Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Freezer Meals

I have a group of friends and we get together once a month and make a bunch of meals to swap with each other so we can stock our freezers full!
It is a very easy way to stock your freezers with ready made meals for your family!

In our group we have 6 ladies...we meet once a month...we decided to meet the same day every month, so for instance every 23rd of the month we meet.  We all prepare by making 6 of a certain meal that day.  We coordinate ahead of time with what meals we are making to make sure everyone agrees on the meal.
We meet up usually at 5pm at one of our houses...kids all in tow.  Then the kids run wild and play together while us adults swap meals, munch on some goodies and chat away! 
Then we go home with 6 ready made meals to heat up for our families!

My recipe this month:

Chicken Spaghetti
5 chicken breasts 
1 tbsp chicken boullion
3 celery, chopped 
1 small bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped 
½ lb Velveeta cheese
1 can cream of chicken or mushroom 
1-16 oz pkg spaghetti

Cook chicken in 4 qt. pan, filled 3/4 full with water; add boullion. While chicken is cooking, chop veggies. After cooking for 15 minutes take chicken out of pan, add spaghetti to broth. When spaghetti is cooked, add chopped chicken, veggies, soup and cheese. Cook 10 minutes and pour into a casserole dish. Bake 25 minutes at 350.



What recipes do you like to make for freezer meals?


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31 comments:

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Great recipe! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

Melanie said...

This is a great idea. My friends and I once did this, but we each brought a different kind of soup. I LOVED having the meals on hand and getting new recipes.
After reading this post, I think I want to try to start up a group!

Marie said...

This is just what our Relief Society president suggested last Sunday, for compassionate service, that we could freeze meals so that when the Comp. Service leader asks for help to feed a sick family at the last hour, you're ready to help out. :-D

Mareeyah
http://mareeyah.com

It's A Mom Thing said...

Your newest follower from Sundae Scoop link up. Thank you for this recipe! I'm always looking for some new recipes to use while freezing cooking :-)

Christy said...

I love Chicken Spaghetti! What a great way to get some extra meals in the freezer, too!

Daphne Hope said...

Stopping by from Weekend Wrap Up! Thanks for the recipe! I also have a group of 4 that gets together and does this! Can't wait to try your recipe! Here is one I love: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Crescent-Chicken-Bundles

MandyMom.com said...

These make great meals for new moms or folks who have just moved. :) I speak from experience! :)

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

Love this idea. newest follower from ladybug linky, laura

http://imnotatrophywife.com

Stacy@thealmostwholepackage said...

I have always wanted to do this. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Peas and Bumblebees.. I'm glad I found your site. I'm your newest follower!

Tanya said...

That is such a great idea! Do you post new recipes every week? I don't know if I have that many friends to swap with but I would sure like to try something like that.

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

A lady in my homeschool group has a little group like this...and I am inquiring about being a part of it. I already do freezer cooking, but would love to try other gal's items & get rid of a little of my work in the process!

Desi said...

Well if that aint smart I dunno what is! I WISH I had friends who wanted to do that. Great idea!

I also wanted to invite you over to my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now. Today is the last day to enter so stop on by! Hope you are having a great week :)

http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-first-giveaway.html

Becky said...

I looooove it!! I can think of a million different ways to use this idea!

Kelly said...

Wow what an awesome idea! I might have to try this with my mom and sister.

Rosa said...

What a great idea! I've been wanting to get into making more freezer meals, sure would be nice on extra busy days! Looks like a delicious recipe!

Six Sisters said...

This is awesome! I am totally making these! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party! http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/strut-your-stuff-saturday-week-2.html

Love,
The Sisters @ sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

More Than A Mom said...

Fantastic idea. I used to do this with some ladies but as I was the organizer it fell to the way-side. Looks like I'll be needing to start this up again! (or do some batch cooking).

Visiting I {Heart} Nap Time.

More Than A Mom
http://morethana-mom.blogspot.com

Ivy said...

GREAT idea!! My friend just sent me this link and we are going to start up a little group of our own!

ME said...

We started this last year but a few of the girls were not great cooks so when when girl suggested that we put it on hold for a month we all jumped at the idea and no one ever suggested that we start it up again. lol!!! Now we get together for a play group with the same girls and it is much better.

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

What a great idea and wonderful recipe!! And since we love it so much, it's being featured tomorrow for our {{What I Made Wednesday}} linky party! Thanks for linking up last week! {Also, since your link was the most viewed, you'll be featured on our sidebar for the next week!} =)

Briana

Karima said...

saw you on link party, what a great idea, Karima x www.karimascrafts.com

shopannies said...

love to make freezer meals a couple of our favorites lasagna, browned hamburger for tacos, and casseroles come over and visit us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Echo M said...

This is a WONDERFUL idea! I am going to try to implement it with some friends... the only problem.. I am the only one of my friends who can cook.

Christine said...

dumb question and please anyone answer :) do you thaw and then cook for the allotted time and temp or do you just get to stick it in frozen?
Thanks! :)

Monaca B. said...

I am involved in a Group like this currently, and we used the book "GIRLFRIENDS ON THE GO" and they have recently come out with a new book called "FAMILIES ON THE GO" They give step by step instructions on how to start your group, and a recipe book with step by step how to freeze meals with all sorts of hints and tricks!! It's FANTASTIC!! Hope this helps for anyone wanting to get one started.

Pamela Donnis Designs said...

I'm a huge freezer cooker, but usually do it alone. I love your idea of doing it with friends, and it sounds like it works well! I may have to organize a group like this!! Thanks for the inspiration.

P.S. Check out onceamonthmom.com for lots of awesome freezer meal recipes!!

FoodMuster said...

Hi, totally love this idea! Would love for you to share this recipe or anyone you like at my recipe exchange, www.foodmuster.com. I'm on my iPhone so can't paste the exact link....sorry I'm a bit slow in working that stuff out!! :)

Artsy VaVa said...

This is such a great idea! I may need to start a group like this. Sounds like fun!

strat said...

Awesome idea!
ultra low temperature freezers

Motivated Madness said...

I'm echoing Christine's question; do you cook everything and then freeze?

Donna said...

Where do you get your containers that are shown in your picture?

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