Are you someone who does a lot of freezer cooking? I am, and I really enjoy doing it. I put a lot of effort into cooking meals from scratch at home, so when I do, I like to make large quantities and portion it out and freeze it to make life simple later. Cooking everything homemade and from scratch is both labor intensive and time consuming as we all know, so anything you can do to try to ease some of that load is a great idea. Although I stay home with my son full time, time is still precious and I don’t want to spend the entire day in the kitchen if I don’t have to.
I want to be clear about something. I’m German, but my gyoza is not. There’s nothing German about it. But I’m also not very skilled at Japanese cooking. So my simple gyoza is not authentic Japanese cooking either. I’m a German girl cooking gyoza with very little skill. I just though German Girl Gyoza had a nice ring to it. It’s really a lesson in alliteration for you. I think the word we’re all looking for here now is, anyway…..(thanks Ross).
I’m going to call this “Creamy Potato Soup” because it’s a normal kind of soup name, and I don’t want people to think me strange, but really, it should be called “Creamy Potato, Bacon, Cheese, Ham Spectacular Spectacular Soup”. Because that’s more of what it is.
I don’t know about you, but I love freezer cooking. Aside from my fridge/freezer, we also have a deep freezer for all of our butchered beef and pork, and then I have a stand up freezer as well. This is dedicated mostly, to all of my freezer cooking. It’s so satisfying to open up that door and be able to choose from various types of pre-portioned soups, breads, jams, sauces etc.