Wednesday, September 4, 2013

1st Freezer Meal Experience

I figured I'd jot this down in case any other linewife is experiencing guilt after no longer being able to cook her man dinner every night. haha okay so honestly I'm over the guilt pretty much but I do feel pretty bad that Mike is going to be working a ton of hours/ days straight and has no one to help me out so I turned to Pintrest!

I had a few of you ask for how I did this and I'll tell ya right now I'm not creative, I didn't come up with these on my own. I scanned pintrest during afternoon nap time and picked out a few recipes, created a master grocery list and went shopping. I only spent $77 on groceries and all these meals should last Mike til the end of October! It only took me about 2.5 hours and that was with Wes hanging around and eating dinner in between. It was really easy but there's no way I would have done this in the trailer. We ran out of room so we moved stuff to the table outside. It was quite the mess.

helper bees
I don't have all the links because I would get sent into one blog and just keep clicking. Here are the links I do have but you can find a ton more just typing in freezer meals :)

Here's the list of freezer meals I did:
  • Bean & Cheese Buritos, we made 2 dozen! I added Spanish rice & shredded chicken to beef them up a bit ;)
  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Chicken Posole (2 bags)
  • BBQ Chicken (2 bags) this was ridiculously easy.Chicken, BBQ sauce, vinegar- BAG!
  • Taco soup (2 bags) this was actually mom's recipe and one of Mike's favorite. I just took all ingredients and through them in a bag after browning the ground beef, easy peasy.
  • Pumpkin Muffins I actually made 4 batches of these yummy things. Its fall, Wes & Mike both love them and Christopher had a really bad weekend so I took some to him too. Sharing is caring peeps.
  • Last but not least a made 3 dozen peanut butter cookies, just a simple recipe that is easy to make!

after, cookies not pictured ;)
We ran out of room in the trailer freezer so I actually got to snag a taco soup bag and chicken posole. I'm actually looking at more recipes to do this again but this time I'll get to keep them ;)

teeny, tiny freezer packed with yumminess!
So yes it was a little imitating writing everything out but once I got going it was simple. I started with the muffins and cookies so I was constantly rotating those in & out of the oven while I was mixing everything else up. I'm happy my hubs will be eating good out at the trailer park and not living off of pizza rolls, ick.  

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