Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fall Freezer Meal Ideas

Fall can sometimes be the start of the busiest time of the year! Kids are back in school and after school activities resume, some of the last few nice days of the year (at least in Michigan) are here, and the holidays are lurking around the corner. Meal times can be stressful and difficult coming up with ideas and TIME to make them! So, today I wanted to share with you some simple and easy meals that you can freeze and pull out when you're in a pinch for dinner!

My sister-in-law and I spent a recent rainy Saturday afternoon preparing these dishes and I am already taking full advantage of them! We made about 42 burritos (breakfast and lunch/dinner types) and 13 meals.

The meal breakdown:
-2 Lasagnas
-4 Pot pies
-7 Chicken/Broccoli/Rice casseroles
-25 breakfast burritos
-17 black bean and rice burritos

Costs & Things:
-We got aluminum containers for the meals at the Dollar store.
-Tin foil and freezer bags we got from Meijer. (After we rolled the burritos, we wrapped them in tin foil and then stored them in freezer ziploc bags, about 4-5 per)
-We spent around $86 at Costco (there we got 4 rotisserie chickens, 2 big blocks of cheese (cheddar & sharp white), 2 dozen eggs, a ton of tortilla shells, and bacon)
-The rotisserie chickens saved us a ton of TIME! Just needed to shred it and add to our mixes!! I highly recommend this route!
-We spent around $126 at Meijer getting all the rest of our "supplies"! ;)

I hope these inspire you to do some meal prepping and go-ahead meals!
Thanks for joining me on the blog tonight!
xoxo and CHEERS!

1 comment:

  1. This is so awesome! I'm getting together with a couple co workers to make some freezer meals! I'll have to keep these recipes in mind.