40 Freezer Meals In 2 Hours


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40 Freezer Meals Guest Post By- Lauren Moore

So I just had a baby last week and decided before I had her that I wanted to spend a whole day making 40 freezer meals so that I wouldn’t have to cook for my husband once the baby got here! When our new Smart & Final opened, they had a special sale on a few items, one of them being chicken breasts for $1.79 per lb. That is a stock up price here, so I made sure that I bought enough to make some “Dump Chicken.” I bought about 30 chicken breasts total. When I got home, I decided I was going to set everything up and bag it for the freezer. I made 5 different kinds of chicken to portion for meals.

40 freezer mealsFirst I made two kinds of shredded chicken. I used a stock pot, water, celery, carrots, onion, and chicken breasts to make plain shredded chicken. Set it to cook while I made the rest of the meals. The second shredded chicken was a salsa chicken. I got some Old El Paso Taco Seasoning for about $0.20 last time they were on sale and used some Pace Salsa, threw it in the crock pot with more chicken and walked away.

Then I decided to make some Teriyaki Chicken with an old teriyaki sauce recipe that my grandma used to marinade our tofu in. Soy sauce, ginger and a couple more spices split into individual sandwich bags with one chicken breast each. Put in the freezer. Next was some Lemon and Garlic Chicken. Lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and parsley. Again I split it into bags with one chicken breast each and put them in the freezer. Last I made some Cranberry Chicken. Cranberry juice, orange juice, nutmeg, cloves, and golden raisins into a bag with the chicken.

My 40 Freezer Meals are Almost Complete

By this time, the shredded chickens were done and I was able to bag those into 1 cup size portions and put those in the freezer as well. I also froze the chicken broth from the cooked the plain chicken so that I can make chicken noodle soup when the weather gets colder.

The best part about these meals is that I was able to make about 40 portioned meals in about 2 hours for less than $60.00. All I have to do is take one bag out in the morning, stick it frozen in the crock pot and set to cook. By the time my husband gets home it is ready to throw on a plate and I look like I’ve been slaving away all day with two babies in the house :).

~Lauren

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Comments

  1. Congratulations on your new arrival! Freezing meals and prepping is the only way to go as far as I am concerned. Makes life easier on those really hectic days!

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