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Homemade Frozen Dinners

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TGIF! Even though I’m a stay at home mom I still really look forward to the weekends, because with my hubby’s help I actually get things accomplished. If you also like to use your weekends to check things off your to-do-list then add this to the roster. Baby on the way?! Company coming?! What’s not to love about feeling prepared as opposed to stressed?

When it comes to stress I’ll admit….. I was a little bit of a nutball the week before my due date. The anticipation of not knowing when my son would arrive was killing me, so to settle my nerves I was in serious nesting mode. These were just some of the food items I prepared back in September and believe me, it well was worth every onion-induced tear! Having a freezer full of homemade dinners has saved me from resorting to Cheerios for dinner many nights (hey, it has two food groups in it… haha). Whether you’re expecting a baby or expecting welcomed or unwelcomed company over the holidays I promise it’s worth your time to sacrifice one evening to get your cook on. So this weekend, if you already have your apron on, your utensils out and the stove turned on to make one meal, you might as well take advantage of it and make a few. I froze all my meals in disposable oven-safe containers (from the dollar store) so all I had to do was thaw them out, pop them in the oven and wa-la… a home cooked meal ready in no time! Here are some of my favorite meals to freeze for a rainy or snowy day.

Slow Cooker Chili

Pizza Pasta Casserole

Skinny Minestrone

Cabbage Rolls

Kale and Vegetable Soup

Shepherds Pie

The best part is the convenience of pulling out a container in the morning knowing you will be enjoying a healthy homemade meal by the end of the day. No more sodium-packed frozen dinners or nights spent convincing yourself that crackers and cheese counts as a meal. Enjoy!

House guests should be regarded as perishables: Leave them out too long and they go bad. ~Erma Bombeck

 

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  1. Do you just use the freezer Ziploc bags for the burritos? I freezer burn everything it seems no matter what methods I try.

    • Yeah I seem to freezer burn a lot too…haha. It happens when too much air gets trapped inside the bag, so I wrapped each burrito tightly in Saran Wrap first and then put them all in the large Ziplock bag. So far no problems!! Hope that helps!