My parents, Scott, and I tackled the freezer meal situation last week. As in – organized it, cleaned it out, and filled it to the brim with meals ready-to-go.
This is what we did…
First Mom and Dad made some meals of their own to freeze for themselves (they have A LOT of company headed their way in the next few months!) and then shared the wealth with us. Thanks to them our freezer now has lasagna rolls, chicken madeira, bolognese sauce, and a gazillion meatballs (Mom made 100 or so…she’s incapable of just doubling a recipe – ha!). That was an AWESOME start!
I had specific ideas of what else I wanted at my fingertips. The garbage bread was already taken care of, but I wanted to tackle macaroni and cheese, turkey burgers, some crock pot recipes, cooked bacon & chicken for salads (or whatever), and blueberry muffins. Mom and Dad came over for the day and we banged it all out (other than the muffins, I did those the next day). I found the crock pot recipes on Pinterest (thanks for the tip, Heidi!) – terikyaki chicken, chicken enchiladas, and sausage & peppers. Strawberries were also on sale, so we got some of those to freeze as well.
I am not at all saying that my freezer is full of the most nutritious and fat-free meals; instead I went for easy, filling, and yummy. We organized everything by container/freezer bag, shelf, and bins – all labeled and ready to go. I wrote the cooking directions on everything so it’s fool proof while I’m cooking through my eyelids. We’re also ready for company (hello turkey burgers, thanks Christina!).
Look at the list that now lives on the side of the fridge…I am my parents’ daughter!
42ish meals later – I am ready for some easy meals on some maybe not so easy evenings. Who else is excited?!
I’m embarrassed to say how excited I am that we now have bins in the freezer. WHAT…a dork.
In lieu of making this blog post ridiculously long, I am going to refrain from posting recipes. However – if you want ‘em, I’ll share ‘em. Ya just gotta ask!
This week, I’m going to make spicy Chex Mix, sweet Chex Mix (monkey munch or whatever people call it), and homemade chocolate chip cookies.
I absolutely suggest doing this pre-baby, if you can. I am so glad that this task is completed!
How was everyone’s weekend?! Week 38 post coming atcha tomorrow!
p.s. I’m a die hard Bachelorette fan and was THRILLED with last night’s finale! (I won’t spoil it, just in case you haven’t seen it yet!). How about Emily saying that she wants to get married in CHARLESTON?! LOVE IT!!!
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