve just found that they are a lot cheaper from Sainsburys, so will try those foil dishes and let you know how I get on.
In the morning I put the slow cooker cottage pie mix on.
- Minced beef
- Chopped onions
- 2 beef stock cubes
- A carrot, finely chopped
- A handful of frozen peas
- Gravy granules
In the evening I boiled some potatoes and turned them into mash:
Once they were ready, I loaded the dishes up:
I then topped them off with grated cheese:
I put the lids on and put them in the freezer.
It took about an hour, all in all, and I made six healthy meals that have been yummy!
Have you tried batch freezer cooking and if yes, which recipes do you cook?
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