Reader Tonya got inspired by all my freezer meals posts, so she went to Albertsons last week, spend $200 (and saved $200) and turned it into a number of awesome meals for her freezer!
She writes, "I bought 16 pounds of chicken, a couple pounds of ham, some hamburger, and steak. I ended up cooking 10 different kinds of meals and doubled most of them, ending up with 17 freezer meals." Her meals included caesar chicken casserole, chicken noodle casserole, chicken and dumplings, baked chimichangas, white chicken enchiladas, ranch ham pasta, spaghetti pie, baked ziti, and teryiyaki steak. She also write, "each one I am proud to say is low in fat and low in calories." Here are her meals stored in her freezer:
WOW, Tonya! I'm entirely impressed! Generally when I do this, I keep it to 2-3 different meals of the same variety or meat – you really went all out! While you ended up putting up some expense and time to assemble these, I bet you will enjoy NOT having to cook (or shop!) for about another month! Thank you so much for sharing.
If you want to learn more about how freezer meals work to save you time and money, see my posts under the aptly named category Freezer Cooking.