We’re in the midst of a series on 7 Habits of Eating at Home. The first week we talked about working your meal plan around your calendar instead of the other way around. And last week we shared some quick and simple grocery shopping tips.
Today is all about how to stock your freezer, with links to our recent series and all kinds of recipes and ideas to simplify life. And when the dinner hour is simplified so that there’s less stress involved in getting dinner ready, then family time can really be enjoyed around the table!
Habit #3 – Stock Your Freezer
We talk a lot about stocking the freezer here on the blog because it’s such a great way to ensure you’ve got dinner covered, even if your day doesn’t go as planned. It really puts my mind at ease to know I have options, and I can’t tell you how many times having a freezer meal or protein I can grab and go.
If you are brand new to the idea of freezer cooking, don’t let that stop you! It’s a great way to maximize your time and effort and it is so rewarding–and simple, too! This post covers all the basics and will get you started on the right track. Last month we talked about
Last month we talked about cooking meats for your freezer using the Instant Pot. If you have a pressure cooker, using it to cook up batches of meat to freeze is a GREAT way to get a head start on dinnertime. You can also prep and bulk cook meats in your slow cooker!
Here’s one of my favorite things, though. Every month as part of the Slow Cooker plan, Eat at Home Meal Plan members get recipes for 6 meals that can be assembled in an hour, then frozen to use in the slow cooker later. I absolutely love having these recipes and a plan made out for me. My freezer is almost always stocked with something now, and I love having options! The freezer meals have saved dinner more times than I can count.
If you are curious about what the freezer plans are like, I cooked through the May Slow Cooker Freezer plan on Facebook Live. You can watch the video here and see what I made and what a freezer cooking day looks like.
This post about making 7 Slow Cooker meals in 1 hour and this older one of 6 slow cooker recipes in an hour are always favorite resource of mine and of many of you on the blog. These recipes are delicious, and some of our family favorites so it’s no wonder these posts are so popular!
Ready to get started on your own freezer cooking adventure? Enjoy it and the peace of mind it brings when it comes to making dinner time easy!
We just did some freezer cooking today, using six pounds of venison and six of lean beef for meatballs. Love having them bagged up in the freezer!
Meatballs are so versatile, which is good because 12 lbs of meatballs is a lot!
It *is* a lot! And how did we manage to make all of them and still eat dinner on time? Having your zesty chicken in the crockpot. 🙂
Sandra Hill says
i’m having trouble printing off of my downloads of freezer meal.
Sandra, I’m just now seeing this since I was on vacation last week. Are you still having trouble?