I spent last Saturday in my kitchen preparing meals and snacks to freeze for those busy homeschool days when I don’t have the time or the energy to prepare meals for my family. I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I am when I can pull out a homemade meal from our freezer instead of stressing out about getting dinner on the table with all the other tasks I have to juggle!
I usually make a double batch of whatever we are having for dinner (if it freezes well) so that we can eat one and freeze the other. However, being on bed rest and then having a baby meant I wasn’t cooking much so our stash of freezer meals dwindled down to nothing! Imagine my surprise when I went to pull out a meal and realized we had eaten them all!
So I decided I better set aside a few weekends to restock our freezer. Here’s what I was busy cooking in our kitchen last weekend:
- 4 batches of Slow-Cooked Chili Our family needs 2 batches just to feed us one meal so 4 batches only gets us 2 meals worth! This is delicious and can be reheated on the stove or in the crock-pot!
- 4 Chicken Broccoli Rice CasserolesOne recipe makes 2 casseroles so doubling it gets you 4 meals! We liked it better without the mayo so I leave it out.
- 2 meals worth of seasoned meat for my Tater-Tot Casserole My kids love this meal and I love that it is gluten and dairy-free so even I can enjoy it!
- 2 batches of Vegetarian Chili We serve it over rice which helps fill our tummies while keeping our grocery budget down.
- 3 dozen GF Oatmeal Honey Muffins I like to eat one or two of these yummy muffins for breakfast alongside a bowl of yogurt. It’s a quick meal for those mornings when I don’t have time to make my usual bowl of oatmeal. The kids and I like to have them for snack as well.
- 2 loaves of Chocolate Banana Bread This is so delicious and I substituted GF all-purpose flour for a moist and delicious treat that I could enjoy alongside my family.
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