Freezer Meals – Step 1

This article will show you how to prepare yourself for making and storing several freezer meals. This will save a lot of hassle and backache vs waking up one morning and deciding to make Freezer Meals that afternoon.

I have been working for the past 8 months at your typical day job.  7 months ago, I found out I was pregnant and my body did not handle it well.  As a result, it has been a long, draining, & physically tiring time.  We ate less home cooked meals, the dirt & grime slowly piled up, & many things were neglected.  As my energy slowly regained in early Autumn, I decided I best prep several hearty meals for the upcoming new member would certainly make us tired all over again!

So, after much research; I found my favourite meals that could easily be frozen, contained lots of nutrition, and were easy to prepare now, and prep afterwards! My requirements for Crockpot meals was that the freezer meals, on the day of eating, did not need any extra ingredients! (Besides perhaps a side of rice or pasta)

I made over 70 two-person healthy meals for the upcoming winter season!  I paid a little less than $200 for ALL of the ingredients, and this included sauces & spices which I still have most of in the cupboard! I made the meals on three separate days/evenings, so as to break up the time spent in the kitchen as a 9-month preggo lady 🙂

Gather your recipes and print them out!
Gather your recipes and print them out!

There are 4 main steps to each of these:
1. Choosing Your recipes
2. Grocery Lists & Shopping
3. Prepping the ingredients
4. Making the meals

Today you can research and pick your recipes.  To use my grocery lists, To-Do lists, and Freezer consumption lists – you should choose the identical recipes as I have.  Sometimes this is easiest for the first go at Freezer Prepping anyway!

Day 1:  Soups & Stews
(Please click on the Meal for the corresponding Recipe)
Chili
Roasted Pepper Soup (recipe was doubled)
Apple Butternut Squash Soup
Cream of Broccoli Soup (recipe was doubled)
Creamy Carrot Soup (recipe was doubled)
Corn Chowder with Ham Soup

Day 2: Casseroles
(Please click on the Meal for the corresponding Recipe)
Spinach Lasagna Rolls
Shepherd’s Pie
Sour Cream Noodle Bake
Chicken Spaghetti

Day 3: Crockpot meals
(Please click on the Meal for the corresponding Recipe)
Lemonade Chicken
Cheesy Potatoes & Ham
Aloha Chicken
Sweet & Sour Beef
Teriyaki Chicken
Sausage with Onions & Peppers
Creamy Italian Chicken
Western Beef Casserole
BBQ Pork Ribs
Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Once you have your meals chosen – move on to Step 2!