Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dinner's In The Freezer

I've found that the hardest part of having two kids is getting dinner on the table by the time Morgan gets home from work. Now, let me be clear, I'm no June Cleaver and Morgan no more expects me to have dinner waiting for him than I expect him to rub my feet every night (oh, wait...). But, as Morgan generally gets home from work after 6pm it would be nice to at least have dinner on its way. I mean, most nights I haven't even figured out what I'm going to make.

Its made for some very late dinners and, consequently, some very late bedtimes. All around it throws off our schedule and its just not working for us. We've gone out to dinner SO many times recently because I've got my hands full with kids and just can't get to dinner by dinner time.

I figured a good solution to this little dilemma would be to have a stock pile of meals in the freezer for those (very frequent) nights when I"m too busy to get dinner going. I looked at going to one of those make-your-dinner places but at $300 for 12 meals, my frugal heart threatened to explode. I just can't do it.

So then I Googled "freezer dinners" and came up with a bunch of websites that either want you to subscribe for monthly recipes or go out and buy a book. Seriously, I just want a bunch of recipes for casseroles and such that I can make on a Saturday and freeze to eat. Why is the internet failing me???

Perhaps you, my bloggy friends, can pick up where the internet has left off. What recipes do you and your family love? What is easy to prepare and freeze?

Please help.


Tired of Chicken Nuggets


Manuel and Katie said...

Homemade mac n cheese is always yummy. ;) Add some chicken and veggies too.

Michelle said...

things i freeze:
lasagna, baked ziti, chili, enchiladas, chicken noodle soup (don't freeze the noodles - you have to cook them day-of), lentil soup with sausage, almost anything you cook in a slow cooker can be transferred to a tupperware and frozen (i.e. pot roast, stewed chicken, pork roast) and you can put the veggies in there and freeze them, too.

i have to agree with the mac and cheese with chicken and veggies. that sounds delish and seems like it would freeze well.

let me know if you want any help!

Kristen said...

I freeze fresh pesto and just add it to pasta or chicken sandwiches. Lasagna, french onion soup, tamale pie.