Tag: Cooking

21 Day Fix: Day 20, One More Day to Go!

21 Day Fix: Day 20, One More Day to Go!

  Quote For The Day: There is only one way to succeed at anything, and that is to give it everything. My DAY 20 WORKOUT: Cardio Fix Three weeks ago when I did this workout for the…

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

    As I previously mentioned on my Facebook page, this recipe is one of my family’s favorite Chinese-American dishes. Served with white rice and orange slices, it’s the perfect meal….

Learning Freezer Cooking…Is It Right For You?

Learning Freezer Cooking…Is It Right For You?

I’ve been a full-time working mom since my oldest (turning 21 in August) was born. I worked up until two weeks before he was born then went back to work when he was just 6 weeks old. Not because I wanted to, because financially I had to. And I still had to manage putting a healthy meal on the table for my family.

I’ve learned after having four kids to divide, manage and multi-task in everything I do in the kitchen when it comes to meal planning for my family. That’s when I feel in love with my crock pot and freezer cooking.  I soon discovered how to make some wonderful family meals that I didn’t have to spend a whole lot of time cooking. It’s absolutely wonderful  and stress free for a mom to come home from work  and your family dinner is made and ready.

 

Freezer Cooking For Busy Moms

Freezer Cooking and the Crock Pot

You can start off your freezer cooking with the focus being on one main ingredient like beef or chicken. Most people like to use chicken because it tends to  be cheaper and it’s always on sale. Browse your local grocery store ads for the best deals for your family. Need some ideas on freezer cooking meals for the crock pot? How about:

Grab yourself some zip-loc freezer bags and allow yourself at least 2 to 3 hours in your schedule. Once you get the hang of meal prepping and putting the ingredients together, it may only take you an hour or two. You can do your grocery shopping the day before for all your ingredients so you don’t feel so overwhelmed or the morning of if you have the extra time and feel comfortable. 

Depending on the size of your family, you can divide up each recipe into two zip-loc freezer bags allowing your family 10 meals for the freezer.

Need help with meal planning? Check out A Busy Mom’s Guide to Family Meal Planning. It’s 68-pages of creative ways to provide good quality meals for your family while maintaining your food budget.

 

Got Leftovers…Make Future Meals for the Week

Got Leftovers…Make Future Meals for the Week

Save money and make sure not to waste those tasty leftovers from your weeknight dinner. Need some inspiration? I’ve got it. I confess. We do eat leftovers and if my schedule is busy for the week,…