Something I want to try.

I have read a lot of blogs that have freezer meal parties. A group of people get together and make a bunch of meals that can be stored in the freezer. I want to try this so bad! With the baby coming, school starting and hubster working to help open up the brand new high school in town our August and September are going to be pretty stressful. So having a few of these freezer meals handy would be wonderful for my family.

Here are the resources I have put together so far. I’m hoping that I can get a “freezer meal party” together soon.

How Easy Freezer Meals can Help

How about saving money on your food budget? It will also cut back on those last minute, don’t know what to eat, let’s go get fast food moments. Instead you can pull out a spaghetti pie from the freezer and just add garlic bread or a salad to go with it.

It is much healthier than choosing fast food.

If you don’t have time to spend in the kitchen every day, having prepared meals ready to go in the freezer is a great time saver. I found when my kids were young toddlers and babies it was especially helpful to not have to spend an hour in the kitchen around the “dinner hour.”

How about all those tempting (expensive) convenience products available now a days? I’m thinking of marinated prepackaged meat or chopped shredded chicken. It is so easy to buy several pounds of meat and separate it into smaller portions yourself. You can add seasoning of your own place in a baggie, seal and freeze. Cook roast chickens and shred the meat or use chicken breasts and chop and cook. Freeze in baggies to be pulled out for your freezer recipes. Voila, you have your own convenience foods at a minimal price.

This blog has some great ideas on how to make the meals for very cheap.

I follow this blog and she has shared some awesome recipes for freezer meals. I’m going to post her recipes here so I have all my information together when I get a group together. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Old English Chicken~Mindy R.

4-6 chicken breast or 8-12 chicken tenders

1 jar of Old English Cheese

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

Cheez-its crackers

Mix soup and old English cheese together in small bowl. crush crackers in large plastic bag and place chicken in bag and shake so that the crackers cover the chicken. Place chicken in a 9×13 foil pan. Pour the sound mixture on top and the remaining crushed crackers.

Cover with heavy duty tin foil. Place in freezer.

Completely thaw and bake at 350 for 1 hour

Chicken Pot Pie~Susanne G.

2 cans cream of potato soup

1 can mixed vegetables

2 cups cooked chicken-diced

1/2 cup milk

1/4 tsp pepper

2 9in frozen pie crust

Combine the first 5 ingredients and spoon into prepared pie crust in a foil pie pan. Cover with top crust, crimp edges to seal, slit top crust.

Cover with heavy duty tin foil. Place in freezer.

Completely thaw and bake at 370 for 40 mins or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

Tater Tot Casserole~ Heather G.

Place 1lb browned hamburger in foil casserole dish.

1 layer of sliced onions

1 layer of sliced Velveeta cheese

1 can if cream of mushroom soup

frozen vegetables

cover with frozen tater tots

Cover with heavy duty tin foil. Place in freezer.

Completely thaw and back at 325 for 1.5 hours

Spaghetti Shell Pasta~Rochelle G.

Box of Jumbo pasta shells

1 lb hamburger

jar of spaghetti sauce

mozzarella sauce

Cook shells, fry hamburger and mix with spaghetti sauce. Place hamburger mixture into shells in a 9×13 foil pan. Layer with cheese on top.

Cover with heavy duty tin foil. Place in freezer. Cook at 350 for 35-40 minutes.

Cheesy Meatloaf~Katie L.

1 lb ground beef

1/2 cup onion

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1 tsp salt, celery seed, paprika and pepper

1 egg slightly beaten

1/2 cup of milk

2 cups cheddar cheese

combine all ingredients except cheese. press mixture into an 8×8 foil pan. Sprinkle with cheese.

Cover with heavy duty tin foil. Place in freezer.

Cook for 350 for 1 hour and drain excess fat

Ham and Scalloped Potatoes~Lydia D.

32oz southern style frozen potatoes

8 oz sharp cheddar cheese

16 oz sour cream

1 stick of melted butter

1 can of cream of mushroom soup

1 cup lightly sautéed onions

chunks of ham

mix all together and place in foil pan

Cover with heavy duty tin foil. Place in freezer. Bake covered for approx. 1 hour at 425. Remove cover and bake for an additional 15 mins.

Cover with heavy duty tin foil. Place in freezer.

If any of you have done this before and would like to share your experiences before I get started I would greatly appreciate it.

One thought on “Something I want to try.

  1. I’ve been doing that for years now.You can save a lot of money plus it’s a time saver too. Use to cook on Sunday, for the whole week.Then you just heat and eat. If you have any question let me know.May have a answer.Get some freezer tape and label and date what everything is.

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