Sunday, November 04, 2012

Freezer Meal Madness!

While the husband's away, the wife will a housewife and make a ton o' meals to feed her family. What better way to break in my new kitchen than by a marathon cooking day?!
Jenna and I took advantage of a Saturday morning without kids and husbands and made 38 meals (19 a piece) in 6 hours from 7am-1pm. Six hours seems like a long time, but part of it was waiting for things to cook and cool so there was some down time. And a trip to the store for things we forgot.  But you can jam to Pandora or watch a movie or do zumba in the down time so it goes by fast! I don't think I'll post all the recipes because that would take awhile, and some things we made up as we went along, but here is what we made and it cost us each about $60 which equals out to $1.05 per person since we each have 3 people in our family.
We made:
Burritos (2 meals)
Sloppy Joes
Lasagna (2 meals)
Quiche (2 meals)
Enchilada casserole (2 meals)
Stir Fry (2 meals)
Chicken Nuggets (2 meals)
Meatloaf (2 meals)
Chicken Ring
Taco Pizza (2 meals)
We'll have to see if this becomes a habit. 
 Roll that beautiful burrito!
It was a bit messy, but we kept washing dishes as we went so it wasn't too bad.
Representin' in my great grandma's apron and sneak peek of the kitchen work behind's ALMOST done!
Whip it, whip it real good (get it...miracle whip) 
 I have nothing to say about this pic.
 Packing it all away in our new fridge. There's no room for ice cream!
The quiche was definitely the prettiest dish! 
We aren't ready for our Freezer Meals show on OETA YET, but we came up with some GREAT ideas for it! Stay tuned!


The Moores said...

Very impressive! This would make dinner time so incredibly easy. Oh, and there's gotta be room for ice cream!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend. Thank you for sharing your family with us up here in Branson. Those look like yummy meals. You inspire me to get home and get to work. Love ya, Mom aka GMa

kmom said...

I am super impressed! Great chalkboard in the back ground!

Kara Scharrer said...

So cool!!! Where did you find all the recipes and decide which meals you were going to make? I want to do this with some friends, but don't know where to start!

Ryan and Katie said...

My friend had done it before, but its reallypretty simple. Just use recipes you usually use, or look a few up online if you want. Buy freezer bags or foil containers or just foil and start! Some stuff we cooked like quiche and chicken nuggets and other stuuf is still raw like stir fry and meatloaf. If its raw ii think itsbetter to defrost before cooking, the quiche and lasagna could go in the oven frozen butit would take longer to cook. You can use a church kitchen too if you have one, i think the soace would be nicer for more people unless you have a huge kitchen at home. Good luck!

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