Each week I share our family's meal plan. Hopefully the time I spend planning makes your week easier.
Well, it's official. I'm old. A freezer filled with delicious meals makes me unabashedly happy. Filling my freezer is just what I did with this week's menu by doubling and freezing 3 of the 4 meals.
Meal 1: Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells from The Girl Who Ate Everything (Eat One, Freeze One)
This recipe makes two pans worth of food. We ate one and froze one.
Served with: Side Salad
Food Groups: Freezer, Meat (Chicken), Pasta
Meal 2: Crock Pot Cauliflower Sweet Potato Bisque from Yes, I Want Cake
Nora is really loving soup these days and I'm loving that soup is a sure-fire way to get a ton of veggies in her. This soup had great flavor and was perfect for a cool fall night.
Modifications: As written, this recipe is vegetarian. We substituted homemade chicken broth for the vegetable broth because we had it in the freezer.
Served with: Italian Bread with melted cheese
Food Groups: Vegetarian, Soup, Slow Cooker
Meal 3: Vegetable Enchiladas from Supper For a Steal (Double-Eat One, Freeze One)
Modifications: We left out the chiles (we didn't have any) and added a bag of thawed frozen spinach.
Served with: Nothing
Food Groups: Freezer, Vegetarian
Meal 4: Vegetable Lasagna from Inspired Taste (Doubled- Eat One, Freeze One)
Modifications: I never cook lasagna noodles before assembling a lasagna. Rather I use raw lasagna noodles and increase the amount of sauce/liquid in the recipe. For this recipe, I used 2 28 oz. jars of pasta sauce, added in between the vegetable and pasta layers. I like a pretty saucy lasagna-you may want to add less.
Served with: Salad, Bread
Food Groups: Freezer, Vegetarian, Pasta
If you have any freezer meal recommendations, send them my way, please. I need to take advantage of this burst of energy before my third trimester fatigue sets in!