So this upcoming school year is going to be bananas. Like, far worse than it usually is. Between me having two jobs, Matt working upwards of 70 hours each week, both kids in school, Olivia with dance and Jackson possibly in karate, I'm really worried I'm going to be that mom in the McDonald's drive thru multiple times a week.
Not that that is the worst thing ever, at least you're feeding your kids, I just feel like if we really get to that point, something has to go.
But I am also cognizant that it's really difficult to come home at the end of a long day and make a meal from scratch. If I'm working until 9pm, that means Matt is going to be left cooking dinner a few nights and he's even worse because he'll literally let the kids just eat cereal and cold hot dogs for dinner. The worst meal prepared was ice cream with pop tarts and he called it good.
In order to prevent this, I'm going to try getting on the freezer meal bandwagon. It was all the rage a year or two ago and it's kind of faded away and I'm not totally sure why. But in the essence of saving money and time, this seems like the most plausible thing for me to do.
So in the next few months I'm going to try out meals and then start doing the large planning weekends where people whip out multiple meals in one afternoon and are seat for weeks. Which sounds like an absolute dream but I am certain I'm going to hit some road blocks. So here are some questions for you:
If you currently do freezer meals:
1. Can you literally do any meal and make it a freezer meal or do you look for specific recipes?
2. What are you storing these meals in so they don't get freezer burned?
3. Any tips on foods to avoid for freezing?
I found one freezer cookbook at the library sale and honestly, none of the recipes looked that good once I really started looking at them. I have found a few things on Pinterest that look promising so I am hoping this weekend I can plan out 5 meals to try to prepare all in one afternoon and see what I think of this. I'll keep you updated!