So for those of you asking about the freezer meals that I've started, here you go! I decided to start this because I work overnights at my job every other week. Most of the time I'm too tired to cook for a couple reasons. Taking care of Mila during the day and working through the night, doesn't allow much time for sleep. Now all I have to do is take the meal out of the freezer the day before, thaw it in the fridge, then put it in the crock pot when I get home from work! Here are the meals that I have made. I still have to make two Chicken broccoli rice casseroles but I ran out of room in my freezer! I shopped mostly at Aldi, which saved me lots of money, and got the rest at Dierbergs. I spent a total of around $106 and got 2 weeks of food, not including left overs!
Tater Tot Casserole (x2)
Pizza in a Crockpot
Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti and Easy Cheesy Chicken
Always Yummy Beef, Mexican Chicken, and Teriyaki Chicken
Pizza in a Crockpot
1 lb ground beef (cooked) 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 24 oz pasta sauce 3 cups cooked pasta (did not add to bag) 6 oz pepperoni 3 cups mozzarella 1 tbs olive oil 2 tbs tomato paste
Heating directions Cook on low for 3 hrs Add cooked pasta
Directions Divide into 2 casserole dishes Bake 350 degrees for 25-35 mins.
24 oz jar of salsa 1 packet taco seasoning juice from 1 lime 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 4-6 chicken breast, frozen or thawed tortillas and sour cream( for wrapping and topping)
Directions Mix all together, then add chicken Cook in crockpot low for 6-8 hrs.
Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti
16 oz spaghetti cooked 1 lb velveeta cheese 2 cups chicken 1 can cream of mushroom 1 can cream of chicken 1 can rotel 1/2 cup water
Directions Can bake in oven or cook in microwave and add cooked pasta
Easy Cheesy Chicken 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts salt and pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1 can cream of chicken 1 can cream of mushroom 1 can cheddar cheese soup 8 oz sour cream 1 pk italian seasoning egg noodles Directions Cook on low 6-8 hours Add cooked noodles
Chicken Teriyaki 1 lb chicken, diced 1 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 garlic cloves
Directions Cook on low 4-6 hours Serve with rice
Always Yummy Beef 3 lbs beef roast, any variety 1 dry onion soup mix packet 1 can cream of mushroom 3-7 potatoes, cut into cubes 2 to 4 carrots, cut, optional Directions Cook on low 6-8 hrs Note- Potatoes do not freeze well, I bought canned potatoes and I will add them to the crockpot
Tater Tot Casserole 1 lb ground turkey 2 lbs frozen tater tots 1 can cream of mushroom 1 can cream of chicken 1 can evaporated milk
Directions Brown meat and seperate in two 8x8 greased pans Top with tater tots Mix soup and milk, pour over tater tots Cover with plastic wrap and foil, then freeze Note- Remove plastic wrap before baking Bake from freezer topped with foil for 1 hr Remove foil, bake additonal 10-15 mins.