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27+ BIG FAMILY FREEZER MEALS in 10 Hours! Large Family Freezer Cooking Day Two

Jun 09, 2021
- Well, friends, it's the second day of my super mega weekend dedicated to

freezer

cooking

for a

large

family

. Yesterday we had an issue where our sink got clogged. A metal scrub brush was sucked into the garbage disposal. Anyway, yesterday one thing led to another and it was almost 4:30 or 5:00 and I was gathering things to cook. And I thought, you know what? If I start now, which you know from my other videos, I've certainly had times where I don't start until much later in the afternoon, I thought I wouldn't start until five, I'll be

cooking

. Probably until midnight and I just don't want to do that.
27 big family freezer meals in 10 hours large family freezer cooking day two
So I'll start again today. And I hope, fingers crossed, that it ends at a decent time. Of course it's not 9:00 a.m. m. So if you were to cook exactly the

meals

I'm making today, and if you could start in the morning at a decent time, you'd finish before dinner time. I'm not a normal person. I'm videotaping what I make, taking pictures of what I'm cooking, and making all kinds of recipe notes and little adaptations and things while I'm doing this. So it's not just a simple, easy cooking time. There are other things that are happening.
27 big family freezer meals in 10 hours large family freezer cooking day two

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So now it's 1:00 when I start the second day and I hope to be finished and all clean by nine. So it's a solid eight

hours

, but we're going to go over all kinds of things. So let me show you my excitement, Jamerrill has energy and it's still early in the day's list for now. So the way I'm doing this is I've given myself blocks of time. You know I like to set blocks of time when I plan things in my day. So I'm going to make a bunch of cookie dough for the

freezer

and get Zion started on the pancake station.
27 big family freezer meals in 10 hours large family freezer cooking day two
He will make blueberries and chocolate chips. And then I'll make cookies and pizza dough. And I'm going to make several shepherd's pies, several baked macaroni and cheese. Benjamin is talking to us. Several pans of sausage fried rice, because I have a ton, I think I have 10 pounds, of pre-cooked Italian sausage that I bought on a Sharp Shopper deal. I won't use all of that, I don't think, right now, but I have it. And then I'll make a lot of slow cooker frozen

meals

and then we'll do our cleanup. I'm hoping that by the time Zion is done with the pancakes he can help me later in the day do some cleaning, as long as we don't throw out another wire scrubbing brush.
27 big family freezer meals in 10 hours large family freezer cooking day two
So I'm giving myself these bigger blocks of time. I mean, it really shouldn't take an hour to make cookie dough. But whenever I make my blocks of time for whatever schedule, for freezer cooking, for a homeschool day, or whatever, I try to give myself some buffer time with everything I'm trying to do. I know I won't be able to just make cookies for 20 minutes and be done. Things are going to happen. Mr. Benjamin is in his seat right now and Gabriel is taking a break with the library books. I know things are going to happen and emerge.
And I need that time. So ready, set, set. We are going to make dough for cookies and pancakes. For the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies I'm making, of course, we make

large

quantities around here. It requires four cups of butter. That's why I'm also preparing some Kerrygold for this. And each of these Kerrygold blocks weighs eight ounces. Travis had bought me some unsalted butter at Walmart the other day and I have a cup of this left too. It is a large amount of butter that will go into the microwave to soften it. And then these are five cups of crunchy peanut butter that I'm using for these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.
You can freeze almost any cookie recipe out there. What you can do is roll them into balls and flash freeze them, put them in a gallon size freezer bag and then on the days you want to make homemade cookies without the mess, simply place the freezer balls on Place the cookies on a baking sheet for a few minutes and then you can bake them as usual. So that's what we're going to do with these. Here's our cookie dough hanging off the side of a kitchen stool right now. I'm going to put the peanut butter and the chocolate chips, mix it all together.
I went ahead and mixed all the ingredients together first, and now I'm going to add the chocolate chips and mix in those as well. So we ended up with about 12 dozen of these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls. Amelia came in and helped me roll them up. And then I had a dozen that I baked just for us to have while I cooked. Benefit of mom cooking. And here, from the same recipe, I also have two rolls of the same cookie dough. I could probably get, um, let me think, at least three to four dozen total between these two rolls.
But I will roll them up and freeze them and when we need them we can let them thaw for a few minutes and then cut them out like cookies. It's just another option. So I'm going to roll out my first plastic-wrapped cookie. So here it is all wrapped up and then here it is in the foil. And now I'm going to do it on one more layer of plastic, I'm going to write here what it is first and then I'll do the extra layer. And there it is, all nice, comfortable and warm. So now I have both rolls of cookie dough rolled up and I went ahead and put them together into a gallon bag.
You could put them individually in the freezer, but I have two that are already ready, I have the gallon bags, so that's just another layer of protection for them. Now I'm going to put all of these other cookie dough balls in one of our smaller freezers to flash freeze them for about an hour, hour and a half or so. Okay, we have all the cookies in the freezer and I'm going to take a moment because we've had things pop and grow and they don't need to be on the counter. So I'm trying to make more space since we have a lot of cooking to do.
Once I find all my counter space again, we'll make cookies. And make those sparkles freeze. So now I'm making my cookies. Zion is using the mixer, you can keep mixing, it's okay. I just cut these cookies out. They are whole grain crackers. I'm getting down to the basics of what we have to work with because we're using a lot of our kitchen tools. So I'm using these pizza pans that I bought the other day. And I'll use them to quickly freeze the cookies. So we can also get them in freezer bags. What I did was I had my big recipe, of course, on large

