Remember pre-kid days when cooking dinner wasn’t stressful?
Granted, there are some people who still love to cook, but personally, I find the whole ordeal super chaotic. Kids are hangry. I’m exhausted. The clock is ticking until it’s finally bedtime and I can enjoy yelling at the kids to stay in their beds while I finally put my feet up, watch inappropriate Netflix shows, and have a glass of wine.
From cutting up vegetables to washing the pots and pans it takes me, on average, an hour to make dinner. 1 hour X 30 days in a month= 30 hours of cooking time. Ew!
Imagine if I told you that you could condense those 30 hours into one solid 6-7 hour day of cooking freezer meals? If you make all your meals in one day you’re entirely negating the need to chop up different vegetables every single day, or cook ground beef one pound at a time, or do one batch of dishes. You can do it all on the same day, and if you manage your time well, you can multi-task like a BOSS!
Freezer meals are THE BEST! Seriously.
Every single week I sit down and do some meal planning. At least three of the meals on the list come straight from the freezer. I get a ton of relief knowing that I don’t have to cook those nights. I’ve honestly found that I’m calmer throughout the day knowing that there are freezer meals waiting for me to choose from!
Super cool (get it? I crack myself up!) freezer meals
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole by Anne’s Entitled Life
Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies by Two Healthy Kitchens
Mini Crustless Quiche Cups with Sausage and Cheese by Two Healthy Kitchens
Crock Pot Mexican Chilli by Joyfully Thriving
Turkey Spinach Meatballs by Melanie Cooks
Lemon Chicken by Recipe This
Cranberry Chicken by Dukes and Duchesses
Pan Fried Chinese Dumplings by Savory Tooth
Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie by Thrifty Jinxy
Pressure Cooker Salisbury Steak by This Old Gal
Low-carb Meatloaf by Wholesome Yum
Low Carb Stuffed Peppers by Low Carb Yum
Nearly Carb Free Meatballs by Low Carb Yum
Meatballs by Kennary
Spaghetti Sauce by Deliciously Plated
Homemade Chef Boyardee Beefaroni by Eat. Thrive. Grow
Instant Pot Chilli by Recipes From a Pantry
One Pot Steak Mac N’ Cheese by Recipe This
Spaghetti Bake by Mission to Save
Chinese Take-Out Beef and Brocolli by This Old Gal
Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy by Evolving Motherhood
Pizza pockets by Tales of a Tired Mom
5-Spice Carrot Soup by Recipes from a Pantry
Egg Muffins by Tales of a Tired Mom
Fathead Pizza crust by Wholesome Yum
That’s almost an entire month of a new meal every night!! If you’re not finding what you’re looking for here give this Pinterest board a try. There are tons more ideas in there!
What are your favorite freezer meal recipes? Leave the links below!!
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