We are out on spring break this week, and we are not going anywhere on vacation, so it is the perfect time to do some more batch cooking. I did a few on fall break, but not any at Christmas, so our inventory is pretty low.
I try to cook three recipes at a time. I divide my recipes into categories: Mexican chicken, plain chicken, Mexican ground turkey, Italian ground turkey, plain ground turkey, breakfast, and desserts. This way most of the three recipes have similar ingredients and I can cook a big pot of the meat and season it the same for all three recipes. I cook my chicken in a crock pot, sometimes overnight if I want to get started early the next day. I cook my ground turkey (we don't eat red meat) in a big electric skillet, three pounds at a time. I have heard that some people cook their ground turkey/beef in a crock pot, but I haven't tried it.
Most Mexican dishes that my kids like are pretty much the same: seasoned meat, a starch (tortilla wraps, noodles, rice, bread crust,) and cheese. They usually don't go for much else. Realistically, I could cook three batches of the same recipe, but I like a little bit of variety. They don't seem to care, as long as there is sour cream available.
Easy Taco Bake
Cheddar Beef Enchiladas (This was originally from Allrecipes, but I can't seem to find it now. There are several others that you can use.)
If you are interested, here is my Freezer Meals pinterest board. I haven't tried everything on the board, but there are some good ideas.
Another bonus to freezer cooking is that I have food on hand to take to families in need (financially, new baby, surgery, etc.) Add a salad, bread, and a quick dessert and it is good to go.