Freezer Meals for the Busy Mama



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As a busy, work from home, homeschooling Mama I often dread the three words of “What’s for Dinner?!” I get so busy during the day sometimes, that I forget to plan and I’m honestly not that great at sticking to the wonderful Meal Plans that are out there either!

There are many busy seasons in our lives or every single day, where having something to pull out of the freezer and pop into the oven can just make life so much easier! I have found that it is cheaper and healthier to make your own frozen convenience meals. You can be serious about it and do once a month cooking where you make a months worth of meals at one time, or you can just make double of a certain meal when you are making dinner. Make one for now and one for later. I have even found freezer meals to be wonderful for being able to pull one out and bring it to a family in need. I love how food can be a way to bless someone!

So here you go! A compilation of freezer meal ideas and printables to get you started:

101 Spring Freezer Meals
Super Fast Chicken Freezer Meals for the Crockpot
Make 10 Freezer Meals in 2 Hours
1o Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in less than 90 Minutes
8 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 1 Hour
Baked Ziti Freezer Meal
Healthy Freezer Meals
Breakfast Burrito Bananza Freezer Meal Idea
Soup Freezer Meals
Slow Cooker Bean Burritos to Freeze
BBQ Chicken Frozen Pizza
Freezer Meal Tips for Dummies

A tip from me: I ALWAYS make my own chicken stock. I try to stock up when whole chickens are on sale, use the broth from the chickens to make  my own stock to freeze. You can even freeze some of the meat with the stock,  then you just pull it out for quick and easy Chicken and Rice, Soup, Gravy or Chicken and Dumplings!

FREE Printables:
Create Your Own Freezer Meal Labels
Made with love by: Freezer Labels
5 Tried and True Freezer Recipes with Shopping List and Printable Tags
Freezer Cooking List Printable (Never forget what you’ve cooked and stored in the freezer)

How to Start a Freezer Meal Exchange Club

Here are some great freezer labels and freezer tape I like to use for all my frozen bags and containers of meals:


Scotch Freezer Tape, 3/4 x 1000 Inch (178)



Freezer Labels – Red Border

I LOVE these containers for freezing sauces, soups and stocks.
They are microwave, dishwasher safe and reusable!



Extreme Freeze Reditainer 32 oz. Freezeable Deli Food Containers w/ Lids – Pack of 24 – Food Storage

Here are some books on Freezer Cooking:

 



The ABC’s of Freezer Cooking FREE for the Kindle if you have Amazon Prime


Don’t Panic – Dinner’s in the Freezer: Great-Tasting Meals You Can Make Ahead

 This even has Gourmet and Gluten Free Freezer Meal Recipes!!!
Once-A-Month Cooking Family Favorites: More Great Recipes That Save You Time and Money from the Inventors of the Ultimate Do-Ahead Dinnertime Method

Written by Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Granola Mama to 4 children ages 16-5. She is a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for 13 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, Coffee and Green Smoothies!

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