Now, if you have read my previous post, you know that I have been having fun with freezer meals. Freezer meals have allowed me to have a home cooked meal for my crew of mouths with little to no prep each day. I just need to make sure to take the food out of the freezer in enough time to let it thaw out before I need it.
Now, even though I have all this food in the freezer and I can just pick and choose a day or two before, I like to have a plan. I like to space the types of foods out, not too many chicken or noodle meals in a row. To do this, you need to have a menu plan. I want to share mine with you for the next week.
Tonight we are cheating. We are not having a freezer meal tonight; daddy is grilling us some steaks tonight!
After a few months of freezer cooking, you find a favorite. We have a favorite. This freezer meal recipe comes into the rotation every time! If you have not tried the Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast, you are missing out on a wonderful meal! Now here is the thing, we use a boneless roast, that dang bone keeps poking out of the bag and making a mess of our freezer meals!! We usually add a frozen veggie, like green beans and some mashed potatoes with this.
Another favorite freezer meal that we have come up with, Chicken Pesto! This recipe is super simple, super cheap and EVERYONE in the house loves it! When does it happen that everyone loves the same recipe? Well, when they do, you keep making it! We shred the chicken, add some angel hair pasta and a salad on the side. Such a great meal!
Beef Tips with Gravy, now this alone sounds delicious! This over some egg noodles and roasted broccoli on the side. The noodles are loved by everyone, and the creamy beef by most. That is enough for me!
Salsa Chicken is the freezer meal on the menu for tonight. This is another simple recipe. It is Saturday, we don't like to do much on the weekend, so tonight we will shred the chicken and serve this with some tortilla chips. We really love the ones from Aldi, under ½ the cost of name brand with the same taste, who wouldn't love them!?
Sunday, oh Sunday. This is a great day for a late breakfast and a super simple supper. We are going to try a new one this week. We are adding Sweet Sriracha Meatballs for the big ones and regular meatballs for the littles. This served with some finger veggies and ranch sounds like the perfect snacky supper. Oh, wait is it the Super Bowl today? J
Tonight is a Monday; we are "lazy" on Mondays. Tonight we are going to do some Black Bean Taco Soup tonight. Now my kids will be upset because it is not Tuesday, but I really don't care. They love this soup and I will just have to make some yummy garlic toast to go with it. This recipe says to split this half, we did not do this and for a family of 5 ½ there were no leftovers!
Have you tried any of these recipes? Do you freezer cook? I would love to hear from you on what your favorite meals are! Leave me a comment below!! (please J )
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