Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's Freezer Meal Week!



Have you ever been interested in freezer meal cooking, but didn't know where to start?

That was me about 2 months ago! Yours truly had never tried to freezer "meal plan." Occasionally I would freeze leftovers, but I really had no idea what would freeze well and what wouldn't. One of my friends talked me into participating in a freezer meal co-op (later this week you can find out what that is and how to start your own!). So far I have participated twice which has resulted in me making 2 different meals (4 of each) and in return receiving 6 different freezer meals for my family. GENIUS!


This week not only will you learn what freezer meal cooking is, you will get 5 great recipes, TONS of information and tips about freezer meal cooking and even have a chance at winning a great freezer meal e-book!


To start off our Freezer Meal week, we would like to hear from YOU!

Leave a comment and let everyone know if you are into freezer meals or are excited about learning more this week to get yourself started!

21 comments:

~Lana B.~ said...

Me! Me! Me! I wanna learn!!! Especially w/ a family of super picky eaters...is there a "pool" of recipes the group chooses from in order to satisfy all tastes? I would hate to get bacik meals in a swap that my family wouldn't eat. I'm afraid of losing money on that. How would it be handled? Hmmmm...looking forward to what you share!!!
~Lana B~

Amy said...

Score! I'm very exited. I've been wanting to look into this more, so I guess this is my kick in the bum!

Tami said...

I can't wait to read more about this! I just started menu planning (again) and this time I really want to try hard to give it a go! Freezer meals would come in super handy for us since we tend to come and go at all times of day/week.

Thanks!

Tracy said...

Oh YES!!!!! Count me in! My sweet hubby just bought me a new (well, new to me!) freezer and I am so ready! Can't wait to hear.

Amy said...

i used to make freezer meals a lot. i would mainly do the main dishes. i have a cookbook of freezer meals. i would take one day a month and make about 7 dishes and since there are only 3 of us in our family i would split each one into 2 and we would have about 14 main dishes that i could pull out to cook.

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

I am ULTRA excited about freezer week! I have always wanted to freeze meals for days that I'm in a super hurry. But, I have just never known how! Thank you, Meal-Planning Mommies. You all make my life EASIER!

Lucky Mom said...

Great idea! I just last Thursday sent an email invitation to 10 of my friends asking them to join me in a Freezer Meal Coop. I will definitely send them to this site for this week so we can have some meals to share!

Charity said...

I am most definitely very excited. Can't wait for the week's meal plans.

Ginger said...

Me too! What an awesome idea. I have only done very limited freezing; soups,stock,spagetthi sauce, frozen cut vegs, never a meal or main dish. I work part time outside the home now and would love another way to make dinner prep less stressful.

Katrina said...

Very excited! I started once a month cooking (which is freezer meal planning) about 4 months ago and LOVE it! :)

Karissa said...

Love the idea! Can't wait to learn, and try some new recipes!

Lori Jolley said...

I've done some freezer meals and it helped so much to have something on hand for crazy days! I'd love to do some more and try some new recipes, too! I'm so glad you are doing this!

Alesha said...

I definitely would love to learn about freezer meals. I have always froze leftovers, but that it. Looking forward to this week.

janieo said...

Can't wait to find out more!!

Jenny said...

Yea! I am so excited for your meals this week. I really need help in this area.

The Ranney's said...

I'm very interested! Thanks for involving your followers.

The Martin Family said...

I have been freezer cooking for years with my girlfriends. We used the system from www.30daygourmet.com. LOVE it! We don't "cook" every month, but when we do, it's fantastic! I love the idea of a co-op! Fantastic idea!

Margot said...

I have heard about this before, but did not want to pay for recipes or to learn how to do it! Especially right now, when every penny counts. Learning how to do it, especially the idea of doing a co-op locally would be great! Thanks!!!

Beth W. said...

Oh, I love the idea of freezer meals! It really makes dinner time so much easier. Thanks so much! Take care. Beth W.

Dawn said...

I love my "meal swap club"! We also prepare freezer meals and swap them. They have been great for all of our families. We make our swap nights into dessert nights and enjoy some girl time after making all of our meals. We have found so much freezes well!

Ashley said...

Looking forward to your posts this week... growing up, my mom did "once a month cooking" (although it ended up being more like once every other month) and I'm getting ready to start contemplating doing something similar... right now, I just try to freeze any leftovers that won't get eaten up quickly for another meal in a couple of weeks... we bought a chest freezer last thanksgiving, and i'm looking forward to filling it up!