Friends, I have seen the light. Who knew that freezer cooking (preparing meals, freezing them for later, and cooking them when the time comes) was so cheap and so easy?
Dinner on a nightly basis usually goes something like this…me realizing I’m hungry…checking the pantry…checking the fridge…checking the pantry…not wanting anything I have…checking the fridge…getting hungrier…eating cereal/oatmeal/fast food.
Now that I’m back at school after Thanksgiving break, I know that the next two weeks before the holidays will be sheer chaos. Meetings, group projects, finals, and three thousand other loose ends to tie up before we head home for Christmas trees and hot cocoa. Which meals my dinner dilemma will only worsen. And I cannot afford to eat Mickey D’s every night for 14 days. Either can my waistline.
While I was pinteresting (yes, it’s a verb), I had a lightbulb moment. I can make the delicious meals I’ve been pinning, freeze them, and reheat or crockpot them (also a verb) when I need a good meal!
I spent about an hour and a half this afternoon bagging up my six future freezer dinners…and I must say, they all look delicious.
Here’s what I made (with links to the recipes):
- Lemon & Garlic Chicken
- Teriyaki Chicken
- Sweet & Sour Meatballs
- Lemon Marinade Chicken
- Garlic Dijon Chicken
- Chicken Taco Meat