family

table.com.
The big mound of cookie dough I had to work with, I divided it in half, put half in there while I processed these, and now we're going to make this half. (acoustic guitar music) Okay, here's my next batch of cookies. And I'm going to put them in this pan. (acoustic guitar music) Okay, now we're going to put them in a freezer somewhere and then we're going to take them out and put them in bags. When we are going to use them, we just have to leave them for about an hour in the refrigerator to defrost them and then you can bake them as usual.
So when I went out to freeze the cookies, these cookie dough balls were frozen solid and, believe it or not, I'm 20 minutes early in my little schedule to try to make sure I finish all of this today. So I'm going to go ahead and use those 20 minutes to put them in the freezer and then also Zion has a big stack of chocolate chip pancakes that are cooling. So I'm going to pack all that up and put it away. I'm going to get stuck into some of these larger dishes that we need a lot when we're cooking like this, but that's how cookie balls work.
We have three to four dozen in each bag. Now they won't stick together because each ball of cookie dough is individually frozen. So when let's say we have a read aloud afternoon at our homeschool and we want to go with some cookies, I can leave them for a few minutes and then we'll put them on a baking sheet in the oven at 350 for about 12 to 14 minutes and that's it. We'll have cookies without the mess of homemade cookies. This is how our pancakes turned out. I was able to get between 14 and 16 per bag. And when we have these, we will also have other breakfast products.
So one of these will definitely be breakfast for our family. And honestly, we may have two or three left. Now, a tip that I've heard a lot and seen a lot online is that some people put a piece of parchment paper between each pancake so you can scoop out the individual pancakes and so they don't stick together. However, what I do is freeze the entire bag like this. Because we will store the frozen bag in the refrigerator the night before and when we need them I will reheat the whole stack. They don't stick, it works well.
I've done this a million times. And that's how it works for me, at least. So now I have the pizza dough. I'm making whole wheat pizza dough. And the bread machine does all the work. I just layered my ingredients in there and I'll open the lids and check them out here in a few minutes. But besides that I have nothing else to do. Really, in retrospect, I should have started these

