With the start of the school year and the unseasonably cool weather we’ve had (70s and 80s in August… in Kansas… never!) my culinary thoughts are turning to comfort food. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our light, fresh produce-filled summer meals, but I’m ready to get back to baking and stocking my freezers with casseroles, meatballs, breads, sweet treats and soup.
A freezer well-stocked with baked goods and meals comes in handy in many ways:
- to serve to unexpected guests
- to share a treat when you become an unexpected guest (what a fun reason to visit an elderly neighbor)
- to pop supper in the oven or warm in the microwave on crazy days when you must sacrifice either your meal plan or your sanity… or your children
- to give as a last minute gift (see, I didn’t forget your birthday!)
- to bless others in an emergency (death in the family, hospitalization of family member, surgery)
- to bless others during pregnancy or after the arrival of a new baby
- for a quick heat-and-eat lunch when you need to get out the door (our version of fast food)
- to take to friends who are moving, or to welcome new neighbors
- and now that my daughter is in school… to have on hand for last minute school treats that Mommy just found out about two minutes ago (surely that will never happen to me)
My kitchen encouragement this week is to stock your freezer. I’ve given you some whys. Next week I’ll show you what I like to keep in my freezer!
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