TYT #8: Freezer Meals

So, when Laura was here this weekend, she had the awesome idea of putting together some freezer meals. And I was totally game. We texted back and forth and used Pinterest to come up with some ideas. And we agreed on 8 meals to make. So, we were ready to go on Saturday morning.

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We picked up Caribou and hit up Aldi, Sam’s and Cub Foods.

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We spent $232 total, so $116 per person for 8 meals. + some things that we had at home already – mostly spices.

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We got right to work. We found that it worked the best for us to tackle one recipe at a time and work together. We also both took turns chopping onions, browning the beef, writing on bags, etc.

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We made:

Chinese beef and broccoli
Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
Pizza Casserole
Cheesy Chicken Chalupas
Quesadilla Casserole 
Crockpot Pot Roast
Hawaiian BBQ Pork   

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And now we both have FULL freezers. I am planning on making each meal – at least one per week – and then doing a blog update for #1. how each meal froze #2. how many servings each made #3. and overall success – ie would I make it again? So stay tuned!

We had so much fun putting the meals together and are already planning on doing it again.

Linking up with Becky for Treat Yourself Tuesday! –> totally treated my future self by having all these quick and easy dinner options ready to go in the freezer!!

And last chance to enter my Apera bags giveaway!!

What’s your favorite freezer meal?

19 Comments

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19 Responses to TYT #8: Freezer Meals

  1. Jackie

    Love this idea!!!!!!

  2. Nice work!! That is super impressive. I am curious to know how well they froze/tasted afterwards. Hopefully this will convert me to freezer meals : )
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  3. This is something I have always wanted to try! I’m looking forward to seeing how they all turn out!!!
    Sarah @ Absolutely Ridiculous recently posted..Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile

  4. I am officially impressed! I would love to take my meal planning to this level and I know that Dan would appreciate it too 🙂 I am looking forward to reading your reviews! My favorite freezer meal is lasagna.
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  5. I have been freezing a lot of leftovers lately. I’ve found that my microwave’s “reheat” option brings them from frozen to tasty without worrying about thawing. I love that!
    Shelly recently posted..Duluth EatsMy Profile

  6. Kim

    What a great idea. I can’t wait to hear how all of the things turn out when you cook them. I’ve always wondered about freezer cooking but I’m always afraid that they won’t cook quite right.
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    • KT

      I know, it’s always a bit of a gamble. . knock on wood, I haven’t had any freezer meal fails yet!

  7. I’m super impressed with all that ambition! I’m excited to hear a review for each one too, cause I see recipes online all the time, but never hear how they actually turn out.
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  8. Treating your future self is always the best! I cannot wait until we have freezer room to make meals like this because girlfrand gets lazy on weeknights and prepping a meal just seems like too much work 😉
    Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted..#27 Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile

    • KT

      Oh man, that is so true – some nights it is nice to just pull something out and have it pretty much ready to go!

  9. What a great way to spend time w/ a friend or friends. Thanks for sharing.
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  10. Freezer meals are such a great way to treat your future self! I just made a few freezer meals last week. One for us and two to share with friends. My go to meal is ham and cheese bow ties. It’s great comfort food.

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/ham-and-cheese-bowties/
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  11. Wow everything looks so great!!! I will have to check out all those recipes! I can’t wait to hear how they froze and how they taste 🙂
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