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Forest to Freezer Mini August 2014 Menu

With the Forest to Freezer Mini August 2014 Menu rather than a freezer packed with frozen venison or trout you can have meals at the ready from your hunting season adventures. | Forest to Freezer Mini August 2014 Menu | Once A Month Meals | OAMC | Freezer Cooking | Freezer Meals | Customized Shopping List | Custom Serving Menus | Pre-planned Menus | Customize your own!

This one is for all of our hunters and gatherers out there! (Vegetarians, just turn your head this once.) Freezer cooking is the perfect way to make the best use of the harvest you bring in with your own two hands from the forest. In my family, my husband does the hunting, and I do the cooking. I did not grow up in a family that ate wild game, so it has been a fun culinary challenge to turn his hobby into delicious meals for our family. With freezer cooking, you can preserve the meat when it is fresh and put away a full meal to eat later instead of just having a freezer full mystery meat in butcher’s paper. Here are our favorite recipes for wild turkey, venison, fish, and more! These recipes are easily adapted to whatever game you have available in your area, so feel like you have to be limited by the specific meats listed in the recipe. Wishing you sharp shooting and good eating this fall!

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What are Mini Menus? Mini menus are a fraction of the meals you would see on a normal menu and can be completed quickly and efficiently in a few short hours, in the evenings when you are preparing the meal for dinner or during small bursts of times like naps. Mini meal plans are designed for the busy family who wants freezer meals in their freezer but doesn’t have time to do a full months worth of meals. If you are new and not sure how to get started we have a wonderful series starting with 5 easy steps to get you on your way to once a month cooking. Good luck! 

If you like this menu you might want to check out all our past mini menus!

The links below are just so you can see which recipes are included in this month's menu. WE DO THE WORK FOR YOU! To see freezer instructions and adapt recipes to your family size see the DOCUMENTS below.


Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

**Indicates meals that require NO COOKING on your OAMC BIG DAY aka “throw and go” meals, perfect for the family who needs to adjust to just do the quick meals!

Document Update

As you can see we have a NEW way of getting and printing your monthly menu documents. As part of that change, we have also changed the type/size of labels we use. The above labels will print four to a page and line up with Avery 8168/5168 labels or equivalent.


Are you a person that likes to see the menus visually? Perhaps you should check out the Forest to Freezer Mini August 2014 Menu via Pinterest to see the yummy goodness you will be cooking up on this menu. Not sure what Pinterest is all about, check out what Once A Month Meals has to say about it.

Test Cooks

Each month we have some wonderful volunteers who “test” out the menu prior to publication. They do an amazing job of helping to eliminate confusion and mistakes. They may not catch everything but they sure do catch A LOT! If you are interested in test cook, feel free to volunteer.

Get Started

Are you new to Once A Month Meals or once a month cooking (oamc) in general? If so, you might want to spend a few minutes (or hours) on the Get Started Series. If you are in a real hurry to catch on we have written some simple steps for getting started. Welcome!

2 Responses to “Forest to Freezer Mini August 2014 Menu”

  1. Stacy K says:

    Thank you for these great options! I have my regulars that I use our wild game for, but it’s always nice to have some more recipes that were specifically made with wild game.

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