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Freezer Meals

img_1803.jpgI got crazy yesterday and made 17 Freezer meals!  Summer is coming, and I want to spend less time in the kitchen.  So, I attempted one weeks worth of freezer meals  and my pile just kept growing and growing.  What I love about this idea is without worrying about a meal, I can spend more time preparing salads and vegetables to eat with the meal.  My dinners averaged about $5 per dinner, a little less for some.

I probably won’t want to do all the meals in one day again. So my plan is to eat 3 or 4 of them a week.  Then one or two days a week I’m going to make a double dinner and freeze the other pan for later.  Then I can keep replenishing the freezer supply.   And then 1 day a week I am reserving as beans and rice night.  I really want to start cooking with beans for the cost and the health of it.  Plus we have 50 pounds of dried pinto beans for our food storage.  I need to start cooking with them.  So if you have any good bean recipes, please post.

Here are the meals I made:

  • 3 lasagnas
  • 2 Beef and Broccoli
  • 2 Taco Soup
  • 1 sloppy joe
  • 2 Sweet Pork for burritos
  • 1 bag plain chicken
  • 24 Chicken Pillows
  • 1 Bag Hawaiian Chicken
  • 2 Pans Spinach and chicken Manicotti
  • 1 Chicken pot Pie (just the filling because my pie crust did not hold together.)

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Susan Bankhead

What an inspiration! I thought I was doing good by making one large pot of soup and freezing it! Now I know to come to your house when I have nothing in my freezer! Amy, what are you using to store the meals in the freezer? Do you need your seal a meal back?


See, now I’m not going to believe that you don’t have your meals organized! WOW-you’re awesome 🙂 Sounds yummy too, maybe I’ll try to free up some freezer space and try this too. Thanks!


Oh and my SIL tried your whole wheat pancake mix and LOVED it! No more bisquik. . .


Come over anytime mom, and I don’t think I want it back yet, but I may borrow it.
Lisa; I only got that organized cause I was inspired by you asking me to get organized. Glad your SIL loved the pancakes. It really is a good recipe.


Holy Cow! That was a lot of work for one day! How did you package them all? Is that butcher paper in the picture? I have wanted to do this type of thing in the past but wasn’t sure how to do it. In a few months when I might be up for this type of thing, can I come pick your brain?

Also, I have a good beans and rice recipe that I got from someone on my mission, I haven’t made it in forever, but I’ll look for it and post it for you.


Liz, it’s Reynolds Freezer paper. It was about 5 dollars for tons of it. I wrapped the meal in a freezer ziploc bag first, and then covered it in the reynolds paper. I thought when I was buying it that it was reynolds freezer foil, but it turned out to be paper. Oh, well, I think it will work better.


Amy, Beth has such a yummy recipe for beans. I have no idea what it is, but it is delish!


I am teaching a freezer meal class in Relief society and was excited to see your success.Thanks for sharing. Try a banana split desert by layering crushed Graham crackers,ice cream, bananas,cool whip and drizzled chocolate sauce. Freezes well for several weeks and is great for unexpected company.


Hi jessica-
In 2008 blogging was SOOO different! It was more about me and what I was doing in my life. So, no , there were no recipes associate with this post.
I will however RE-DO this post and find some great recipes to link to! Stay tuned 🙂


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