Friday, July 19, 2013

SUYL: Freezer Meals

I've been the crazy freezer meal lady lately. I make 1-2 freezer meal recipes per week. For examples, last week I made Pioneer Woman's lasagna (yumm) and make 4 meals out of doubling the recipe. Since it's just me and J, I can usually get two meal per one recipe, which is great!!

I've really been trying to cut down on the grocery bill and using Leslie's way of shopping from your pantry. This is harder for me because I enjoy planning meals. So I've been doing a bit of both. I did shop at Wal.mart last week (our least favorite place ever) and spent $100. I felt really bad because I wanted to spend $60 or less. Then I went home and realized that $100 made us eight freezer meals plus lunches/snacks for the week. That's pretty good if I do say so myself.

With baby girl coming in a little over a month freezer meals have been on my mind non-stop. But I know that it will be totally worth spending the extra time with H and J rather than worrying about what's for dinner. It will also (hopefully) cut down on grocery runs with a baby.

You can find my freezer meals every posted every Monday on my Menu Monday posts.

My freezer meal of the weeks posts are pretty new (started 4 weeks ago). So keep checking back with my Menu Mondays to see the new freezer meals to come! I also plan on doing one big post at the very end with all the meals I've made.

Pinterest is an amazing place to find freezer meals. Here are some of my pins I definitely want to try!

Many of these crockpot meals can be frozen

Freezer Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Martha Stewart has some great frozen meals too!

How To Freeze Food -- Timeline, Tips and Don'ts
This site has some great frozen food tips!

Good luck with your frozen meals. Lots more to come from Not So Newlyweds!


  1. I think you are very smart doing this before baby. I would like to do a few meals to stick in the freezer before school starts. I hate coming home after school and trying to put dinner together. I wish I had more freezer space.

  2. I plan to do this in August to prep for baby so I will definitely check these recipes out. Did you link up with Kelly's Korner? Lots of freezer meals over there today!

  3. That's great that you took the time now to do it now. It's going to be such a blessing once the baby comes!