Then a tiny baby came and took over our lives. She doesn't like us to cook together because that doesn't leave anyone free to bounce her and tell her how adorable and special she is. She also doesn't like me to cook before Daddy gets home, and she has to go to bed early to get her cutie rest so there isn't time after he gets home either. So I needed a new plan. Somehow I thought that might happen.
Freezer meals have saved us from a diet of fast food and spaghetti. I had to venture into the panic-inducing realm of Pinterest to get started, but once I found a couple blogs with recipes for meals that freeze well, we were off and running. Most of the ones I have tried come from The Virtuous Wife and Six Sisters' Stuff. I have integrated them into my site, but in an attempt to pass along the favor, I'm highlighting some of the recipes that have come in handy for feeding the grown-ups around here since the lifestyle-revolutionizing arrival of Miss Marin.
These recipes have minimal prepwork. You can just throw it together in 10 minutes or less and let it cook. Just keep the supplies in the pantry/freezer and you'll have stuff to make dinner without a trip to the grocery store. They also freeze well.
- Chicken Enchiladas (My mom says they are as good as any restaurant's.)
- Chicken Pot Pie (This got rave reviews from Garret when Kali made it for us.)
- Beef & Cheese Enchiladas
- Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce
- Baked Chicken Parmesan
- Parmesan-Dijon Chicken
- Chicken Pasta Bake*
- Mexican Chicken Alfredo*
- Peppered Shrimp Alfredo
- Tuna Tetrazzini*
- Beef Stew*
- Mexican Pozole (slow cooker method)
- White Chili*
Sweet & Sour Pork recipe. It is just really good, totally worth the time, and chicken works just as well.