Monday, November 25, 2013

2 Freezer Meals in 20 Minutes

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.

Beef Minestrone
  • 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.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Sia. I have done my fair share of freezer meals also. Some say you can freeze bell peppers and onions however, I have found they get mushy and nasty so you're better off using fresh.


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