Anyone freezing a month's worth of dinners at one time?

Readers, I'm looking for someone local who has a specific dinner strategy – someone who makes several meals at one time and then freezes them for weeknight dinners ahead.

Rob's sister, Emily, doesn't live around here, but told me this weekend she's trying this. She spends intensive time once a month grocery shopping and cooking, and then freezing enough meals for an entire month.

She and her husband both work and by the time they get home, they don't feel like cooking. They'd fallen into a pattern of takeout or delivery, which can be expensive and not exactly healthy. Plus, Emily told me, there usually aren't leftovers, which mean she and her husband ate out for lunch more, too.

Emily's coworker suggested she try the freezer method, and she recently made her first round of dishes, which she stores in a standalone freezer. 

The advantages to the freeze-for-a-month strategy seem to be many: fewer trips to the grocery store, more time on weeknights, easy meals without paying a lot for takeout and being able to control nutrition.

She used the websites Freeze Happy and The Freezer Chicks to help her.

But because I have a close relationship with Emily and because she doesn't live around here, I can't write a story about her. But I think it's a topic our readers would be interested in, which has me looking for local families freezing food. 

Do you? Or do you know someone who does? Comment here, e-mail me, tweet me at @mthilmony or call my desk at 217-351-5217.

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