Whoa! It’s been quite a while since my last post!
Life has gotten hectic.
I’m sure you “feel my pain!”
While we are technically on summer break, teachers and coaches alike know that we’re not actually on a break.
If only people in other professions understood this fact…ahhh, we can dream!
If you’ve read my previous posts about freezer meals, you know they are an absolute lifesaver during the hectic days of teaching, coaching, and my most important jobs of being a wife and mommy. Many of my family and friends have expressed interest in my freezer meal obsession, so I thought I’d share recipes from my most recent afternoon meal prep!
Before I share these awesome recipes, please know that I am not particularly gifted in the kitchen (nor in photography!) and I do not take credit for creating these recipes…I, however, do take credit for the less than awesome pictures 🙂
Recipes with ingredient measurements can be found by clicking on the recipe title!
Hearty Beef Stew (This recipe makes 2 freezer bags)
Pot Roast (I can’t wait to eat this one!!!)
**I add extra Chicken/Beef Stock to all of my recipes to prevent the meat from drying out in the crockpot. Most recipes call for around 8 hours on low heat cooking time, but because of our schedules our meals cook more like 10 hours!**
I do not cook the meat in these recipes before I toss them in the bags! In fact, I typically avoid recipes that require pre-cooking, because it takes too long! Haha!
A few tips before you start your freezer meal frenzy…
- Check your pantry for recipe ingredients
- This seems like a no-brainer, but I cannot explain to you the panic that set in yesterday when I was bagging ingredients and couldn’t find my brown sugar…#firstworldproblems 🙂
- Open all of the recipes you plan to use on a computer, tablet, or other device, and keep this device close to your prep station
- It’s just easier this way 🙂
- Chop your veggies and place them in separate bowls or bags before you start bagging your meals
- I’m slightly OCD…or CDO 🙂
- BE SURE YOU HAVE FREEZER BAGS AND A GOOD SHARPIE!
- Label your freezer bags with the meal name, cooking time, additional instructions, and the date you prepped
- Meals are typically good in the freezer 4-6 months
I hope you enjoy these recipes!