A Round Up of Freezer Meals

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I have been meaning to post about the freezer meals that I made for the first few days of Fox's life for weeks... But life happens, and posting these recipes didn't. So now, Fox is almost 4 months old, and lucky you get to read about freezer meals that we ate in January.    

I quit my job right before Christmas and ended up with a few weeks before Fox was born (because he was late), so I made a few freezer meals, terrified that I would never sleep again and be a complete zombie for the first 6 months of his life.  I am happy to report that didn't happen, but you never know.  Now, I know not everyone is on board with freezer meals, and typically, I am not a huge fan, primarily because our freezer doesn't regulate it's temperature very well, and we often end up with freezer-burned food.  

These recipes were delicious, and I really enjoyed not having to do more than throw a meal in the crockpot most nights for the first few days of Fox's life.  Some of them do require a little more preparation, but overall, they are quick, easy, and delicious.  Also, I didn't take photos of any of them, so I painted you this lovely illustration to get you really excited about making freezer meals.  You can thank me later.    

1.  Orange Crockpot Chicken - Served over rice with steamed veggies on the side.  This one surprised me with how much Adam and I liked it.  I thought it would be good, but it was great.

2.  Beef Dip Sandwiches - Served on sliced French bread with a salad and fruit on the side. I will always love a good beef dip sandwich.

3.  Beef Teriyaki Stir Fry - used the left over beef from the beef dip sandwiches and added it to the veggies.  Served it over rice.  This was one of my favorites.

4.  Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce - I bought a big package of frozen tortellini from Sam's club, and then made a quick and easy Alfredo sauce.  You could definitely use a canned sauce as well.  I like to use this recipe and leave out the sundried tomatoes.  We eat salad and fruit with everything.

5.  Tortellini Soup - I am not totally sure which recipe I used, but I think it was this one.  I didn't include sausage, because I almost never buy sausage.  This recipe I didn't make ahead, but it was quick and easy, and I already had frozen tortellini, so I am going to count it.  Quite tasty.  Serve with bread and a salad.

6. Pot Stickers - These are awesome.  I love having these in the freezer.  I just made the dipping sauce the night of, and cooked them in a little oil in a frying pan.  So quick and easy.

7.  Pizza - I love having a few frozen pizza doughs in the freezer.  I just form them into balls and freeze them for up to 8 weeks.  Makes for a 25 minute meal.  Just add some sauce (I often blend a can of diced tomatoes and add herbs), meat/veggies, and cheese and insta-pizza.  I love it!  Serve with fruit.

8.  Black Bean Soup - Awesome to freeze, and SO tasty.  Serve with tortilla chips.

9.  Sundried Tomato Soup - another favorite soup around here.  Serve with toasted garlic bread.

10.  Cilantro chicken tacos - SO delicious!  Adam especially was a huge fan, and he doesn't really like cilantro (crazy, I know).  Crockpot for a few hours, shred the chicken and then plop into a tortilla and pour ranch over the top.  Serve with fruit.


  1. I love that you drew us a picture. This are good, thanks!

    1. Haha! Yeah, I was considering making them all again, but was a little too lazy to do that. It seemed like a lot of work. Especially now that I actually have my baby. Before, it was a breeze to get them done, but I am lucky if I can get one dinner on the table these days, let alone 10 to go in the freezer.

  2. Beef dip is one of my favorite dinners!

    1. SOOO good, right? It is definitely one of my favorites! Especially with some cheese and warm beef broth to dip it in... mmmmm!

  3. Those all sounds so delicious and like things I would like! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try a few of them!
    P.S. I love that picture and can't believe you drew it...who knew you were talented in so many ways :)


    1. I hope you like them! I was pleasantly surprised with a few of them! We don't typically eat this much meat, but most freezer meals have lots of meat in them, and I really enjoyed it! The picture did turn out pretty well! I didn't have high hopes for it, but it ended up being cute! Hope you enjoy the meals!

    2. Well my husband would honestly complain if I cooked a meal without meat haha...I've mentioned it before and I don't think he approved! I may be able to get away with it maybe once a week, so maybe I'll try that pizza recipe you posted the other day. I've been thinking about it ever since!

    3. This is a generalization, but from what I can tell, a lot of men feel that way. I happen to be married to a man who doesn't mind eating vegetarian a lot and I count myself lucky, because I like eating that way, and he doesn't feel strongly about having meat every day! I would love to hear what you think of the pizza!
      Instead of the roasted red pepper, you could try sun-dried tomatoes. This is probably just me, but they taste and feel a little like bacon. Maybe it would feel a little less like a vegetarian meal that way? :)


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