On Fridays, we make Freezer Meals!
I’ve given up entirely on weekend meal prep. It sucks up so much time and I find it really hard to focus after a week of work. The last thing I want to do on the weekend is to work on home or family “stuff.” I do minimal cleaning, laundry, and cooking and that’s exactly how I like it.
But we need to eat so, I’ve made meal prep one of my weekly tasks. But during the week. Especially with the addition of a monthly Friday Freezer Meal day.
The goal each month is to make about 10-12 freezer meals that I can use throughout the month. I pull one or two out of the freezer on a Sunday night and automatically have at least 2 dinners and several lunches set for that week! We usually have pizza on Fridays which leaves me with only two nights of meals to have to plan.
This week, I’m assembling five easy recipes and making two bags of each to give me ten meals for my freezer.
This week’s fast freezer favorites:
Sloppy Joes (a monthly staple in our house)
Mexican Chicken Soup (bookmark this website for solid basic freezer meals)
I haven’t tried this one yet but have a feeling my pizza-loving kids will love it!
A few things to know in advance:
- Chop all of your vegetables in advance so that all you have to do is assemble.
- Don’t cheap out on the bags, they make a difference! I prefer Ziploc Gallon bags but will often double bag the meal if there’s a lot of liquid.
- Label the bags before you put food inside! A black sharpie or a ballpoint pen works the best. Labels inevitably come off!
- Freezing them flat on a cookie sheet will allow for easy storage in the freezer later.
Let me know if you have any favorites or recipes that you have loved! I am always on the lookout for something new to add to the rotation!