What’s for dinner? This question probably gets asked in most households every night by every family member. If you are the preparer, you may even ask this question. The Women on the Farm group would like to help take the guesswork out by offering a Freezer Cooking Workshop on Saturday, April 8, at the Haas Building at the Pawnee County fairgrounds in Larned.
Freezer cooking is when you cook a bunch of meals at one time to put in your freezer and then pull out as need be. Each participant will walk away from the day with eight meals to put in their freezer. Each meal will serve five people with some leftovers. We will be making Honey Rosemary Chicken, Green Chile Pork Tacos, Beef and Creamy Potato Casserole, Chicken Pot Pie, Cheesy Ham and Potatoes, Swiss Steak and Veggies, Breakfast Casserole, and French Breakfast Puffs. Each participant is asked to bring a knife, cutting board, measuring spoons, liquid measuring cup, and a box/cooler to take all of your meals home in! This will be a productive morning and a great way to get all of your week’s cooking done. An added bonus is we are doing all of the grocery shopping for you.
This method of cooking is a great way to save time and money. Because we are buying in much larger quantities, we can stretch the food dollar. By spending a morning as a large group making this happen, it will help free up your evenings to relax or get to a project you have been meaning to do!
We will have people register at 8:30 a.m. and start cooking at 9 a.m. We hope to finish around noon. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 4, to the Rush County Conservation District by calling 785-222-2615 Ext. 101. Space is limited and there is a fee to participate.
Alicia Boor is the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Barton County K-state Research and Extension. Contact her by email at email@example.com or call 620-793-1910.