Sometimes, the thought of making dinner makes we want to scream! I get tired of having to think about it, and I tend to make the same things over and over again; it gets very boring. So then my husband and I end up gorging ourselves at an over-priced restaurant. Ugh!
To help avoid this, I make meals for the freezer whenever I’m feeling energetic. I just prep a bunch of food on a Sunday afternoon, and then I have plenty to choose from when I'm feeling uninspired.
Many meals (and side dishes) can be made in big batches, then wrapped properly and stored in the freezer until ready to use. I just grab something out of the freezer in the morning (or night before) and place it in the fridge to thaw. When I get home that night, I just cook and serve.
The following are my go-to freezer meals:
(the ones with the * should not be baked before freezing)
I always try to double-wrap to avoid freezer burn. I use plastic wrap and then foil, and then put into zipper freezer bags. Use a permanent marker to label the bag with the food item and date.
For the super-organized, you can make a master list of everything you’ve prepared, the serving sizes, and the dates so that you can scratch each meal off as you use it and know when you’re getting low and need to re-stock.
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