hours

ago, but I didn't think about it. Because you know I've been working on my little time list. So pizza dough, no big deal, that's it.
So now I'm going to move on to working on the shepherd's pie. Benjamin is speaking. (baby cooing) I know what else I was going to do. Thinking ahead, I'm going to try this GoWISE 14-Quart Pressure Cooker to make rice for all of these sausage fried rice I want to make here. A couple of meals after meatloaf, we'll make fried rice. So you should think about the future and put it into action now. So I have eight cups of rice and that means I'm going to put in 16 cups of water. And so this will equal 16 cups of water and that will give it plenty of room to expand.
It's not even half full yet. Now I continue to get to know this pressure cooker this weekend. Most importantly, it is not as intuitive as the Instant Pot, in terms of sealing. I have had some sealing issues and had to fix them. But now I feel like, and this is the seventh time I've used it in two days, I feel like I've got it. So I'm going to press, if I can get it to press, the rice button. Okay, I'm not going to touch anything else. So here we go. Eight cups brown rice, 16 cups water, make sure the lid is sealed.
You will have to follow the instructions for that, press the rice button and that's it. Now we're going to have a ton of brown rice for fried rice. Hurrah. You might be able to see the delicious pizza dough going around and around in there. So here's Zion's beautiful stack of blueberry pancakes. And now I'll get to work on the mashed potatoes for the meatloaf. Taking some cleaning time here. Jadyn and Zion rush out the door for a nighttime activity. And Zion helped me, he brought out all those pancakes. Now I know it's been a few hours, but he and I also watched videos, talked, and moved on, so things take a little longer.
But that's part of the fun. So I'm going to clean this counter now. Around here we make a lot of cleaning sprays with vinegar and water. And this is just an old Febreze bottle with about a quarter vinegar and the rest water. So this is about 10 pounds of potatoes. I shared in my freezer cooking video the other day that I made 30 pounds total of mashed potatoes in my new 14-quart pressure cooker. Of course, they are three different moments. I didn't do all of that at once. But anyway, I was able to gain about 10 pounds per attempt the other night.
This is my last upload from there. I've already shredded 20 pounds and turned them into homemade mashed potatoes for the freezer. You can find that recipe at largefamilytable.com, of course. And now I'll do it again with these 10 pounds. Their skin will come off. And that's how I make mashed potatoes. So now I peeled all those potatoes and actually what I'm doing here is halving my 20 pound potato recipe. Oh, and yes, Daniel is making Legos. I'm going to make a cup of cream cheese, (babble baby) half a cup of butter. Yes darling. A little garlic powder, a little onion powder and about four cups of milk.
And that should make for some nice mashed potatoes to put on top of our meatloaf. Are we getting mixed up, Daniel? - Yeah! - Yes, I think our mashed potatoes need a little more milk. Although we are doing it. I've been sitting here watching other moms on YouTube while I'm mixed. Yes, next I have to put them in the freezer bag. Everyone should cool off. Benjamin keeps coming out. Are you watching those Lego guys, Benjamin? - Look, mommy! - Oh, and you can build them too, yes. - Look at the Lego castle. - And Gabriel built an impressive castle. - And... - Naomi is bringing a dance party.
The kids have been eating baked spaghetti, but our GoWISE 14-Quart Brown Rice is ready. I just opened it. So here it is, obviously it's very steamy and hot, but there are the eight cups of rice ready. Well, we've been having some rowdy family time here. We will inform you about what is happening. I have four meatloaf pans in the works. There were approximately three cups ofground beef in the bottom of each pan and then two cups of frozen vegetables. Now I'm going to put our homemade mashed potatoes on top. Here's a quick look at how the four shepherd's pies turned out.
I ended up with three cups of shredded cheddar cheese on top of each of them, so now we're going to wrap them up and put them in the freezer. Taking a little trip to the garage with my carrying case. This is what the smaller top of the freezer looks like. These are the baked spaghetti from the other day. These are blueberry pancakes from before. And I will put these whole wheat muffins on top of the baked spaghetti. So we can bring the shepherd's pies here. And these pancakes I can probably start stacking now. This is what it will look like for the moment.
I put some blueberry pancakes here and more blueberry pancakes at the door, and then we have circle muffins over here. And this is what my huge, gigantic, beastly refrigerator looks like. So let's see, I have chocolate chip pancakes here, meatballs and meatloaves there, more meatballs here, more gravy and mashed potatoes, and then at the door we have the cookie dough. And I showed you sandwiches. Now I don't believe in this video I have. So in case you didn't see my video from the other day, here we have a lot of frozen PB and J, and meat and cheese sandwiches.
