Thursday, September 6, 2012

Freezer Hoarder

So I went a little overboard on the freezer meals -we are prepared to feed a small army.  We have food to feed us for about a month.  I packaged everything in servings for four just in case we have company.

This is the link to the website that gave me everything I needed to make all this food-
I just learned that there is now a membership fee of $8 per month to get the menus, recipes, shopping lists, labels etc- which is a really great deal.  Luckily, I printed my info before the membership - but it was so well organized that I would pay the $8 fee in the future.  Below are some of the delicious Meals that I made.  I have enough to feed us each of these about three times more if it is just Kev and I dining.
  • Kale Bacon Cheese Breakfast Casserole
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Chicken Salad with Apricots
  • Pizza Dough
  • Roasted Garlic Mac and Cheese
  • BBQ Short Ribs
  • Bacon Crusted Pork Tenderloin
  • Southwest Skillet with Cornbread
  • Coconut Chicken
To save some money, I went to a local Asian Market to get as many ingredients as I could.  This store has great fresh produce at extremely low prices.  I was really able to get the majority of my ingredients there,  it is always fun to pop into this store so many fun things to look at.

 Overall I spent around $150 for all the ingredients (and had some herbs/ baking ingredients, and cheese left over).   I see this process as a big money saver.  The biggest challenge I had was being on my prego feet for hours making everything so I broke up the cooking over three days and had my husband help out.  I was able to taste a few of the dishes before freezing them and I was really happy with how they came out.

Even if I did go a bit overboard, it is nice knowing that we have some quick easy meals that just need a few hours of thawing and reheating.

1 comment:

  1. Good Job!! you won't regret all the work this took! I am so excited that just next week you will be digging into this hoard. AND...I do anticipate getting to sample some of the wonderful fare. Waiting anxiously, Sally