Summer is JUST AROUND THE CORNER which means a total change in schedule, right? Kids are home all day, the sun is beckoning us outside, and fun is the top priority.
Well, that’s not true. While I want fun to be the top priority, the regulars of life remain — cleaning, bathing, and eating.
And the eating part is always the most difficult part for me. The last thing I want to do after an afternoon at the pool, the park, or something else awesome is to stand at the stove for an hour preparing dinner.
So I’m giving myself a little gift this summer — TWENTY-FIVE nights off from cooking! And you can give yourself the same gift!
Join me for our big Stock the Freezer Challenge NEXT WEEK!
Every morning from June 12-16, I am going to assemble five freezer meals + 1 slow cooker meal for that evening. At the end of the week, I’ll have 25 meals ready to go in my freezer.
During the summer all I have to do is thaw the bag overnight in the fridge then dump the contents in the slow cooker in the morning. Come evening, I’ll spend 5-10 minutes getting it all ready!
Doesn’t that sound lovely (and simple)?
Watch the Facebook Live I did this morning to learn more about the Stock the Freezer Challenge:
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Posted by Frugal Living NW on Monday, June 5, 2017
Here’s what you need to do NOW to be ready to assemble your freezer meals with me starting Monday:
Sign up for the Eat at Home Meal Plan Membership HERE. Use the code SAVE25 to get 25% off your membership. We will be using the June Slow Cooker Freezer Plan (week 3) which is available to any plan member.
Select the meals you want to prepare. Choose 5 from these 6 options:
- Teriyaki Pork Chops with Red Pepper and Pineapple
- Chicken Philly Sandwiches
- Easy Chicken Fajitas
- Beef Roast with Red Wine and Garlic
- Zingy BBQ Chicken
- Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Bowls
Order your boneless, skinless chicken breast from Zaycon HERE if you need chicken breast — We’re making 18 chicken breast meals which for my family is about 36 pounds of meat.
Chicken is coming to select locations in the Pacific Northwest the week of June 12. Use the code NEW22 to get 22% off your entire order if you’re new to Zaycon Fresh.
Shop for your Challenge ingredients and supplies — Get your Eat at Home Meal Plan membership going so you can print off the grocery shopping list. Go through your pantry, freezer, and fridge and cross off the items you already have and then go shopping for the rest before Monday morning!
In addition to the ingredients, you’ll need some additional supplies next week, including:
- Permanent marker — to label bags
- Labels — if you are using my printable labels (these will be available as we get closer to the challenge)
- Gallon-sized freezer bags (25) — if you already have gallon-sized storage bags, you can double bag them to avoid freezer burn
- Slow cooker — use what you have. If you don’t have one yet, a 3-4 quart slow cooker will work for most households
- Cookie sheets — to flash-freeze your bags flat
- Bag holder — not necessary but certainly makes assembly easier!
Use the code SAVE25 at checkout to save 25% off any plan!
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