Save Time with Fresh Freezer Meals

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Caption: Me whipping up my Chicken Freezer Meals. This recipe called for Catalina Dressing and Apricot Jam. 

Like most people, when the weather starts to turn from Fall to Winter, I go into hibernation mode. I’m obsessed with keeping my refrigerator and pantry full of food, my gas tank filled with gas and for whatever reason I get obsessed with the way fabric feels. Give me a good flannel, some cashmere, or a soft jersey t-shirt blend.

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Caption: The link below provides a step by step process for putting together the meals. The entire process took about 30 minutes. 

While looking up good savory recipes I came across this link with 5 Freezer Chicken Meals. Essentially, all of the meals have boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs and you change out the seasonings. You make all of the meals at once, throw them in a ziplock bag and freeze them. When you’re ready to prepare them, you thaw them out and can bake them in the oven or use a crock pot (slow cooker). I’m a huge fan of the slow cooker, because I like a good flavorful meal when its cold outside. I’m also a big fan of using the slow-cooker, because it’s low maintenance and easy! I’ve posted about my love for the crockpot here.

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Caption: All of my ingredients laid out. During the Winter I make beans at least once per week. 

I didn’t just stop at making the freezer meals, I also picked up some frozen stir-fry veggie blends, smoked turkey tails (which I add to my beans and my fresh veggies), Jasmine Rice and White Rice. I break down the larger stir fry packs into smaller single-meal packages using Freezer Bags.

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Caption: On each of the bags you label the meal and write instructions on how to prepare it. My plan is to thaw out the meal the night before I plan to prepare it, and then toss it in my crockpot. 

I’m planning to use the frozen chicken meals once per week and will give a full review. I’ll cook up some veggies and/or rice to go with the meals as well. What are your favorite crock-pot recipes (feel free to post in the comments section)? How do you save time in the kitchen?

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