Tag: Make Ahead Meals

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole

I found this recipe sometime last year and think it is just a wonderful breakfast or dinner (for those of us who like breakfast for dinner) for busy families. It literally takes only 10 minutes if…

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…