And this is how it looks so far. Almost full. So I'm working on big pots of fried rice right now and this is what I'm going to put in this time for the protein. Mild Italian sausage slices. These are pre-cooked. Sharp Shopper gave me five quid back for 5.49. Put it in that 30 quart bowl, now I'm going to mix them all together. Miss Amelia is helping me. - Everything is gone. - It's all over, good job. We have all our sesame seed oil in our sausage fried rice. - Can I throw it away? - You can throw it away, honey, thank you.
This looks good. Because we love fried rice so much and because I had this on hand, I went ahead and asked them to bring me one of these large 102-ounce cans of green beans. I added green beans and also some green onions. And I don't always add onions, but I thought I'd incorporate them this time. And this is how our fried rice looks. And I have this big package of spinach from Costco that's been sitting in the freezer, so I'm going to shred two of these packages really fine and sneak those in too. I think they'll just blend in with all the rest of the green we have here.
But this 30-quart container is almost full. (acoustic guitar music) If you ever want to know more about who I watch on YouTube, let's see if I can pause this. Travis and the kids have been here. We had dinner and they watched me and helped me, Naomi washed the dishes and so on. I just finished getting what I'm going to call my little Italian sausage and spinach variation of big fried rice casseroles. So here are the great fried rice casseroles. And I was telling you about who I watch on YouTube. This is a friend of mine from Instagram.
His YouTube channel is called The Art of Home. She is pregnant with number nine, I have been enjoying seeing all the big family style frozen meals he is making for when he has his baby. And I don't know his name, that's horrible, but on Instagram I think he's artofhome, and on YouTube I'll show it to you here. It's The Art of the Home and she has a nice image of herself. So if you want to see more videos like this, you probably want to visit her channel and see what she's preparing, as she calls it, when her baby is born.
So here are my frozen meals, what they look like. I wanted to give you a time update and a Jamerrill, let's have a reality check update on time. However, I think we are doing quite well. Now I left a meal and I'm two hours late. However, overall, considering everything we are doing today, I think we are doing well. I feel good, I feel like we can do it. It's around nine now. I'll show you my board and then we'll talk. On my board today, we have a ton of cookie dough, dozens and dozens of cookies in the freezer.
Zion made dozens and dozens of blueberry chocolate chip pancakes. We made a bunch of cookies, we made pizza dough. I'm also going to make some more pizza dough because I probably have a good two hours left. So we might as well make more pizza dough. We also had pizza for dinner tonight and everyone loved it. We finished the meatloaf and I just made those five big, thick trays of fried rice with spinach and sausage. Now I'm giving up on this baked macaroni and cheese idea. That one, if you watch my freezer cooking videos, somehow that one, if I leave it for last, I just don't want to stand around and make the cheese sauce.
So goodbye, once again, baked macaroni and cheese. But now I'm going to make my slow cooker frozen meals. And let me clarify this. So now it's nine o'clock. It's nine o'clock. And really, slow cooker freezer meals shouldn't take more than an hour, but I'm telling you honestly, I give myself these wide gaps in life. As of now Benjamin has eaten and is calm and is back with Travis. But you know, 30 minutes after this, if he needs me to lie down and snuggle with him for 30 minutes or so, that will delay the time. Which, again, is fine.
So I'm going to say nine to eleven. Just for real life. I think I have to look at my list, I think we are making at least 12 or 14 slow cooker freezer meals. And then we have some overflow and cleanup. But I'll show you the kitchen. The kitchen really isn't that bad. We've been working on cleaning up, like I said. Naomi just washed a bunch of dishes while I mixed the fried rice and took things to the freezer. So this is more or less what is happening. I mean, things are messed up, it's just not as bad as it could be.
Anyway, bread machines are used. I have some stuff to wrap in there, I have my 14 quart pressure cooker in there. And that's another thing that will increase time. I feel like it will take me at least 10 minutes to wrap them and put them in the freezer. I already showed this list in my day one freezer cooking video. So I'll share it here again too. This is part of my Mega Freezer Meal Planning Bundle. If you text the word freezer to 44222, I'll send you all eight pages. But yesterday we made cornbread, we made, let's see, we made mashed potatoes, we made meatballs, we made baked spaghetti, we made grilled meatloaf, we made large batches of spaghetti sauce.
So today we made cookie dough, cookies, blueberry pancakes. Oh, we also made cinnamon French toast yesterday. Blueberry pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, pizza dough, meatloaf. And forget about baked macaroni and cheese, but we made a fried rice variation. So for frozen slow cooker meals, I'll make sloppy joes, I'll make honey garlic chicken, rosemary chicken, white chili chicken, and garlic lime chicken. Well, backing up, I still have to wrap them. Wrap them up now, Jamerrill. And then I'll start putting them in the bags. It just shows you how time passes. I have bread machines ready to go again.
