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What’s cooking at Our House!

Since, it’s been a bit since I wrote about our freezer menu plans, so I thought we’d do that today! Tuesday, “The Artist” & “The Puzzler” helped a LOT! We chose seven recipes this time, because we just couldn’t cut it down to five as we liked the sound of all these meals!

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We did our shopping on Monday, then worked on 5 of the recipes Thursday. We had to do the 2 burger recipes yesterday because an ingredient which was to be kept in the refridgerator got put in the pantry and I had to go shopping to repace it, so we ran out of time.

Here are just 3 of the meals, getting prepped to go in the freezer! We have:

Crispy Chedder Chicken Bake

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Grilled Pork Chops, Peaches & Red Onions

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And Bacon Wrapped Chicken

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Unfortunately, the pictures I took of the other meals being prepped didn’t come out, but boy, do they look good!

Here are the finished meals (14 of them!), ready for the freezer!

You can do this too, it’s so easy! We use My Freeze Easy, a wonderful website where you can use their pre-set menus each month, swap out recipes, or even create your own menu. This is my affiliate link. At the top of the page,  there is a click to try a free menu.

This is bar none, the best money I’ve ever spent for our food budget!

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More Freezer Meals!

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You all know that our family has been making meals for the freezer for over a year now. I wanted to share the most recent set we’ve done using MyFreezeasy.

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Each recipe you see named above gives us 2 meals for the freezer, and we actually ended up with enough to make four of the Lazy Lasagna Bake. We used one of those for a church potluck on Sunday. 🙂

My main working partner during this process is usually “The Artist,” and one or another of his brothers goes with me to do all of the pre-prep shopping.

Here, “The Artist” and I are putting it all together . . .

 

And here, the bounty of our efforts!

  • Lazy lasagna Bake – 4
  • Chicken Fajita Bake – 2
  • Bacon Wrapped Chicken – 2
  • Sloppy Dogs (topping) – 2
  • Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

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Plus, I now also have in the freezer a gallon freezer bag with the extra chicken in BBQ sauce! Not bad for just a couple of hours in the kitchen!

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Home-made Chicken Stock Bubbling Away!

Chicken stock

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Meal Prep Help From “The Artist!”

“The Artist” wanted to do all of the freezer prep this time around, so after we went and bought everything, I let him! This is what went into the freezer this time:

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Watch, as he is making sauces and filling containers!

 

Here is “The Artist” shredding Swiss Cheese by hand . . .

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When finished, we had this!

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In the Slow Cooker, we have the Pork Medallions with Dijon Sauce. Since the next day was Sunday, one meal was put up for the freezer and one in the slow cooker for dinner after church.

Here are some of the meals as we’ve been having them:

Cream Cheese Pork Chops

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Chicken swiss Stuffing Bake

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Pork Medallions With Dijon Sauce

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And from a previous meal prep, Salsa Chicken!

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I so appreciate that “The Artist” wants to be involved in this endeavor! He’s been extremely helpful to me!

If you’re interested in doing this too, please go to my affiliate link at My freeze Easy. You won’t be sorry, it’s both a money saver and a time saver! Plus, they will give you one free menu to try. Can’t beat that!

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Freezer Meals!

As you know, we’ve been doing freezer meals for a while now. It has been the best thing ever! Now, there’s no more “oh, we forgot to check and see what we can put together for a meal, guess we’ll need to pick up fast food!” Why? because we can simply check what prepared meals are in the freezer, thaw and cook!

This is what we put together this time:

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We made two of each recipe for the freezer, in less than two hours of work.

Here is “The Artist” browning ground beef for the Beef Burrito Casserole, which was the only -pre-cooking needed.

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Shiloh thought he was going to get something, before we sent him away to play with one of the other boys!

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Everything is done! Nine packaged up, and one made directly in the slow cooker and put into the fridge for Sunday dinner the next day.

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Here are some of the meals as we’ve had them . . .

Beef Burrito Casserole . . .

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Slow Cooker French Onion Chicken . . .

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Rosemary Garlic Pork Chops . . .

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Cheeseburger Meatloaf . . .

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Tomorrow night, we’ll be having Baked Cream Cheese Chicken, then we’ll start the rotation over again! Sometime next week we’ll be doing another prep. Looking forward to deciding what meals to make!

This is where all of my freezer meals come from, and it’s one of the best household expenses I’ve ever made! Check it out at MyFreezeEazy, I bet you’ll love it as much as we do!

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What We’re Freezing (And Eating)!

You all know how much I’ve been enjoying preparing & having freezer meals at the ready, right? Well, this is what we did today!

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This is:

  • 2 Apple Butter Glazed Chicken meals
  • 2 Honey Sesame Chicken meals
  • 2 Slow Cooker Asian Shredded Beef meals
  • 2 Slow Cooker Caribbean Chicken meals
  • 2 Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich meals

Here are my helpers, cleaning red and orange bell peppers:

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An here, the Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches with Deviled Egg Potato salad, which we had for supper tonight!

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I always make my menu plan for 8 servings, and so we had enough leftover to make a couple of lunches for my husband to take to work, as well as probably enough for the kids to have for lunch, on bread instead of sub rolls.

I am able to do this because I have a premium membership to a WONDERFUL place, called My Freezeasy. Go check it out, you will NOT be sorry! My family is LOVING this! If you’d like to join, please use my affiliate link.

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“Gone, Gone, Gone, Gone, All My Kids Are Gone”!

OK, so, let’s just be real here . . . I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my kids, and if anything ever happened to any of them, my heart would be in shreds. However, as any of you who are moms surely know, especially if you are fellow homeschooling moms, sometimes, we just need a little break. Right? 🙂

So, my older two, “The Batman” and “The Artist” left yesterday with the teen group from our church for their annual winter retreat to the Cross Bar X Ranch in Durango, Colorado, and the twins, ”
Mr. Loquacious” and “The Puzzler” just left a little while ago for an overnight with friends from church who have two kids that are great friends with our kids. I am kid-less until late tomorrow afternoon when the teens return, at which time I’ll be getting the twins back as well.

So what will I do with my time alone, you ask? Well, write this post, for one, LOL!

I will also shortly, be doing an inventory of my pantry cupboard, fridge/freezer and deep freezer, in preparation for joining the Pantry Challenge posted by fellow blogger Jessica Fisher over at Good Cheap Eats.

You can read all about it by clicking the graphic below . . .

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She is doing a two week challenge, with specific goals. My challenge to myself is not for a specific time period, because I am planning to simply have us use up what we have, with a goal towards purchasing only the grocery items needed to round out meals made as much as possible from existing supplies. This will do a few things . . . it will save money, first and foremost. It will also force me to be more creative in meal planning and preparation, and it will help get these three areas emptied out for cleaning. I think it will also serve to show me where I need to make changes in food shopping, either because we have things that turn out to be something we don’t care for, or because it may give me the incentive to try harder to use more “real” foods, instead of convenient, packaged things. It will definitely help us become better stewards of what we have, which, as a Christian, I believe is something we should all learn to do.

Tomorrow, I’ll talk about what I find in my inventory, and hopefully, how I plan to implement this whole thing, and we’ll see how it goes.

In any event, I’m going to give it a try. Anyone game to join me? 🙂

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