Busy moms alert! You can save so much time by cooking meals just once a week and freezing them. All you need is some planning, some groceries, and a slow cooker and you can save yourself hours every single week.
How do freezer meals work you ask???? Well, it’s simple.
You go online and search freezer meals and find recipes that you and your family will enjoy. Here are some of my favorites:
- http://www.amandathevirtuouswife.com/2012/12/pesto-chicken-alfredo-freezer-meal.html (this one is a casserole and I buy the disposable casserole tins at the dollar store to make storage and clean up simple.)
Make your grocery list and get to shopping!
When you get home, you do all the prep work and then freeze the meals in gallon sized Ziploc bags.
Use a Sharpie to write the temperature setting and cook time for each bag.
Each night, you put one of those bags into the refrigerator to thaw overnight then put the entire bag into the slow cooker the next day and there you have it!
Easy, breezy, peezy. Dinner is done! And if you don’t mind spending a few extra dollars, buy some slow cooker liners and your clean up takes only minutes.
When I make freezer meals, I typically make 10 at a time and always double my recipes for the ones that are family favorites. Preparing and cleaning takes a mere 2 hours on a Sunday and you are set for about 2 weeks.
Enjoy the meals and the extra time with your family!