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 almost two weeks or more depending on your family size and if they like to eat leftovers! 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 first time prepping oven freezer meals for my family, but I have done crockpot freezer meals over a handful of time. 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 that 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!
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, which I only spent $49.00 at my local Kroger store. 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 container lids with cooking times and if you need to add anything to the recipe when you place it in or out of the oven. The next step was to cook any meat that needed to be cooked for a recipe (ground beef or chicken) or you can do like I did and I cooked the beef/chicken the night before and covered and placed in the fridge over night. I did this first so that the meat could 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 together to make it easier when I needed to measure them out into containers.
Now 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. Once all the meals were in the freezer I put dishes in the dishwasher and hand washed the rest. 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 two work 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 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
Click here for the --->10 Freezer Meal Shopping List
We also have 8 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 2 hours plan too!
We have a 10 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 2 Hours Plan too!
We have our original 20 Freezer Meals in 4 Hours Plan (not all slow cooker meals).
New to Freezer Cooking? We have a Freezer Cooking 101 Series that you may enjoy!
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.