Freezer Recipes–Forcing Cooking To Be My Friend

Most anyone who knows me well knows how little I enjoy cooking. Baking cookies and bread, on the other hand, is where my cooking talent lies. Unfortunately, a person can’t survive on cookies alone (though I’ve certainly tried). After moving in with my boyfriend almost five years ago (egads, has it really been that long?!), we quickly realized that having two people in the house who didn’t like to cook wasn’t going to work out. We struggled along eating lots of prepacked, boxed foods (yum?), until finally this past New Years I’d had enough. New Years resolution! Learn how to cook 🙂

Pinterest with its lovely recipe boards became my best friend. Now every two weeks, I gather recipes and grocery shop for those specific meals. So far, this change has done wonders.

But now onto the freezer recipes! I’ve heard of this (pre-making meals and freezing them), but have never taken the plunge, at least not until this week! And it was much easier than I had assumed. Again, I gathered recipes (potato soup, chicken teriyaki, pork chops, and a few others).

I labeled freezer bags with any necessary instructions.

I assembled the ingredients (forgetting to take a picture of the process) and dumped them into the freezer.

(sorry these pictures are so dark!)

And voila! I have dinner prepared for the next two weeks. Easy peasy. Also, just because I love my weekly calendar, I thought I’d include a picture of the chalk board my sister gave me for Christmas.

This gal sits beside my fridge. At the start of each week, boyfriend and I plan out dinners for each day (leftovers included!), which ends up being a big stress reliever for the both of us.

How do you plan your meals for the week? Do you have any favorite recipes you’d like to share?

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One thought about "Freezer Recipes–Forcing Cooking To Be My Friend"

  • Jess Byam says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this, too! So glad to hear that it was as easy as the Pinterest folks always make it sound. I don’t have to cook very often, but I HATE doing it when I do, so this would be a good way to have things on hand for those days when it is my turn. Get it all over with really quick–like pulling off a bandaid.

    Eww. I just said bandaid in a comment about food. I’m disgusting.

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