A Foodie's Take on Freezer Meals: Don't Believe the Hype

Cutting to the chase on freezer meals: Except in limited cases, no. Just, no.First you should know who you're dealing with though. I'm a home cook who has gotten good enough in the kitchen to put on airs and alternatively, throw fits when dishes do not come out just right....more
I'm in agreement about the frozen veggies. Not good!more

21 freezer meals in 3 1/2 hours

I don’t know about you, but I am a busy gal. Many days, I feel like all I’m doing is making a meal, plating a meal, making sure the meal is eaten, and then cleaning up my cooking mess just to get ready to do it all again in a few hours. ...more

Freezer Meals. It's not for the easily stressed.

Over the weekend I made freezer meals. And about D.I.E.D.It's one of the things that you are so proud of after the fact, but in the middle of chopping, dicing, cooking, straining..............you look at yourself in the reflection of the microwave and literally say: What the Hell. ...more

20 freezer meals in less than four hours

It’s been about a month since my last freezer meal post, so it’s time for another round!This time instead of choosing recipes from a cookbook, I chose some of the meals from my Freezer Meals board on Pinterest. I’m not pinning them just for the heck of it — I really want to try them! ...more
Wow those look great! Now I just have to actually do it... ;). With the holidays coming up, this ...more

11 Hearty Freezer Meals

I love a good freezer meal. It means I’m not cooking again. It means I have more time with my family in the evening. Plus, it means delicious food for my belly. Win-win-win.For my latest round of cooking, I chose and adapted six hearty freezer meal recipes from Don’t Panic: Dinner’s in the Freezer. The six recipes ended up making 11 meals and took about 3 1/2 hours to make from start to finish....more

Freezer Meal Friday: Cranberry BBQ Chicken

A few months ago, I attempted to open a can of black beans only to realize I had grabbed a can of cranberry sauce by mistake. So I dumped the sauce into a freezer bag and tried to figure out what I could do with it.And then I thought, “barbecue.”So I made a cranberry barbecue sauce and marinated some drumsticks in it. The sauce was delicious. I didn’t think Zach would like it (he generally doesn’t like cranberry), but he loved it. Another win for me!...more

How Monthly Freezer Cooking Works for Us

For several months I’ve been on the once-a-month freezer meal cooking bandwagon. When I first learned about monthly cooking, many years ago, it seemed like the things people were freezing to eat later were chili, soup, chili, another tomato based product, and chili. Not being so adventurous in the kitchen, the idea of cooking once a month sounded awesome, but the offerings left me hesitant to try it out. And I’m sure I was missing out on great recipes back then, but so be it....more

5 Quick, Easy and Delicious FREEZER Meals

5 Easy, Quick and Yummy FREEZER Meals The last couple of months it has been on my "to do" list to make some freezer meals for some families who I felt needed them. The holidays came, our family was sick and life got busy...and I procrastinated. Then, one of the families, had their babies 1 week earlier then planned and I had wished so much that I had not procrastinated!...more