20 Freezer Meals in 4 Hours will allow you to have dinner planned for almost three weeks! I love to save time in the kitchen so I can enjoy more moments with my boys. I also like to be prepared and know what I am serving for dinner so I am not spending time looking around for what I am going to make. When I freezer cook I save both time and money.
This was my third time prepping freezer meals for my family. I will say that the first time took a long time but I am now getting a rhythm down and get through it in no time. If you are new to trying freezer meals you may want to start with How to make 8 Freezer Meals in 2 Hours.
To start you will want to go through your kitchen and pantry and make a list of what ingredients you will need to get at the store and what you already have on hand. I had all of the chicken, beef and spices in my stockpile. I spent a majority of money on buying fresh produce. When you are ready to prepare the meals you will want to set everything out on the counter that you will need.
Next you will want to label all your ziploc bags with cooking times and if you need to add anything to it when you out it in the slow cooker. The next step was to cook any meat that needed to be cooked for a recipe (ground beef for Crockpot Taco Soup ). I did this first so that the meat could cool before putting in the bag. Next I got to chopping, slicing and dicing the veggies and fruit. I put them in bowls to keep together to make it easier when I needed to measure them out into bags.
At this point I started with my meals that contained whole chicken breasts that did not need to be cubed. I filled the bags with the chicken and added ingredients. Placed the bags in the freezer and then started on my meals that needed to be in foil pans or baking dishes (Chicken Divan). After they were completed they went in the freezer (be sure to label the foil you wrap them in).
Now I started on my meals that needed cubed chicken. After they were filled they went in the freezer. Next I worked on my beef meals. If you are making Easy Crockpot Meatloaf it is important to get this meal in the freezer right away. After completing these I finished with my veggie freezer meals.
Once all the meals were in the freezer I put dishes in the dishwasher and hand wash the skillet and chopping knives. I put all the spices away and took a big deep breath I was super excited to know that my family had meals for the next three weeks and I would not have to stress about it. One of the best parts is when I went to the store I spent less than $50 dollars on what I needed, however I did not buy any meat or poultry because it was in my stockpile. You may also want to consider investing in a food saver if you decide to freezer cook.
To make this process even easier for you we have a FREE Printable shopping list for you!
20 Freezer Meals in 4 Hours
20 Freezer Meals in 4 Hours Free Printable Shopping – We also made a shopping list for each individual recipe in case you don’t want all 20 meals and want to customize by recipe. We included a single, double, triple and x10 for each recipe. Hope you enjoy!