Welcome to the Favorite Freezer Foods Ezine Issue #17: Are You Ready for Christmas?
December 4, 2010
What’s New This Month?
Are You Ready For Christmas?
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What‘s New This Month?
On the home front: What a crazy busy month and I know you're busy too so we'll keep it short this month. Christmas is coming and the WoW expansion is out in 3 days but I have something even better going on.
My mom is coming to Canada to visit. This will be the first time I've seen her in five years. I can hardly wait until she gets here on the 17th.
On www.FavoriteFreezerFoods.com: I finished Nano by the skin of my teeth last month. I've already posted some of the pages and will push out more as I can. From the 7th through the 26th I plan to take it easy as far as publishing new content but I'll still be answering your questions. Just lettin ya know now.
I'm also tried to launch a new look for the site but haven't settled on something I really love yet.
Are You Ready For Christmas?
Did you know freezer cooking can help you get ready for Christmas?
In the last few ezines we talked about meal planning and session cooking. You can see the back issues at https://www.favoritefreezerfoods.com/Favorite_Freezer_Foods_Ezine-backissues.html if you missed them.
But stocking your freezer can also help you get prepared for a busy day like Christmas and I don't mean that you should bake a ham or roast a turkey ahead and try to reheat it for your holiday dinner.
First, consider a make ahead breakfast so you don't have cook and clean up before you start making your feast. I mean, you'll be busy enough all day - why not have a leisurely breakfast? Cinnamon rolls, a quiche or a fancy French toast recipe all freeze well.
If you're the type to go all out on homemade goodies you can make your buns or dinner rolls ahead and bake them just until they've risen but take them out of the oven before they brown. After cooling you can freeze these. Reheat them from frozen in a preheated 400F oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Many side dishes can be prepared ahead as well. Not sure if you're recipe can freeze? Use this page to ask me.
Appetizers are another great way to prepare ahead for a holiday meal. Mini quiches, spinach or sausage balls, some spinach artichoke dip with crackers or mini meatballs in sauce. Need more ideas? Check out these seven freezer appetizer recipes from Canadian Living.
You can make some homemade cranberry sauce ahead too. Serve some with the turkey and warm some to top a nice cheesecake for dessert.
So what's left? You still have to make your main dish and the gravy.
2010 is about to about to end and I'm setting goals and making plans for the new year.
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- How can I help you with your meal planning and freezer cooking better?
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- Faster response times to emails and site submissions. (48 hour turnaround.)
- A series of interviews with other experts on freezer cooking giving them a place to share their story and inspiring you with the different methods of freezing food that can fit into your lifestyle.
- More dinner recipes. ( At least 4 per month - with pictures)
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