We are excited to share with you our 10 Oven Ready Freezer Meals in 2 Hours menu plan. This plan will allow you to have dinner planned for two weeks or more depending on your family size. I love to save time in the kitchen so I can enjoy more moments with my boys. It is easier to plan so I am not running around wondering what to eat! When I freezer cook I save both time and money.
Prepping Freezer Meals
This was my first time prepping oven 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 think 2 hours is a lot of time you have to consider, you are going to have 10 meals ready at the end of the 2 hour time! If you are new to preparing freezer meals you may want to start with this plan --->How to make 8 Freezer Meals in 2 Hours. We love it too!
How to prepare
First of all, invest in good quality freezer containers whether glass or aluminium. 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 spices in my stockpile. I spent the majority of money on buying freezer containers, fresh produce and fresh meat/poultry. When you are ready to prepare the meals you will want to set everything out on the counter that you will need.
Preparing your Meals
Next, you will want to label all your container lids with cooking times, if you need to add anything to the recipe when you place it in the over or take it out. The next step was to cook any meat that needed to be cooked for a recipe. Sometimes I cook the meat the day before. Making it the day before allows the meat to cool before putting in the container. Next I got to chopping, slicing and dicing the veggies and fruit. I put them in bowls, to keep ingredients together, so it would be easier when I needed to measure them out into containers.
I started on my meals that needed cubed chicken. After they were filled they went in the freezer. Next, I worked on my cooked chicken and beef meals. When I went to the store I spent less than $50 dollars on what I needed, however I did not buy most spices, broths or canned vegetables and fruits because it was in my stockpile. You may also want to consider investing in a food saver if you decide to freezer cook on a long term basis. It extends the life of your frozen food by up to two years according to the manufacturer.
10 Oven Ready Freezer Meals in 2 Hours
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Shelley is a boy mom, marine wife, and is blessed with an amazing family. She loves sharing recipes, travel reviews and tips that focus on helping busy families make memories.