Make freezer meals for easy future dinners

Make freezer meals for easy future dinners

Where did the summer go? Kids are back in school, sports and extracurricular actives have begun, the homework is once again part of the evening routine and the days are getting shorter. It feels like there is less time to make dinner. Don’t fall into the habit of grabbing fast food on the way home or to game practice. There are plenty of options for making dinner at home without spending your entire evening in the kitchen.

One option is make ahead freezer meals. There are numerous blogs devoted to the subject, even one that promotes preparing an entire month of meals in one day. Most people do not have an entire weekend to devote to prepping and cooking. However, you can start small by simply picking a few meals that your family already enjoys, then make twice the amount, eat one serving and freeze the other for another meal later on. Not all meals are designed to be frozen, some items freeze better than others. For best results avoid meals that contain anything fried, greens such as lettuce and dairy items such as cream cheese and heavy cream.