Put marshmallows in with your brown sugar to keep it soft.
Cut up peppers and onions, and freeze them on a sheet pan. Store them in a ziplock bag in your freezer, and use them in place of dehydrated onions and spices. Make the most of veggies while they’re in season!
Buy chicken in bulk while it’s on sale. Place thawed chicken on a sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes- hour, or until they’re up to temp. Let the chicken breast cool, and cut them into bite size pieces. Freeze on a sheet pan, and store in a ziplock bag in the freezer. Makes for an easy addition to meals! I like to thaw it in the microwave, and whip up chicken salad for lunch.
Cook ground beef in bulk, and season it with taco seasoning. Freeze it in sandwich size ziplock bags for an easy go-to meal. Add it to nachos, or make tacos or taco salad.
Cook ground beef in bulk, and freeze it flat in a gallon size ziplock bag. Break off how much you need for an easy addition to meals.
Buy in bulk! Things like yeast are much cheaper if bought in bulk. A 3 pack of yeast usually goes for $1.50 in the grocery store, but I recently bought a 2 lb. package in a bulk foods store for $4.99! It will take me forever to use it all up, but I keep it in a ziplock bag in the freezer. I make bread, rolls, or pizza dough at least once a week, so it makes more sense to buy it in bulk. You could always buy it and split it with a friend!
Make a large batch of bread dough. Divide it into smaller chunks, and roll it into balls. Freeze rolls on a sheet pan, and store in a ziplock bag. It’s great for a last minute addition to meals. Frozen dough balls can be defrosted in the microwave, and risen and baked like normal.
Make a batch of cookie dough and spoon it onto a baking sheet. Freeze, and store in a ziplock in your freezer. Bake 1-2 at a time, so you don’t feel like you have to eat an entire batch of cookies by yourself! You can also do this with cupcakes (baked).