As many of you know, my plan during this lash trimester is to make and freeze as many meals as possible so that when Grey is born, we won't have to : 1) go to the grocery store for a minute and 2) spend time cooking and planning meals. My goal is to freeze at least 15 meals by my due date.
The previous meal that I shared with you guys was my freezer meatloaf which was the very first meal I made for the postpartum life. Since then, I made my infamous taco soup and froze that as my second meal. Tonight, I decided to turn it up a notch and make not one, but TWO freezer meals-and to make things interesting, I wanted to see how fast I could prepare them.
For both of my meals tonight, I made Pork Roast with carrots, potatoes, & celery (super duper easy!) and Beef Minestrone.
I figured these would be pretty easy to thaw and dump into my crockpot when the time comes. I worked at a fast pace and managed to get both meals prepared and stuffed into the freezer within 20 minutes. Now please take note that I don't cook these before I freeze them. I simply prepare them (cut ingredients, etc) and then freeze them in Ziplock gallon bags.
Here are the recipes for both:
Pork Roast with veggies:
- 1 Pork Roast
- 1 Celery Stalk (sliced)
- 2 cups baby carrots (sliced)
- 1 potato (cubed)
- 1 can chicken broth
Combine alll ingredients into a one gallon ziplock bag and freeze. Upon thawing for use, place ingredients into the crockpot on hi for 5-6 hours. Season as needed.
- 1lb. Ground Beef
- 1 zucchini
- half an onion
- 1 bag frozen green beans
- 1 can pinto beans
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 container of vegetable stock
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
Throw ingredients into the ziplock bag and store for freezing. Upon thawing, pour into crockpot and cook for 4 hours on highest setting. Season to taste.