At the beginning of September I posted about my adventure making five freezer meals for my family in one weekend spending under $120 to do it here. I doubled the recipe to feed two families and ended up with enough food for three families! No complaints though, because lots of food means left-overs and left over night means we play “restaurant” and my kids can pick what they would like to eat. No cooking for me and kids get to pick their dinner: it’s a win-win scenario!
All five recipes were created to feed a large family or fill (in the very least) a 9×13 pan. Doubling these recipes means you’ll have an extra pan of food to put in the freezer for later or pan of food to give to a neighbor. The five meals I created were: Chicken Pot Pie, Café Rio Burritos, Chicken Enchiladas, Lasagna and lastly, Broccoli Tuna Casserole. The best part about this series is not only do we make this process super simple for any of you to follow by providing a shopping list (HERE) but all of these recipes have been tried and tested by three different families, with different taste buds and of course- eaten and enjoyed by kids. Yippee! To start off this five part-freezer-meal series, we’ll start with something warm since winter (like it or not) is around the corner…
The leaves are change colors in the mountains. The cool weather in the morning and evening, wearing fall sweaters and of course those fashionable winter boots! Cooler weather, jackets and warm blankets means warm dinners are a must. This Chicken Pot Pie recipe is sure to bring a smile to your face and warmth in your belly.
Something to note– if you happen to have a little person in the kitchen with you while you are trying to cook… plan on the prep time to take twice as long. Tell me I’m not the only one that cooks things while kids nap in hopes of getting dinner on the table at a decent hour!