TYT #9–Freezer Meals Update

So last Tuesday, I told you about all those freezer meals that Laura and I made. . .

Well, I already have checked out 2 of them and I am here to report back!

Meal #1 – cheesy chicken chalupas.

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I was a bit worried about this one. Laura had made it earlier in the week and said that she thought it was super onion-y but that her boyfriend really liked it. I’m not a huge fan of the raw onion flavor. .. but I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t think it was too onion-y at all. The flavor was good. I thawed it in the fridge overnight and then followed the cooking directions and it turned out perfectly. IMHO, it needed salsa, so I am glad I had that on hand.

I also paired it with these Food Should Taste Good Jalapeño chips that the company sent me to check out

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<—great decision! The chips have a great spicy kick to them and pair with these perfectly. I would only get these chips though if you like spice – by the end of the meal my mouth was on fire. . . in a good way. Smile 

Overall grade for freezer meal = B+. It was a good (not great) meal, easy to prepare, went from freezer to oven well.

Meal #2 – Pizza Casserole

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Again, thawed in the fridge overnight and then baked for about an hour.

Paired with lots of salad = dinner.

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Overall grade = A-

Next time I would take out the ground beef and just do our favorite pizza toppings – pepperoni and pineapple. But it was a really good freezer meal.

More updates coming soon. Planning to make chicken cacciatore next!

And I am linking up with Becky for Treat Yourself Tuesday because I think that meal prep/freezer meals are a great way to treat your future self. Smile

Finally, I never heard from my winner for the Apera Bags giveaway –> so I picked someone new! Ashley, please email me at running4cupcakes@gmail.com and we will get you your new bag!

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14 Responses to TYT #9–Freezer Meals Update

  1. Jackie

    Both of these sound delicious!!!!

  2. Reading this really makes me want to join you in preparing freezer meals! By the time we sit down to eat at night, I feel like we have so little of our evening left – I know this would be a big time saver!
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  3. I love casseroles- so simple to make plus they are perfect for leftovers!
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    • KT

      Love leftovers – I don’t know what I would do for lunch most days if I didn’t have leftovers. 🙂

  4. The pizza casserole looks really good and I’m pretty sure it’d be a hit with the husband. Glad it turned out well and can’t wait to hear about the others!
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  5. Kim

    I’m so glad that you are sharing how the dishes are when you actually cook them. That is always my concern with freezer cooking. So far it sounds like both dishes would be good to make!
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    • KT

      Agreed – you never really know how they are going to turn out after a time in the freezer. I’ll keep you guys all updated!!

  6. Becky @ Olives n Wine

    Pre-made meals are most definitely a treat! And you know what else is a treat?! Visiting Chicago and going out for mexican and margaritas 😉 I’M SOOOO EXCITED!!!!

  7. This frozen meal idea has merit. My freezer isn’t all that big, however. Do you have a side-by-side?
    Pepperoni and pineapple is my favorite combination!
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    • KT

      Pizza toppings buddy!! I have a fridge with the freezer on the bottom – but we have another freezer in the basement!

  8. Both meals look great! I might have to try the pizza casserole one, my hubby would love it!
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