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Search Results for: freezer meals
Busy and no time to cook? Then you will love Crock Pot Freezer Meals. Just place the ingredients in a freezer bag, then freeze. When you want a meal just take out one and place in a crock pot, after a few hours you have a delicious meal for the family. This Chicken and Artichoke Recipe is super tasty and one of my latest favorites.
I love freezer cooking! It saves me money, saves time and I get to feed my family some great tasting meals. And crockpot cooking is my favorite, I love how convenient it is to just put all ingredients in a pot, check it after few hours and you’re done. Crockpot Freezer Meals are definitely heaven sent for busy moms. Our family love soups, so when I made a list of Crockpot Freezer Meals to do, I make sure that there are several recipes for Soups that Freeze Well. Today I’m sharing with you a very tasty Chickadilla Soup or also called Chicken Tortilla Soup, you can enjoy and eat it as soup or serve it over rice, either way it’s delish!
Check out more of my favorite Crockpot Freezer Meals
I believe every person struggles with what to cook for their family. I struggled so much I used to avoid the thought until someone came downstairs and demanded dinner. I would open up the refrigerator and stand there. I do not know what I expected to happen but the chef I hoped for didn’t tumble out of my freezer.
I realized a couple of things that not planning resulted in. The first was my food budget was out of control. I mean truly mortifying. The second thing I realized is when I walked around the store and threw things in the basket I got home, and nothing went together. The third and most embarrassing thing is we began to throw away a lot of food.
The worst part about all of it is I felt I was failing. Then one day I saw a 7-day meal plan. I figured I could do anything for seven days, so I went through my families favorite recipes, and I wrote down a list of 30. I then created a calendar. I pulled out my family calendar to see what nights I should cook what meal on.
I felt like a rock star. I had a plan and for the first time in years. I wasn’t anxious when I opened up my refrigerator. Then something even better happened.
I figured out that I could double up some of my favorite recipes which saved me time and money and then the next month I would have less to cook. I find that using a calendar and a plan has helped me to become the mom I wanted to be. I no longer hide in the bathroom or the closet. Yes, I have done both hoping they found something to eat so I wouldn’t have to cook.
I use my calendar to save both money and time. You can read about how I have saved thousands using a calendar in this post How to save money using a calendar.
These are tried and true menu ideas that are easy, healthy quick meals that will not drain your bank account or your energy reserve.
Have you heard of freezer cooking? It is my favorite time saver that I use! I am a working mom who wanted her life back. I took control of my kitchen and cooked once for an entire month (yes really!). I had help. I cooked 15 meals (two portions of each). Then I had my girlfriend do the same. We swapped and life is again wonderful! Now freezer cooking does take a little bit of time, but it saves you so much more time when after your initial day of cooking means you can just pop a meal in the crock pot or oven and be done with it. I wanted to put a list together of freezer cooking tips so you can make the most of your freezer cooking time. Let’s check them out!
This is Alea’s book We have been doing a thirty day no spend challenge and on of the main factors in my spending has always been food. It was my spending on food that was the inspiration for my site. It wasn’t that long ago that I started my site in 2009. It was a direct result of my desire to pay for our children’s prepaid college funds. We had one income and I was going to stay at home with the kids. The only money I had control of was my husband’s salary which had taken a hit with the acquisition of a new job. I gave up my job making $40,000 and my husband took a job making $25,000 less and we had a new mouth to feed. I knew one thing and I was committed to one thing beyond the normal things that children need and that was higher education. I believed and I still believe that education is power and I was going to provide each one of our children with that power. I didn’t want them to worry about loans or if they could go to college or not and that meant I needed to find the money in our budget to make sure that higher education was a priority. That meant taking a serious look at our spending. We looked and determined after our mortgage that food was our greatest expense. Then question then becomes how do you fix that? The answer is meal preperation. If you can figure out ways to make your food work for you not you work for your food you will be winning. I knew people who were winning in this area and luckily one of them, Alea created a cookbook. The Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch: Quick & Easy Batch Cooking Techniques and Recipes That Save You Time and Money.
This is one of the recipes in her cook book that I made.
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Summer is almost here! That means it’s time to the kids to be home, which in my house means, it’s time to stock up on food for myself and them. Summer days at my home are spent running around doing summer activities, and some days I am not into coming home and spending hours in the kitchen, but I still want to make sure my family has a yummy and healthy meal. That is why I love shopping for great frozen meals at Kroger! Kroger has great prices on items every day, but when they have a sale it’s even better! And this week it’s time to stock up!Continue reading