Freezer meal for the week

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My purchases:

2lbs of ground pork $3 each

Chicken drumsticks $3.50

Chicken thighs $3.50

Chicken Legs with thighs attached x2 $4.40

Pork Chops $3.47

Pork Roast $5.00

$15.68 for vegetables this week. (A little more then I usually pay but that includes the vegetables I used for Mike’s lunches for work.)

(I found a lot of these meats with 30% off stickers)

500 g Marble and Cheddar Cheese $5.98

NN Bacon Bits $2.77

Elbow Macaroni .88 x2

NN White Vinegar $1.29

Ragu Sauce for the meatballs $.99 (I grabbed 5)

Bread crumbs $2.00

 

Already had:

Celery

Eggs

Broth

Rice

 

***My biggest suggestion this week is to use what you have in your cupboards if you can when deciding on recipes. I didn’t this week. And ended up costing me more then normal due to also having to purchase items for Breakfast, Lunches and snacks. I notice a difference when I don’t plan better. ***

 


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This week’s freezer foods list :

  • Meatballs (are done exactly like meatloaf only placed in little balls on a cookie sheet. Lightly covered with olive oil and baked at 350 oF for 30 mins. cooled then placed in freezer bag. Heat them in a crockpot with the sauce you wish! )

  • Meatloaf (I will put shredded cheese on top for the last 10 minutes of cooking)

  • Oven baked Crispy Chicken x2

  • Roasted Chicken Thighs covered with 3 Cheese Ranch and Onion Powder and Parsley x 2 (Simple as it sounds, 1 1/2 cups of Ranch with 1 tablespoon of onion powder and parsley in a freezer bag with the chicken. Seal baggie. Shake up. Rub into chicken. Cook in roasting pan with veggies and potatoes. )

  • Pork Chop Stir Fry

  • Roast with potatoes and carrots (Place roast in freezer baggy with your desired veggies and potatoes and seasoning. Then just take it out the night before, defrost in fridge & place in crockpot with water to cook on high. Using leftover meat for hot sandwiches!)

  • Beanless Goulash

  • Cheesy Potato Soup

  • Homemade Mac and Cheese (will post recipe when finish making it)

I also made up a batch of :

  • Broccoli Salad

  • Cupcakes without icing (Spencer doesn’t like icing. So easier for us to ice them when we want them.)

I do enough for 14 days plus have things on hand like canned tuna, eggs, pancakes etc. for those nights the family doesn’t feel like a big meal.

Feel free to leave comments on this blog post of some recipes you do for freezer cooking. I am always looking for new recipes!

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Victoria Ess
    May 21, 2014 / 10:05 pm
    I never really thought to freeze so many different kinds of meals! And two weeks' worth! Does freezing affect the taste?

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