For this FNF, we opted to make our dishes in our own kitchens on our schedule and meet at a date far enough in advance that we had time to coupon shop and stockpile for our selected recipes. When we met, we chatted, enjoyed a bagel and pulled the ole swaparoo. I went home w/ SIX whoppin' (eight counting my own), DELICIOUS dishes to fill my freezer. They have been a lifesaver come the hectic five o'clock hour! I'm a big fan.
Sooooo....today is the first of a special RWAV FNF series. The next few Saturday's are going to be devoted tips we've learned through trial and error and definitely some Savory Smackerels that double as tried n true freezer dishes.
If you are interested in doing a Fix n Freeze, here is some advice before you begin:
- Select friends that have roughly the same size family as yours.
- Be sure the people you do it with have similar "taste" as you and your family.
- Be honest with one another about preferences, likes, dislikes (ex.-no grizzle, dark meat, mayo, peppers, etc.).
- State expectations of portion size and # of servings from the onset to prevent assumption and the feeling of getting jipped. :)