Organization · Meal-Prep · Freezer cooking

How to Freeze Peppers & Onions

Do you still have bell peppers and maybe onions in the garden? If not, if you can find them on sale, grab as many as you can. I was so excited we had a bumper crop of peppers in the garden again this year. We are still picking several each week. I wish I could grow… Continue reading How to Freeze Peppers & Onions

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Freezer cooking · Slow Cooking

How to Cook Pumpkin in a Slow Cooker

Is it too soon to start talking about pumpkins? It's still hot where I'm at, with temperatures averaging between 85° and 90°. The calendar says autumn is fast approaching though, as we make plans for Fall Festivals and fall-decorated events around my community. I'm sure looking forward to some cooler weather! Unfortunately, I never did… Continue reading How to Cook Pumpkin in a Slow Cooker

Freezer cooking · Slow Cooking

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

I always try to straighten the freezer while putting groceries away after each shopping trip. Doing so, keeps it from becoming a monumental job once or twice a year. Last week, I discovered that I didn't have any more packages of cooked pintos beans. That meant it was time to break out the slow cooker. I… Continue reading Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Freezer cooking · Meal-Prep

Easy Batch Cooking Brown Rice

More and more of the meals I am preparing these days have rice. I am mostly serving brown rice for the whole grain benefits, usually as an accompaniment to the meal, but sometimes as an ingredient. In the past, I hated cooking rice! It took a long time to cook, and invariably I would get distracted and… Continue reading Easy Batch Cooking Brown Rice

Food · Freezer cooking · Meal-Prep

How to Meal-Prep #10 of Ground Beef

Meal planning is a wonderful skill that comes easy to people. I imagine it might work well for a younger family, but it just doesn't work for me and Hubby. Sometimes we just don't feel like eating what's on the menu, or don't feel much like cooking. We do like to eat though, so in… Continue reading How to Meal-Prep #10 of Ground Beef