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Thawing Freezer Meals

On March 8, 2024 by Once a Month Meals

“How do I actually eat my freezer meals once they are all cooked?” Well the simple answer is that it is really up to you! There are some simple tricks and tips for making efficient use of your freezer stash, and making sure your meals are thawed safely and ready to eat at dinner time.

What You Can and Cannot Freeze - Foods that Freeze Well and a few that Don't

What You CAN and CANNOT Freeze

On March 1, 2024 by Mindy

Here at Once A Month Meals we tend to make our own rules and break a few others when it comes to freezing food. There are a few basic guidelines to follow but we like to twist a few of the rules when it comes to our menus.

Containers for Freezing

On October 23, 2023 by Once a Month Meals

We’ve covered in our Get Started series what you can and cannot freeze and some basic equipment to have on hand (including containers) for all of the great meals prepared on your cooking day. Now how do you really freeze those containers to maximize the most space?

Get Started Extra Equipment for OAMC

Extra Equipment for Once A Month Cooking

On November 2, 2022 by Once a Month Meals

Looking for a little more than just the basic equipment needed for freezer cooking? Check out some of our favorite once a month cooking gadgets.

Get Started Basic Equipment for OAMC

Basic Once A Month Cooking Tools and Equipment

On November 2, 2022 by Once a Month Meals

One of the most daunting tasks in Once a Month Cooking is the first big cooking day. I don’t think you can ever be truly perfectly prepared for that first try. Everyone tackles the process a little different and finds different tools critical. Most of them you’ll already have in your home. But being a little more aware of the equipment necessary and the purpose of that equipment can save a few headaches (and borrowing trips to neighbors’ houses).

Why should I freeze cook? 8 reasons you say you can't, and why you can!

8 Reasons You Say You Can’t Freezer Cook, and Why You Can

On June 1, 2022 by Allie Garcia

There are 8 common reasons (or rather excuses) we hear for not freezer cooking, but we have answers to each and freezer cooking tips so you can get started. A great post for those exploring freezer cooking for the first time and wondering, “Is this something that will work for me?”

How Long Do Freezer Meals Last?

On May 1, 2022 by Allie Garcia

A resource on how long freezer meals will last, as well as links for properly wrapping and storing food in the freezer.

Save Money on Once a Month Cooking

Save Money on Once a Month Cooking

On January 30, 2022 by Tricia

“How much will a month of once a month cooking cost?” is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at Once a Month Meals.

Start Freezer Cooking in 5 Easy Steps

Start Freezer Cooking in Five Easy Steps

On December 30, 2019 by Kelly

In order to help you Get Started quickly here are the basic steps you need to take first and a comprehensive list of all the great posts we have highlighted for our Get Started series.

Make Meal Planning Simple with Freezer Cooking Mini Menus

Make Meal Planning Simple with Freezer Cooking Mini Meal Plans

On December 28, 2019 by Kelly

If you are like me, you love, love, love the thought of OAMM or OAMC, but can rarely carve an entire day out of the calendar to do a big cooking day. Learn how to use our Mini Menus to save time or how to get the most out of your Pro Membership by creating your own custom mini menus.

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Freezer Inventory

On April 1, 2019 by Kelly

One of the biggest challenges in once a month cooking can be keeping track of all those delicious meals that you’ve made and stored away in your freezer. Our freezer inventory worksheet can help keep count of those freezer meals so that you don’t have to throw anything away.

What to Do With the Kids While Cooking

On June 13, 2017 by Kelly

Once a month cooking can be a wonderful time-saver, but how do you tackle a whole big cooking day if you have kids at home?

9 Customizeable Freezer Meal Plans for Every Cook

9 Customizable Freezer Meal Plans for Every Cook

On May 24, 2017 by Kim

START HERE if you are wondering, “Which freezer cooking menu should I cook first?” We have an infographic to help you decide and information about each menu, plus how to create your own custom menu!

Group Freezer Cooking FAQ

Group Cooking – FAQ and Testimony Videos

On February 26, 2014 by Kim

We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions around group cooking and doing a group swap to help you and your group get the best!