This is where I show you loads of tips on how to start batching and how to make the most of using your freezer.
A Guide to start Batch Cooking
Freezing & Defrosting
Once your food is prepared, in order to get it ready for the freezer you will need to portion the food into your labeled bags. You will need to leave theses open until they cool, as below Once cool, seal and flatten, making sure all the air is out the bag. I usually put these [...]
Stage 2- Moving on From Doubling up! Choose recipes that have the same basic ingredients, for example: Onions, grated carrot and minced beef are three main ingredients in the dishes below: Burgers Meatballs Fajitas Cottage Pie Spaghetti Bolognese Chilli lasagne If your planning on cooking with minced beef, you could start with these 3 basics [...]
Stage 1-Your first batch cooking session Doubling up For your first-time batch cooking, start with one recipe that you can make off by heart and that your family love. For instance spaghetti bolognese, make the bolognese and simply times it by 2, then you have 1 for tonight and 1 for the freezer. (I only [...]
Ok I will be honest, my passion is batch cooking. Before I started my YouTube Channel, I didn’t have a clue how to subscribe to someone’s channel. I simply used to watch a video online then leave the page, never having signed into anything. However, now I know it is free and how easy it [...]
Use Frozen Veg – I Am The Queen of Frozen Veg! Frozen veg is great for you. Nowadays it’s generally flash frozen within 30 minutes of being picked, so its full of goodness. Unlike fresh veg, it hasn’t sat around in a truck or a supermarket aisle for weeks. Frozen veg is already prepared, it [...]
I am not a believer in being a martyr! I want to cook homemade food for my family, I am not a chef and I don’t have time to spend hours making all my dishes from scratch, so there are many shop bought items that I will often use. Ready-made pizza dough, that’s ready to [...]
The Batch Lady Cleans and organises the freezer. It’s always good to have a spring clean of your freezer, in fact its worth doing every few weeks, that way you maximise space and get to see exactly what you have in there. I always leave a spare shelf for freezing meals flat. Check out the […]
Here's one a few of you have been waiting on! Check out this video, it shows you how I manage and organise my freezers, so I know, what's in them, what I take out and what I put in! No matter what type or size of freezer you have this is a good system. It [...]
What's in My kitchen Freezer and Why? I've been asked lots lately about Freezer Organisation, so I thought I'd let you see what's in My Kitchen Freezer and Why! I have 2 large freezers in one of my farm sheds outside, but this freezer is my go to everyday one, so I keep a few [...]
This is a top tip 2 minute video, showing that you don’t always need to make a vat of food, or spend a special day batch cooking lots of meals to be organised. Instead simply always double the portion of your favourite meals, one for now one for later. This way when a busy week […]
I’m constantly asked if I can show my main freezers that are out in the farm buildings. They never feature in videos as I always film in the kitchen, so here they are with some top tips on storage and meal planning.
With Covid 19 restrictions, many of us are struggling to find certain goods in the supermarkets or grocery stores at the moment. Here’s how to make your own caster and icing sugar and a top tip to turn plain flour into self raising flour.