My sister Heather and I have talked about freezer cooking for a long time. We used to do it with a group of girls at a Dinner Station place, but it got to be more of a pain because it was so far away (Highland Village) for us and coming up with a time that worked for everyone was hard. So we got out of the habit but have continued to discuss it, just not do anything about it other than pin a bunch of recipes that look good (because isn't that what we all do?).
Well, now we are getting ready to go out of town on a girl's trip (yay!!) so we are trying to save money by eating out less but also have some meals ready for our families to eat while we are out of town. Heather was off work today so we each picked 3 meals to make and went to the store to get the ingredients. We each spent about $50 and came out of it with 7 meals a piece! We cranked down the A/C in my house and entertained Logan with a movie from the library and we were done in about 2 hours. We will definitely be doing it again and maybe adding another meal or two since it was so easy.
Here is what we made:
Chicken Broccoli Rice (I've made this before--it's excellent)
Spicy Sausage and Pepper Penne
Cranberry BBQ Chicken
IKEA Swedish Meatballs (there was no picture for this one)
And here is what our haul looked like when we were done!
So excited to have meals ready to go! And there will still be plenty of leftovers for lunches, etc.