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People always ask us if we get tired of cooking? The answer is a resounding YES. But as professional cooks, we have a collection of well-honed tools that save us on nights when we just can’t. Easy freezer meals are one of them. And they are not only a gift to your future self, but also a great way to support others, from new parents to sick loved ones.
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Your Freezer is Your Friend
If you’ve been listing for a while, you know that we are big fans of using the freezer — you just gotta know how to use it right. One way is by stocking it with ingredients that help shortcut dinner. We talk about that in a previous episode, What to Freeze — and Not to Freeze — for Easy Weeknight Cooking. Another way is by strategically packing your freezer with prepped and ready-to-go meals. That’s what we tackle in this episode.
Here are the links mentioned in our conversation:
Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner: 50 Winning Ways to Cook It Up!
Our favorite reusable/disposable freezer food storage containers
The Spruce agrees: do not freeze your meat in a marinade
But if you insist on it, listen for our tips and also check out these 5 freezer marinades for chicken or pork
Make-ahead (and freezable!) Pizza Paninis
A collection of peanut sauce recipes
Meghan’s Make-Ahead Freezer Biscuits
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Other DIJFY Episodes You’ll Love
If you loved this episode — and all the other episodes we linked to in this week’s episode — we think you’ll also love these past episode. Binge listen, activate!
What to Freeze — and Not to Freeze — for Easier Weeknight Cooking
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