Week 4 – Freezing

My mom freezes everything: butter, bread, cookies, leftovers, coffee, chocolate chips, etc. So I’m no stranger to the concept of freezing. Freezing is perfect for a one person household because: 1. a loaf of bread won’t go bad; 2. I can freeze cookie dough and just bake two at a time; 3. I can use it to store meals for when I am too lazy or don’t have time to cook.

For this challenge, I decided to make freezer meals. If you’ve been on Pinterest ever, you know all about freezer meals. Throw some ingredients in a gallon size freezer bag and you’re good to go! Those blog posts always make it sound cheap and easy, but it takes a lot of work and is sometimes more expensive than you think.

I’ve done a freezer meal prep day before and learned a few things: only do a few meals at a time, make meals that you don’t have to cook before freezing, and get a friend to help!

I invited my friend, Chelsey, over so that we could split the cost, the work, and the meals. Thanks, Chelsey!

Chelsey

We decided to make three meals: Chicken Parmesan Casserole, Beef Stew, and Pork and Potatoes. We loosely followed the recipes that are linked to the titles of the recipes. These three meals took us two hours to prepare.

Meals

Oh! Scout joined in on this challenge too…we took our leftover meat scraps, cooked them, and will freeze them to use when making dog treats in the future.

Scout

What do you like to freeze? Have you made any great freezer meals that I need to know about? Comment below and let us know!

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