Posts Tagged: “freezer cooking”

  • Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (6.15.18)

    Well, it’s summer and it’s hot and it’s all things wonderful. Just this week I prepared a double batch of Spinach Roll Ups, Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies, and Chicken and Cheese Taquitos. Can I just tell you how gratifying it was to add a few things to my freezer??

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    Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (6.1.18)

    You’ll notice that week in and week out, we tag recipes on our menu plan as “FF” or freezer-friendly. We honestly believe that if you just start by doubling one recipe a week, you’ll be on the road to saving time and money. In fact, Polly recently wrote about 3

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  • Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia). This week I’m trying out Pioneer Woman’s Hamburger Soup recipe, which looks surprisingly healthy with all the veggies included. I think my kids will be most stoked for the Mini Turkey Cheese Burgers (again) and the Oven Omelet with hash browns for our “Brinner” night. What one recipe on

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  • Don't let these 3 myths stop you from saving time and money, eating healthier, and having delicious meals on the table regularly! Here are the top 3 freezer cooking myths debunked!

    Top 3 Myths About Freezer Cooking Debunked!

    As self-proclaimed “freezer cooking evangelists”, we’re on a mission to convert friends, family, and readers to the freezer cooking lifestyle. That’s because we’ve been convinced over our 15+ combined years of experience with this type of make-ahead meal prep that it really does save time and money, helps us eat

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  • “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: October 10-16

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Why does menu planning even matter in the big scheme of things? Sometimes after monumental life events like our family just experienced, I feel the need to back up and evaluate how I’m spending my time. Menu planning to me isn’t the end all be all of

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  • For juicy, tender bite-sized chicken that will please a crowd try these Southwest Grilled Chicken Kabobs.

    Southwest Grilled Chicken Kabobs {Freezer Meal}

    You want a killer marinade that everyone will like? Give this baby a try. This Southwest-inspired marinade packs a little smokiness, just a hint of heat, and a salty punch. We love it, especially on these fast-cooking kabobs. Just chop up your chicken, throw it in a bag with the marinade,

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  • "Real Food Meets Reality" Menu Plan

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: May 30 – June 5

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) Hip-hip hooray! It’s summer vacay! I’m ready for some pool time and relaxing with my kiddos. So this week I’m utilizing the grill a few different times and the slow cooker, of course. I’m most looking forward to the Asian Lettuce Wraps, which are a.maz.ing! P.S.

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  • "Real Food Meets Reality" Menu Plan

    “Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: May 9-15

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) This past year has been the year of Thai food cravings for me. Apparently this happens at age 37. And, what’s fun is that my 7-year-old daughter (my little foodie in the family) is right there with me. So, this week I’m branching out to try

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  • Cheap, rich and savory, and good for you too! This Ham and Bean Soup is a perfect winter comfort food. #freezermeal #realfood

    Leftover Ham and Nine Bean Soup {Freezer Meal}

    Cooking within a tight grocery budget? Let me tell ya, this soup is the bomb. It’s not only cheap thanks to the beans, but it’s also very filling and boasts a rich savory flavor thanks to the ham. (Want to save even more? Try my equally delicious Ham and Bean Soup that’s

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  • This mom was in a Freezer Club for 7 years and learned how to save time and money while eating healthier. Here's everything you need to know to start a Freezer Club of your own.

    Start a Freezer Club: Eat Healthier While Saving Time and Money

    Sponsored by Frigidaire During college and my early 20’s, despite off-and-on dieting and excessive exercising, I always hung on to about 10-20 extra pounds. Not only that, but I felt like a prisoner to food and exercise—counting every calorie and punishing myself with long workouts to make up for poor

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  • The Easiest Baked Mac & Cheese {Freezer Meal}

    Another Mac and Cheese recipe? Really? (Uh-hem, Rachel, you’ve already got the 5-Ingredient Mac and A Better Mac and Cheese in your Recipe Index.) Really. Here’s why this one is worth yet another Mac and Cheese post. I’ve found the easiest way to make baked mac ever, and my family loves

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  • Top 20 Favorite Freezer Meals: These healthy and delicious freezer meals will save you time, money, and make eating healthy meals at home possible!

    Top 20 Favorite Freezer Meals

    With the start of school just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to stock our freezers with healthy pre-made breakfast options and easy weeknight dinners. Whether or not you throw a Freezer Party with friends or spend an afternoon cooking ahead, you’ll be so glad you spent some concentrated

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  • Host a Freezer Meal Party: How to Store and Thaw Your Meals

    Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! Whether you throw a Freezer Meal Party or not, we think that today’s post will be super helpful for anyone wanting to stock their freezer with homemade food. As self-proclaimed “freezer cooking evangelists” (ha, ha!),

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  • Throw a freezer meal party and have fun while saving time and money! This post is all about how to throw the actual event. #freezermeal

    Throw a Freezer Meal Party: How to Host the Event

    Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! Now that we’ve convinced you of why to throw a freezer meal party (hopefully!) and how to plan and prep for one, let’s talk about hosting the actual event. With a little forethought and prep,

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  • Throw a Freezer Meal Party: Party Planning and Preparation

    Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! Freezer meal parties are all the rage as of late! (This post explains what they are and why we think they are so worth it.) I mean, who wouldn’t want to spend an evening with friends

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  • Throw a freezer meal party and have fun while saving time and money! This post is all about how to throw the actual event. #freezermeal

    Throw a Freezer Meal Party: Why We are Loving These

    Last night, we wrapped up our second freezer meal party in just two weeks. Thanks to these freezer cooking parties, we both currently have freezers stocked with 12 healthy, home-cooked, delicious recipes that will feed our families for weeks. (Cue the angelic voices from the skies). “Wait. What’s a freezer

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  • This Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is a lean, flavor-packed, crowd-pleaser. It's been part of our family dinner rotation for years. #freezermeal #realfood

    Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! True or False? Once upon a time, a local news reporter did a 5 o’clock news story about my Freezer Club. My only line in the whole thing was, “I’ve never met a pork tenderloin

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  • Baked Italian Meatballs are a 20 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

    Baked Italian Meatballs {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! Everybody loves a good meatball, right? Well, at least everyone in my crew does. And, as my mom friends out there know, it’s no small feat to prepare a meal that everyone eats and enjoys.

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  • Mediterranean Shrimp {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! I love the versatility of this Mediterranean Shrimp recipe. It takes minutes to make, is freezer-friendly and is also kid-friendly. The marinade flavor is wonderful and there are several ways you can cook the shrimp.

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