The Atkinson Drive household is expecting a new addition this Winter. In the midst of all my baby preparations, I have noticed a ton of frozen meal popping up on Pinterest. This gave me the idea to create a months worth of freezer meals so we’re well-fed in January after the baby arrives. But such an important undertaking was not something I wanted to try-out right before baby comes. So for the month of August I prepared frozen meals for my family.
I. Am. Hooked!
It’s incredible how much time and money I saved by creating these meals ahead of time! Not to mention the stress it prevents knowing that I have dinner stored in the freezer, ready to be cooked! So, yes…there might be a bit of planning and preparation involved, but it’s completely worth it in the end.
Download my FREE set of printables to help stay organized when meal planning by signing up for the Atkinson Drive e-mail list! The meal planning set contains a frozen meals inventory list, grocery shopping list, and monthly meal calendar!
Blair Lonergan (www.TheSeasonedMom.com) says
Love this! I’m expecting my third baby in November, so I’ve been busy stocking my freezer with similar meals that I can pull out once he arrives. You have some great new ideas here too!
Congratulations! I’m glad I could be of some help! :-)
Dawn - Addicted to Recipes says
This is great! Featuring you this week at Addicted to Recipes! http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/2013/09/scrumptious-sunday-recipe-link-party-72.html
Thanks so much!
what do you serve along with the meatballs? We love meatballs cooked that way, but I always only fix them when we are doing finger foods. . .
We usually serve them over steamed brown rice with broccoli (or any other vegetable).
Karen Sturn says
Thank you so much for this info. My husband and I are expecting twins and we were thinking about doing this to prepare for the first month of chaos. Now I feel like I can turn the idea into reality. So thank you so very much.
You’re very welcome! And congratulations!!
This is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing. What do you serve the cornbread and rice with? Thank you!!
On the “MealBreakDown” document in the .zip file, there’s a section of Serving Suggestions which lists all of the meals where I add rice, cornbread, noodles, etc.
This may be a silly question but… did you already double the recipes in the files? Or are those all original recipes? Thanks, I can not wait to try this!
That’s not a silly question at all – I should have made it more clear! I have already doubled the ingredients, so if you’re looking to only make one meal you’ll need to cut the ingredients in half.
Randi Stevens says
Hey there these are awesome! But I am not able to find the zip file to cook Im probably just blind haha
Just under the last photo there is a download link! :-)
Taylor W says
Oh my gosh! This is amazing! My mom is having surgery next week and I volunteered to make dinners while she is recovering. My younger brothers and sisters are involved in lots of sports/activities and I have class most days so this is going to make life so much easier for everyone. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes :)
My pleasure! I hope it works out for you! :-)
These meals look great! Last night I was able to view the files. However, today when I went to print them off, the link no longer works. Please update this soon, I can’t wait to try these!
Try it now – it should be working!
Can you email me the file When I click on its not doing anything
Ok, one more question. LOL! Where did you find those foil casserole dishes. Mine that I found come with the clear covers that pop up more…I could fit so much more in my freezer if I had the kind you have!!
I bought all of mine at Sam’s Club…though I’ve seen them at the Dollar Store, too!
When you say a bag of frozen chicken, how much chicken is in the bag. I buy a 13lb bag of chicken at sams, but I know that’s not what you mean. Thanks.
I usually just purchase the Tyson bags at the grocery store. They’re about 1/2 the size of the big bags at Sam’s I believe.
Do you have break down of each recipie? As in how much of each ingredient? I can’t seem to find it.
Did you download the .zip file?
lisa fischer says
Ok dumb question….what are the serving sizes of these meals? We are a family of 6 (but with picky eaters so probably need to feed 4 lol). So if I wanted a months worth, I would do each meal twice except for the one that say already doubled? Those are already 2 meals? Signed….dumb or dazed and confused!
lisa fischer says
Forget my comment, just needed to read more, my bad
lisa fischer says
Question on the chicken green bean casserole, made this tonight. First off, the potatoes turned black and it took almost an hour and a half in the oven to get them soft! What’s the deal with the potatoes you think?
So, I’ve figured out how to fix the potato problem, Lisa! I’m not sure why, but if you blanch the potatoes first and then dry them off before putting them in the casserole they shouldn’t brown.