Tag: Make Ahead Meals

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole

This Overnight French Toast Casserole is a great dish to make when you have family and friends visiting during the holidays. I found this recipe sometime last year and think it is just a wonderful…

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad Supreme

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad Supreme

Pasta Salad is a favorite at our house. I love to make it during the summer when the weather is warmer and you just don’t feel like cooking. It’s great for BBQ’s, potlucks and a it’s a perfect…

New June Meals For The Freezer Weekly Challenge

New June Meals For The Freezer Weekly Challenge

Each month, I spend a few hours (or a few days) cooking up big batches of our family’s favorite recipes in order to save me a little bit of time in the kitchen during the week.

This “power cooking” or “make-ahead meal” planning is not just a hobby…It’s a routine habit that has become a way of life for our family and keeps our grocery budget fairly reasonable. My goal or should I say challenge for the next six months is to keep our grocery budget in check and our family everyday expenses to a minimum. Especially, if we plan to go on our big family New Year’s vacation.

Since we don’t typically use everything I make for the freezer up all in one month’s time, there is eventually a variety of meals to choose from. And with summer vacation here, I don’t want to heat up the kitchen if I don’t have to either.

Making meals for the freezer will allow us to have a constant rotation in our freezer throughout the month of great tasting recipes. And I get a break from cooking a few nights during the week.

Some ideas for dinners this week are:

  • Crunchy Chicken Fingers
  • Meatloaf Sandwiches
  • Chicken Phillies
  • Lasagna
  • Hearty Beef Stew
  • Taco Soup (back up)

So, this week’s freezer cooking session was designed to get our dinner meals up to speed and include a couple of breakfast and snack options. Here’s the plan for today:

That’s the plan for today. What about you? Making any tasty meals or snacks for the freezer today?

Homecooked Meals For The Freezer: Ziploc® Perfect Portions™ Bags

Homecooked Meals For The Freezer: Ziploc® Perfect Portions™ Bags

In just three quick steps, bulk food items, such as raw chicken, can be individually wrapped and frozen so that they are ready for a later date.  Ziploc containers and freezer bags are used quite…

Quick Freezer Meals: Bean and Cheese Burritos

Quick Freezer Meals: Bean and Cheese Burritos

This is a great recipe because it keeps things simple, inexpensive and freezes well. You can add a variety of ingredients to change up the recipe any way you want depending on the ingredients you…