Freezer Meal Time!

Freezer-Meals

 

Feeling a bit worn out today since my little guy and I just returned from a trip to Minnesota so we could spend some time with Jacob while he took care of some business here. This is the last major traveling we will be doing before our second child is born in in mid-June. This will be the first real stretch of time I’ve had at home since February and I will be devoting it entirely to the nesting process. As I start this process I find that while the stuff we are going to need for the new baby is minimal, because we are planning a homebirth with a midwife, our preparation of our home is greatly expanded.

Part of the preparation I will be doing in the coming weeks will include making sure our cabinets and freezer are well stocked. One of my favorite ways to do this is to make freezer meals. My husband and I used to this together once a when he was working multiple jobs. That way, no matter what our schedules were, we could have a good healthy dinner together in the evening with minimal effort. After he went to work in North Dakota, while I was still working outside the home, I carried on the tradition to ensure that I had something healthy for our son and I to eat when I was exhausted at the end of the day. Since spending time in the camper over the summer and not being home over the winter we’ve gotten away from the practice, but with the new baby on the way I am planning on giving it a go again.

It’ a major time and headache saver and I encourage everyone to try it at least once. You will be amazed at how the effort of one day can pay off so nicely throughout the month. If you decide that you want to try your hand at freezer meals here are a few resources to check out.

Saving Dinner Cookbooks – I love these! In fact, I love everything that Saving Dinner has come up with. The recipes are delicious and it’s great to have all the information you need for shopping already put together. They also have several different menus tailored to specific dietary needs. I definitely recommend checking out their website at www.savingdinner.com.

Once a Month Meals- I haven’t tried this company before, but I think this time around I may give it a whirl in order to add some new recipes to the mix. You can check them out at www.onceamonthmeals.com

Pinterest – Pinterest has some great pins for freezer menu sites. You can check out my Pinterest Board Freezer Meals to get you started. Pinterest is also a great place to start if you don’t want to invest in freezer meal cookbooks or websites.

Have you ever tried creating freezer meals or doing once a month cooking? What are you favorite recipes? Leave me a comment and tell me all about them!

About chelsea

Chelsea is mama to 4 year old Will and partner to her oilfield man and best friend of 16 years, Jacob. She splits her time between the family’s camper in the North Dakota Oil Patch and a small urban homestead in Kentucky. Chelsea writes about the family’s camper adventures at www.talesofanoilfieldgypsy.blogspot.com. She is a batik artist and loves teaching others about the art of batik at www.beautyofbatik.com. She can also be found working on her other sites www.chelseaniehaus.com and www.urbanagricultureinfo.com. In her moments of spare time she enjoys knitting, sewing and gardening.

Comments

  1. Rayna Vance says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I’m just getting started with planning meals that can be frozen for my man to take to work for him while he’s gone on the rig for two weeks. I was feeling a little overwhelmed when I ran across your blog. It’s also really nice to hear that you can split your time between home and being there with him. Our next goal, now that we have a house, is to get a camper where he can stay and I can go be with him while he’s gone. Thank you again!

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