With summer wrapping up and the back to school rush beginning, there’s no better time to get the dinner time chaos under control. Give this Slow Cooker Freezer cooking plan a try and have 9 meals ready and waiting!
I really wanted to try to get dinner time more under control and I know for me, having prepared meals (homemade and store bought) in the freezer really help me out. While store bought foods, (think frozen pizza, perogies…etc.) are okay with me once in a while, I love to have homemade meals on the table most nights.
I’ve been seeing freezer cooking posts all over Pinterest lately and knew I had to jump on that band wagon. Freezer cooking is a great solution to my problem and I haven’t intentionally stocked my freezer with meals since before my daughter was born.
Another one of my favourite things is using the slow cooker. I love the ease of just throwing things into the slow cooker, turning it on, then coming back at dinner time to dish up! Sure makes that 5pm toddler crazy time more bearable. 🙂
So, with those two things in mind, I created a plan for 9 slow cooker freezer meals that I’d love to share with you all!
The plan consists of some of our tried and true favourite family meals. Here are the meals you will be making if you so wish to join in:
- Peanut Chicken
- Beef Roast and Carrots
- Chicken Tortilla soup
- Honey Garlic Chicken
- Chicken Vegetable Curry
- Beef Stew
- Baked Beans
- Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
I hope you’ll enjoy them just as much as we do! (It’s actually 10 meals because the size I roll meatballs makes that recipe enough for two meals)
All told, everything cost me under $100. The cost could be much less since I didn’t purchase any of the meat on sale. I also purchased everything from the Real Canadian Superstore for the sake of time. I think you’ll have many of the ingredients on hand already which also makes the costs go down.
Since nothing in this freezer cooking plan has to be cooked beforehand, I think the best use of your time would be to chop the veggies and meat first. Then for any recipe that requires a sauce, mix those up. Finally, throw all the veggies and meat into a freezer bag and pour the sauces over top! Simple as that!
As for the labels included in the plan, simply cut them out, then place them on the freezer bags and use clear packing tape to cover.
So what do you think? Will you be trying this out? What are your favourite freezer meals?