But guess what time it is? It's 9:40, just like that. So here are our three whole wheat pizza dough balls, all mixed together. Each of these will be a medium sized pizza. Then I put them in a layer of plastic wrap. Then I'll put them on a layer of aluminum foil and then another layer of plastic. And they should keep well in the freezer for about four to six weeks. However, we are a family of 10, nine of us eat pizza so far. Every time we go to make pizza, that's why I'm going to continue with my little pizza making dough station, every time we go to have pizza, it's going to take several pizzas for that meal.
So I'll probably end up keeping my bread machines running all day tomorrow so I can have four pizzas for dinner a couple of times in the next four to six weeks. Something you don't want to happen. I thought my dough hook had come off, but actually my little baking sheet here in my bread machine, I didn't have it pushed down all the way. So I have to start again. So I made three packages of this Ginger Lime Chicken. Each gallon bag contains approximately three pounds of chicken breast. We also have half a cup of lime juice, a cup of olive oil, two tablespoons of ground ginger, two tablespoons of chopped garlic, two tablespoons of parsley, and then one tablespoon of onion powder, one tablespoon of garlic powder.
So this chicken, actually, when I'm putting these bags together, the chicken is frozen. He hasn't been out long. I just add all the ingredients, close it and put it back in the freezer. Whenever I go to make them in my slow cooker, I take the bag out of the freezer and into the refrigerator to thaw overnight. And then once it's thawed, the next day I throw it in the slow cooker and it stays for about four hours on high, or you can up to eight hours on low. I just finished two bags of slow cooker sloppy joe mix.
Okay, folks, I'm going to go ahead and end this now. I'm very close to finishing. Basically, what's left is to take my frozen meals to the outside freezer and then I have to do a little cleanup. But now it's 11 and I'm going to stop for tonight. I already mentioned that I want to continue making pizza dough balls for the freezer all day tomorrow. I think if I keep my bread machines running, I could end up with about 10 at the end of the day. But today I got eight, so it was good. I thought I'd stay here quickly and give you a rundown of everything.
And then to see all the recipes, head over to largefamilytable.com and they will all be there waiting for you. Two more things I left off my list. I was going to make honey garlic chicken for the slow cooker. And then I was going to make white chicken chili. For the sake of time I'll stop tonight. I'm going to say this is enough. So in two 10 hour days I got what will be at least 50 meals plus add-ins for my family. So for the white chili chicken and the honey garlic chicken, I was thinking that I'll probably make them in my new 14-quart electric pressure cooker here in the next few weeks and film them cooking with my vlogs.
I'm glad I chose one of my other meals and threw all the ingredients into the bags. Because those will be useful for other days. So final summary. So I got 14 bags of cornbread. We have 18 dozen cookies, four dozen frozen cookies, seven loaves of cinnamon French toast, which is 14 dozen total, six dozen chocolate chip pancakes, six dozen blueberry pancakes. We have eight pizza balls for the freezer. 17 dozen meatballs. Six nine-by-thirteen baked spaghetti pans. Four slices of meatloaf. Five loaves of barbecue meat. I made 10 quarts of spaghetti sauce in large batches and all of that was used for the meatloaf.
I made five pans of fried rice with spinach and sausage. I have two gallon bags of sloppy coffee for the slow cooker. Three gallon bags of rosemary chicken. Three gallon bags of Ginger Lime Chicken. And then to start, I also made three one-gallon bags of homemade mashed potatoes, the recipe for which will be included in this. I made them the night before I started my first official day of freezer cooking, but I was prepping my new 14-quart electric pressure cooker. And so I went ahead and did it, it was 30 pounds of potatoes for that pressure cooker in three different cooking shifts, but I used my big 30 quart bowl in there and mixed all those mashed potatoes together.
So yeah, that's it. I'm tired now, but it's been a good two full 10-hour days of cooking. I started one today, so yeah, I think if I'm doing the math right, that's 10 hours of cooking. I won't count my cleaning time. We've got a pretty good mess here. It will probably take me about 30 minutes or so to set everything up. And then I'll go to bed and tomorrow I'll start a new week. Again, the recipes and anything else you want to know will be available at largefamilytable.com. That link will be linked in the description below with links to all of these recipes from these last two days of freezer cooking.
So see you next time friends with another new video. And if you haven't already, text freezer to 44222 to get your Mega Freezer Meal Planning Kit. Because, as I keep telling you, I have so many more frozen meals and cooking treats in the freezer and I want you to be the first to know. Bye bye.

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