So my latest adventure has been joining a freezer meal group. There are 6 gals total and we each pick 2 main dinner recipes we want to make that can freeze easily. Sometime between now and next mtg. we each will make 6 batches of each of those 2 recipes then get together to exchange our meals. So I will get 12 different meals when we meet next that can store in the freezer and will have minimal work required when it comes time to assemble and cook them. Most usually require thawing overnight then baking for 30min.
My recipes are: Mexican Stuffed Shells (think taco meets pasta) which I found on the Once a Month Mom cooking website. I’m also making the only vegetarian meal my family has ever tried: Lasagna Rolls (go check out the special healthy ingredient that doesn’t scare me anymore!) which I found when someone challenged me a year ago to find a vegetarian meal and then try making it.
Oh I’m excited to tackle this since I’ve made these recipes before. My biggest concern is finding the best deal on my ingredients and not freaking out when I have a grocery bill that’s above 50 bucks since I have a ton of stuff to buy. I’m not used to shopping too much in bulk, but may need to head to Costco or Smart and Final to get a bigger better deal.
So, wish me luck in my new adventure. I’ve committed to 3 months so I’m already looking to see what’s on sale (especially from the meat department) to determine what my next recipes will be. And hey, I really like the idea of having a stocked freezer of meals for when kid #3 arrives.