I’m currently 38 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby and determined to stock my freezer with 40 homemade delicious meals. I started with 15 beef and pork crockpot freezer meals and just added 10 casserole-type dishes. Here’s what I made, including my recipes and shopping list.
If you want the recipes and shopping list for the 15 beef and pork crockpot freezer meals that I made, CLICK HERE.
Here are the 10 Casserole-Type Freezer Meals that I made:
- Two Chicken Pot Pies
- Two Brown Sugar Meatloaves (I actually made three because my pans were small)
- Two “No-Bake” Lasagnas with Baby Spinach
- Two pans of Mexican Stuffed Shells (adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything)
- Two pans of Sausage-Stuffed Mini Peppers
These are all recipes that we love and make over and over again. They are awesome freezer meals for any new mom. I can’t wait to eat them!
Only the chicken pot pies and Mexican stuffed shells required any cooking ahead of time. The meatloaves, stuffed mini peppers, and lasagnas were all frozen raw. That means they’ll cook for the first time out of the freezer and won’t taste like leftovers at all. Yay!
Since I blog from home, I made one recipe per day for five days. IT WAS HORRIBLE. I hated having something extra to do every morning in addition to my everyday tasks, like making breakfast, cleaning up the house, and switching out laundry.
If I could go back in time, I’d set aside three hours on the weekend and make all 10 at once. That’s what my mom and I did when we made the the first 15 crockpot freezer meals and it was so much fun.
To make these 10 casserole-type dishes, I spent $88 on groceries at ALDI and my local grocery store. Not bad for 10 dinners! I also bought these cheap disposable pans with lids from Amazon so they would stack nicely in my freezer and not put a bunch of my glass and aluminum pans out-of-commission.
I’m storing all of the meals in an extra freezer in our basement. They should last three to six months, but I have a feeling we’ll eat them before then.
Next up is 15 chicken crockpot freezer meals. I’m going to make them with my mom this weekend and then my little man is welcome to come anytime. Yay! Check on Instagram for a photo of my stocked freezer.