Just in case I’ve ever come across as a know-it-all, here’s my chance to come clean. I know nothing about freezer meals. The closest I’ve come to freezer cooking is precooking plain meat and freezing in meal-sized portions. For example, I sometimes buy a 10 pound package of ground beef or chicken legs/thighs or a whole turkey, cook all at once, and package in 4-6 ziplock bags for future meals. If I’m really, really planning ahead, I might add taco seasoning to the ground beef. That’s my version of freezer cooking.
I also sometimes freeze leftover beans, rice, quinoa, etc. when we have enough for a meal and it doesn’t look like we’ll be using it soon enough. My idea of planning ahead is making sure the chickens don’t get the leftovers.
Obviously, I need help. I could try to convince you that I just don’t have room in my freezer for multiple meals in the portion sizes we would need, and it might even be somewhat true. Then again it might not, because we have fixin’s in our freezer for multiple meals in the portion sizes we need. They’re just not necessarily combined, cooked, or planned.
Really, I just need to plan ahead. And to plan ahead, I need a plan. Ideally, I think such a plan would include recipes. Don’t you agree?
So here’s where I need your help. What is your favorite easy freezer-friendly meal? Leave your recipe in the comments or link up below. Bonus points if it’s frugal, because if it’s not I may drool over it but I’ll never actually use it.
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