Freezer Friendly

SO. It’s getting towards the end of the growing season and it’s time to think about what to do with your fresh herbs from the garden. Of course, if you have the right space in your house, you could bring them inside and keep them growing. Or you could get them into the freezer…so that […]


Having a stash of goodies is essential for making it through busy weeknights and weekday mornings! I love having breakfast muffins in the freezer for a quick ‘grab n go’ breakfast. I recently heard a stat from a trusted source that the average American spends 7 minutes on breakfast. All parts of breakfast…preparing it, cooking […]


These enchiladas will knock your socks off…literally. They are so delicious and so easy to prepare. (Especially if you have shredded chicken prepared in the freezer. In fact, I think I’m going to rearrange the meal plan I’ve written up for our family this week and add these to it! Because I know that every […]


In addition to cooked, shredded chicken and spaghetti sauces, I also love having meatballs on hand in the freezer. I generally freeze them before I cook them, so that I can decide later if I want to bake them or saute them and cook with the sauce in a skillet. Meatballs freeze really well and […]


If you have any self-control and have the superpower ability to not eat all the cookie dough right out of the bowl, then this is a great trick for you! Afternoons at my house are hectic, chaotic, much like a circus. I like to keep cookie dough in the freezer for a quick, easy treat […]


Enchilada Meatloaf ~ 31 Days of Freezer Cooking Recipes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 3, 2014

Mix up your next meatloaf night with this delicious Enchilada Meatloaf and it’s surprise ingredient. This recipe makes 2 meatloaves…one for dinner, one for the freezer. I created it this way so that you can win at least 1 weeknight dinner coming up! It’s just comforting to know that you have dinner ready to pop […]


The recipe/food that I always have alongside the shredded chicken in the freezer is spaghetti sauce. It’s so easy to brown 2-3 extra lbs. of ground beef in a large saucepan and mix up a triple batch of sauce. Just be sure to let it cool completely before adding to the freezer bag or container. […]


The Next 31 Days Series ~ Freezer Cooking Recipes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 30, 2014

Well, it’s the last day of a month with 30 days, so that means that tomorrow we begin another ’31 Days of…’ series! For October, we have chosen to focus on freezer cooking recipes for a few reasons. The first… It’s fall, the leaves are beginning to turn in the northern-most parts of the country. Warm […]

1 comment

Vegetable Pizza Burritos ~ Vegetarian Recipe

by Amanda Martin on September 11, 2014

Pizza? Burritos? I find that both of these meals win me big smiles from the family come dinner time. So I decided there was no reason not to combo them! This is a one-pot meal. (Yeah for fewer dishes!) Plus if you wrap the burritos individually in parchment and then in a plastic zip-top bag, you get […]


Freezer Friendly Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 8, 2014

It’s that time of year when I just start wanting to stock the freezer. It’s like nesting when you’re pregnant times 4. When it comes to the morning hours, I need to do all that I can to survive them. And one of those things is stocking the freezer (and getting in the habit again […]