I recently had a day to myself, and I spent a good portion of it recruiting recipes and compiling a large (for me) grocery list. I had been wanting to devote an evening to making a few bulk meals to freeze, and there is no better time of year than fall to bring out the dusty crock pot and take advantage of the fresh, local produce. I did my share of research on the pros and cons of frozen meals, and found that most food bloggers prepared the ingredients to freeze but left the meals uncooked. This completely defied the point of my mission, which was to have easy, individual meals to grab and heat up for work for both Amanda and I.
That being said, the three meals I choose for this month were:
- Crock pot beef stew
- Oven baked lasagna
- Stove-top broccoli and cheddar soup
These meals were fully cooked before individually freezing, and because of their cooking locations- simultaneously! It only took one devoted afternoon to prepare almost 30 homemade, yummy meals for around 100 dollars. This equaled out to about $3.50 a meal, plus homemade rolls for each!