The Freezer

May 26, 2011 in FAQ, Features

I often make double, triple batches of meals and freeze the rest but while developing the Lazy Cookbook I ran into the a problem. Basically I often had frozen meals available for a scheduled dinner but still went out and bought the ingredients again because my meal plan told me to do so.

So I decided to add a freezer, or inventory, component.

It is pretty simple.

Adding the Freezer

There’s a link on the main recipe header of any recipe to add a serving for this particular meal, which basically means that there’s a serving available.

Editing Freezer List

When you build a shopping list, any recipe that has a serving in the freezer will indicate this, so you know before going out shopping that you already have a serving available. From the Shopping List page you can click the Freezer link to see the contents of your freezer and edit the list.

Servings

You’ll note that when you add a serving it is adding an individual serving (not a full family meal). You can set the ‘size’ of your family by pressing Edit Profile … on your profile page you’ll find a place for setting the ‘Family Size’. Basically if this is four (the default) and you add four servings, then the Lazy Cookbook records this as a family serving.

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