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Freezer Meals That Make Busy Days Easier

It is back to school time! Many areas of the country have started back to school or start back to school this week. If you live in the northern part of the United States you might not start back to school until after Labor Day, but that will be here before you know it.

Back to school means back to normal routine. That is something I actually look forward to. I like routines and schedules. But it also means that schedules get busy with school, homework, and lots of activities. We all want to serve our family healthy meals, but getting food on the table can sometimes be a challenge with crazy schedules.

This week I want to help you save time in the kitchen. I want to help make your busy life easier with some easy freezer meal ideas. Today we are covering freezer meals for dinner and Wednesday I will be sharing easy make ahead freezer friendly breakfast ideas.

Spending a few hours here and there stocking your freezer is well worth the time it takes. It makes crazy days so much easier because you can just pull a meal out of the freezer. It also helps you avoid the drive thru, which will save you money and help you eat healthier.

If you don’t have a lot of time for freezer cooking, just double recipes on the days that you can. If you are making chili just make an extra batch and freeze it. If you are making a pasta casserole make two and freeze one. You don’t need a full day to stock your kitchen. You can easily do it without spending a lot of time.

Freezer Burrito Casserole

Freezer Burrito Casserole is an easy dinner to make several pans of. I almost always make two of these and we have one for dinner and I freeze the other one.

Chicken Burrito Casserole

My Chicken Burrito Casserole also freezes well.

Gluten Free Meatloaf

Meatloaf is always a great freezer meal. I like to cook it and then freeze it, but you can just as easily make it, form it into a loaf, freeze it, and then cook it when you are ready to serve it. This is my favorite meatloaf recipe.

gluten free meatballs

Meatballs are another great freezer meal. You can freezer then cooked or uncooked. They work great because you can serve them so many ways. With sauce over pasta, for meatball sandwiches, with bbq sauce over them, and more. This is my favorite meatball recipe.

5 Ingredient Freezer Burritos

Five Ingredient Freezer Burritos are one of my son’s favorite meals. He like to eat them for lunch or dinner. They work great when he needs something quick and easy.

I have been making taco pasta for years and it freezes very well. Make one for dinner and freeze one for two easy meals your family is sure to love!

Spoon Burgers

Sloppy joes are a favorite in my family! We love them over bread, buns, or baked potatoes. They are an easy recipe to make in a big batch and freeze in zip top bags. My spoon burgers are a nice change from regular sloppy joes.

Chili is another meal I freeze all the time. I have lots of different versions that I make, but we love my slow cooked chili and my slow cooked chili without beans.

Crock Pot Taco Soup

Soups like taco soup are always great to keep in the freezer. You can freeze them in large containers for a full meal or smaller containers perfect for taking for lunch.

homemade slow cooked refried beans

It is no secret that we love Mexican type food and my freezer almost always has taco meat, salsa chicken, and homemade refried beans in it. With those things in the freezer I can easy put together tacos, taco salad, taco bowls, enchiladas, nachos, and so many other meals.

Keeping a freezer full of meals has saved me so much time and money over the years. We avoid the drive thru and eat so much healthier with a well stocked freezer!

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

Comments

  1. Sandy Combs says:

    I love to freeze casseroles. Since I only feed 3 people most days, a whole casserole is too much for one meal. Usually I split one casserole into two square baking pans, one for our meal and one to freeze for later. So I don’t forget what is what, I use a Sharpie to write the date, recipe name, and cooking instructions directly on the foil covering the dish. Once in a while I catch my mom stealing a particularly good half casserole for her monthly ladies’ group pot luck! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. elva taylor says:

    I love these freezer meals, Since I have strated back to working these are going to be great for days when I have to work. Thank you.

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