Post-Delivery Prep: Freezer Meals

Hi loves!
So, a lot of you probably saw my Insta-story on the 13 freezer meals I made one Saturday afternoon and are curious as to how it went. I can tell you it was hard but I'm sooooo glad I did it! I did this because I've had so many friends and family tell me that the last thing you're going to want to do after a full day of nursing and changing diapers is cook. And I don't really want to eat takeout every night either.

So I though pre-made meals would be the best option for our family. Our outdoor freezer is completely full with meals that will feed at least 4 and should last us through March especially if we receive any meals from friends and family after the baby is born. 

Here is a breakdown of the steps I took:

 I bought all the meat and gallon storage bags/foil casserole pans from Sam's and everything else from Wal-Mart. I spent about $250 ($19 per meal), however keep in mind that we just moved in to our new home about 3 months ago and I started completely over with my pantry. I had to buy most all of the spices needed which really added up. You should have most of these spices on hand already

I first divided the the recipes into 2 groups: crockpot meals and casseroles. Then I divided each group into 2 more groups: raw meals and precooked meals. Once I knew which group the recipe belonged, it was really easy to set-up assembly lines and knock it out quickly.

For the recipes that required cooked chicken, I boiled the whole chicken breasts in a pot of water seasoned with salt, pepper, 2 bay leaves and onion powder. I would say all-in-all it took me about 6 hours total from start to finish to complete everything.

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

Crockpot Meals

Chinese Beef & Broccoli
Coconut Curry Chicken
Spicy Saffron Chicken with Apricots
Kung Pao Chicken
Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Vegetable Beef Soup

Casserole Meals

Lightened Up King Ranch Casserole
Skinny Beef Casserole
Creamy Chicken Ritz Casserole
Chicken Black Bean Enchilada Stack
Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches
Bake Creamy Chicken Taquitos
Chicken Pot Pie