Friday, February 26, 2010

Foodie Friday - Freezer Meals - Do it with a group!

It's still Friday.. 2 hours left. =)
This week, my mother-in-law, and sister-in-laws got together and we made freezer meals. We each brought 3 recipes, and the ingredients for our own (minus the meat, which my MIL graciously provided, thanks Becky!), so total we put together 60 meals, 12 for each of us!
It worked out great because not only do we now have 12 oven-ready meals for those days when we don't have time, or don't know what to make, but also the preparation was TONS easier than trying to do it alone. I've tried doing some freezer meals by myself, or even just cooking and shredding meat, and storing it in the freezer for emergencies, but doing it with 4 other ladies was the way to go!! It was awesome because we all worked together. There was a couple people cooking, one doing dishes and replenishing bowls, measuring cups, etc, one prepping for the next meal, one wrapping them up, and then we'd just help out wherever we were needed. That saved us so much time than doing all the prep, cooking, bagging, and cleanup by ourselves!
I had a great time, and now I also have some fun new meals that I wouldn't have made otherwise, and it only took a few hours. I suggest finding a few other ladies, neighbors, sisters, or family members, and take an afternoon doing freezer meals, it will be WAY worth your time!

The Meals We Made:
Chicken Enchiladas
Poor Man's Filet Minon
Chicken Caesar Casserole
Tomato Basil Soup
Chicken Fingers
Turkey and Corn Tortellini Soup
Crescent Sandwiches
BBQ Pork Chops
Crock Pot Roast and Veggies
Spinach Manicotti
Crunchy Chicken Pesto


Stef said...

This is a great idea! I think you should share what type of meals you made ;)

extreme personal measures said...

I have done this on my own. A group is a great idea! I see lots of stuff on your blog so I am following you so I can come back!

Lindsey said...

Yum! What a good idea, you don't happen to have the recipes do you? :)