Friday, February 7, 2014

Freezer Meals

After Evan broke his leg, so many people offered to help, and I just said, please bring a freezer meal.  I filled my freezer and it was wonderful.  After Evan got a little more mobile I realized how much freezer meals had relieved my stress during that time right after school until right before dinner.  It's so hard for me to cook if Evan is gone because little pipsqueak needs so much attention, and I don't want to wait to start preparing dinner until Evan gets home.  Anyway, once the meals mostly ran out, I decided to make a bunch more meals because they were so convenient.  I made about ten meals (the recipes below made more than one freezer meal) just before Christmas, and I have one left.  Each one usually lasted 2 meals, and sometimes even three.  So, add that to occasionally eating out and still preparing some meals, they've lasted 6+ weeks!

I found recipes just by googling and searching on Pinterest for freezer meals/crockpot freezer meals. Some of the recipes we liked, some we didn't as much.  I leaned toward the healthier-type recipes; maybe that was the problem!

Bean Enchiladas - ok (2 meals)
Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili - ok (1 meal plus leftovers)
Honey Lime Chicken - good! (one meal and so easy!)
Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole - good but super unhealthy! (one meal plus leftovers)
Mexican Haystacks - ok (2+ meals)
Beef & Barley Soup - good, but I hate stew meat from the grocery store, so I'll have to use a roast next time (1 meal plus leftovers)
Minestrone (2 big meals plus leftovers)

Since it's time to do some more freezer meals, I think I'll start by adapting my own favorite recipes, then it's food we're familiar with and we know we like.

1 comment:

Annie said...

Awesome! Yeah, share the good ones!