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eFoods Breakfast sandwichFreezing cooking is a great tool to have in your home arsenal. Cooking meals ahead has many benefits. For one, it is economical and will save your money. Being able to pull a meal out of the freezer when you are rushed removes the need or the temptation to grab something out. Using freezer cooking, you can also take advantage of food items and ingredients that are on sale or can be purchased in bulk. Use healthy ingredients, and you will avoid all of the added chemicals, sugars, fats, etc.

One direct way that freezer cooking has helped my own family is through emergency preparedness. Since we live in a semi-rural area, power outages during bad weather are common. Having items in the freezer that can just thaw or require very little energy to warm has helped keep us fed when power was an issue.

When preparing breakfast items for the freezer, you can take one of two approaches. You can set some time aside for a bulk cooking session, or you can simply double or triple your normal breakfast recipes, freezing the extras.

At the top of the list of breakfast food that freezes well are pancakes and waffles. Prepare them ahead of time and cool to room temperature. Lay your pancakes and waffles out on a cookie sheet and put them in your freezer for about 20 minutes. This will start the freezing process and prevent the pancakes and waffles from freezing together. Remove them from your tray and play the individual pancakes and waffles in freezer bags. Seal, label and place back in the freezer. To make your preparation easier, take advantage of eFoodsDirect Pancake Mix. All you need to do is add water, mix and cook.

Muffins can be prepared and frozen the same way, although you can skip the advanced freezing. Once your muffins are cooled to room temperature, just pop them into the freezer bags. Try the eFoodsDirect Corn Bread Muffin Mix for convenience with no nasty GMOs.

Egg Muffins will freeze well and give you much-needed protein. Start with lightly toasted  and buttered english muffins. Next, scramble up some eggs. You will need the equivalent of one egg per breakfast sandwich. Try eFoodsDirect Eggs Done Right. Divide the scrambled eggs among the bottom halves of the muffins, adding a slice of cheese, then adding the tops of the muffins. You can also add ham or sausage patties, if you wish. Wrap each breakfast sandwich well and freeze. These reheat very well in a microwave. Just wrap in a paper towel first.

Some more ways to save money and feed your family can be found here:

How Preppers Can Get Through Hard Times

Amish Recipes for Preppers

Special Emergency Preparedness Considerations When You Have Young Children

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