What to Cook for Dinner?
Today’s freezer cooking is Oatmeal Packets.
I know this is more pantry cooking but we were out of oatmeal packets so I thought it would fit right in with the freezer cooking. If you want to go with Money Saving Mom’s freezer cooking schedule, today would be Freezer Friendly Baked Oatmeal. I have never made baked oatmeal before so I thought I would stick to something I know we like. I will give the baked oatmeal a try another time though.
The kids helped me make our oatmeal packets. I like to make these so I can control the amount of sugar going into them and we can pick our own flavors this way.
Today we made Strawberry Packets and Pear Cinnamon packets.
First I measured out 1/4 cups oats, 2T ground oats and 1/8 teaspoon of salt into each of our 9 baggies.
Then the kids helped by adding the dried fruit. We had some pears and strawberries that I had dried. My son added some strawberries to some packets.
My daughter broke the pears into smaller pieces and added them to the other packages.
Once we were done adding the fruit. I sprinkled a little cinnamon into the pear packets. Then I added about 1 teaspoon of brown sugar to each packet.
Then we squeezed the air out of each one and sealed it. These little packet are so nice to have on had and cost very little to make.
So that is our freezer or pantry cooking today. You can add any different combination of fruit to each packet that you like. You can even add a little powdered milk to each one to make fruit and cream oatmeal. If you like these sweeter then just add more sugar or you can leave the sugar out altogether.
Freezer cooking for monday will be baking mix day. I will be using Money Saving Mom’s recipe for the baking mix. We can’t have dairy so I will substitute our dairy free powdered milk for the regular powdered milk in the recipe.
Did you do any pantry cooking or freezer cooking today?