Of freezer meals.
It’s something hubby and I have discussed in the past, but we just never got around to making it happen. Now, with two more kiddo’s living under our roof and a crazy kid-centric schedule to maintain, what once seemed like a luxury has turned into necessity. I’m sure the lack of blog posts recently indicate that I’ve been a little busy 🙂 and I could use some help preparing meals for the family right now.
So I selected a few meals to prepare, then the girls and I headed to the grocery store tonight to pick up the rest of the ingredients. Tomorrow, hubby and I will begin putting together meals that will find residence in our freezer, then into the slow cooker or oven and finally on the table to feed the family.
Here is the menu . . . . .
*Meatballs – I can think of so many ways to use meatballs. The obvious is toss them in spaghetti sauce and pour over pasta, but they can also been thrown in the slow cooker with some BBQ sauce, sweet and sour sauce, gravy, or a number of other sauces to be poured over rice, potatoes or vegetables.
*Broccoli Chicken Divan – This recipe kept showing up as I was searching for good freezer meals. I figured it must be good so we’ll give it a try.
*Slow Cooker Pizza Bake – I’m always on the search for new slow cooker meals and I’m hoping that having pizza in the name of the recipe will be a winner with the kids.
*Teriyaki Pork Chops – We have a ton of chops in the freezer from the pig my friend Cecilia raised for us. I’m excited about using them in a freezer meal.
*Salsa Chicken – This recipe looks pretty quick and easy to put together. All I will need to do is toss it in the slow cooker one morning for a nice hot dinner some night.
*BBQ Chicken – Can’t go wrong with BBQ chicken.
I’ll also be making Spaghetti Sauce, Biscuits, Bread Dough and Rice for the freezer.
Fingers crossed that some, if not all these meals will be a hit with the family and our freezer meal experiment a success. Of course I’ll share the results and favorite recipes with you in future blog posts.
If your family is already enjoying freezer meals, please leave me a comment with your favorite freezer meal recipe. We really want to make this work and I’m gathering all the recipes I can find.