I finally admitted to myself yesterday that, with 4 weeks to go until our baby's due date, I'm nesting. Besides getting the nursery together and such, I've been making several freezer meals so that the hubbs' life is much easier once our daughter arrives.
I thought I would share with you what I've been making, and maybe you can get some ideas for yourself. It's always nice to have a quick, easy, cheap dinner to pull out of the freezer, even if you don't have to take care of a newborn.
Sloppy Joes for dinner, and since I used a 3-lb chub of ground turkey for the two of us, I had plenty leftover for two freezer meals. Cost about $3.50 each.
Shredded Chicken and put it in the fridge to make into easy meals.
Chicken Pot Pie on a Biscuit. Of course, there was enough leftover again to make another two freezer meals. Cost about $1.50 each.
Alright, back to the Shredded Chicken that I had stuck in the fridge...
The first meal I decided to make with it was Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas. I don't have tortillas on hand, so I just put the filling mixture in one container, and the topping mixture in another container, then tapped them together, so the hubbs would know to grab both (plus they won't get separated from each other & lost in the freezer that way!). Cost: about $4.00.
Chicken Mac & Cheese Hotdish, put it in a bread pan and covered it with plastic wrap and tinfoil. I wrote the directions on top, so that the hubbs wouldn't even need to check with me when he makes it. Cost: about $2.25
Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwiches. I had found that we, somehow, had three, yes, three, open bottles of BBQ sauce in the fridge. So I wanted to get rid of at least two of them. Each was a different flavor and a different brand, so I'm curious to see how these taste when we eat them! *Tip: to get the last of the BBQ sauce out of the bottle, add just a tiny bit of water, cover, and shake (you can pour it right in with the chicken!). Cost: $2.50.
And the grand total for 8 freezer meals? $20.25 That's about $2.50 per meal... much cheaper than ordering delivery or going out!