Saturday, August 6, 2011

Freezer Cooking is hosting freezer cooking this weekend.  Today her posting is what is your favorite thing to freeze.  I've been pondering this and I would have to say that our favorite thing to freeze isn't a recipe but the pieces for it. 

If you've ever read my freezer postings you'll know that I typically shred chicken and pork to keep in the freezer for easy to throw together meals.  In a recent post I've spoken about my love of tomatoes but I would say that my favorite thing to freeze is strawberries.

I've written a few times this summer about freezing strawberries.  Strawberry Shortcake is a family favorite so keeping strawberries in the freezer, available for a quick desert is important to me.  As a working mother I'm not always the picture of domestication, being able to whip up my families favorite desert allows me another way to show that their important.

Here's my recipe for strawberry shortcake.  The secret weapon is really the homemade whipped topping!

Strawberry Shortcakes


Cut off tops and then quarter the berries (if strawberries are larger you will want to cut them a little smaller)

Put strawberries in a bowl and add sugar. For a quart of strawberries I would add about a quarter cup of sugar. You can use more or less to your taste

Lightly mash with a potato masher and let sit for a couple of hours before serving.

Whipped Topping

1 pint heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

Combine cream, sugar and vanilla with mixer until stiff. You will want to scrape the bowl down to make sure everything is well combined.


Assuming you are using the original Bisquick, here is the recipe I use

2 1/3 cup Original Bisquick
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter

Combine, drop by spoonfuls on a cookie sheet and bake at 425 for 10 - 12 minutes.

This is suppose to make six biscuits but I double it and make larger biscuits which will need more time to bake. I decide the doneness by how golden brown they are.

I'm still working on what I'm going to whip up for my freezer cooking but I did buy a couple of chickens last night so I can guarantee you that shredded chicken will be on the menu!

What about you?  What do you like to freezer?

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  1. I like to have the 'meat' part of the meal in the freezer. Last year before school started I made meatballs (baked them, then froze them), browned burger, taco meat, shredded chicken, we also froze lasagna (my husband makes the BEST!) and meatloaf (uncooked).

    What helped me most was that I found a bunch of pans (8x8, 9x13, pie & bread pans too) at our local dollar store. It was worth it to me to buy them & stick them in the freezer & leave them in there, than to freeze stuff & then pop it out, re-wrap it, etc. Garage sale/thrift shops are also good places to find pans & stuff. I use 2 gallon freezer zippy bags to put the 9x13 pans in.

    Hubby & I were talking that we'll have to do that within the next few weeks... School starts for us on Sept 7th!

  2. Ugh! School starts for us the last week of this month. We really like lasagna too, I'm looking forward to it this winter - even though I'm not looking forward to winter itself!