Freezer Meals — Chill ’em, thaw ’em, warm ’em

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One thing I like to do in order to take the crazy out of dinner time is to prepare meals ahead of time. That means setting aside a few hours in a day, once a month, to prepare a ton of meals that you can just pop in the oven or slow cooker. It takes the stress out of figuring out what to feed the kids, and it beats fast food on those nights you’ve got to be in three different places.

You can store all of these meals in Ziploc bags and pulled out to be prepared on a busy night. Some of these meals may not necessarily be freezer recipes per say, but you can put the ingredients together the night before and put them in the crockpot in the morning.

CHICKEN 

 

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup

Freezer Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Baked Penne with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Freezer Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

Crockpot Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Crockpot Chicken Tacos Recipe

Chicken Zucchini Casserole

Baked Honey Chicken Tenders

Crockpot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Sticky Bourbon Chicken & Rice

Southwest Chicken & Rice Crock Pot Meal

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

BEEF 

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Baked Spaghetti Freezer Meal Recipe

Slow Cooker Carne Asada Steak Tacos

Sloppy Joes

Crockpot Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Easy Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe

Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches Recipe

Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole

MISC MEALS

Sausage Lasagna Freezer Meal Recipe

Southwest Been & Cheese Roll Ups

Skinny Spinach Lasagna

Skinny 3 Cheese Penne

STEWS AND SOUPS

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Crockpot Homemade Vegetable Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

 

To keep you organized, try these amazing labels to affix to your Ziploc baggies or containers.

Freezer-Labels

Mmmm…..Pumpkin!!

Perfect-Pumpkin-Bread

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Pumpkin season. This delicious bread will be a welcome scent in your home, and is sure to warm your belly. ENJOY!!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs. Add pumpkin and mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, cloves and allspice; add to the pumpkin mixture alternately with water, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into two greased 9×5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves.

And….Monday!

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