Around this time of year, I get quite a few requests for Back to School meal ideas. Everyone’s schedule gets more hectic around this time of year. For some folks, it just never stops! So, a couple of weeks ago, we put together a bunch of recipes that are perfect for the Crock Pot and are family-friendly. Today, I’m sharing a bunch of recipes that are freezer friendly. All of these recipes can be made in advance (or doubled) and easily go in the freezer. Then all you have to do is take it out and either heat it up or cook it!
One of the best time-saving tricks is to have a meal planning day (if possible) once a week. Then get your groceries and take a couple of hours to get as much made as possible for the week. Make it a family affair! Even if they don’t like to cook, they can still help clean up, do dishes and get everything properly packed. Then pop it all in the refrigerator, so all you have to do during the week is take it out of the freezer and pop it in the oven, in the crock pot or on the stove top. This is especially good for teenagers who are old enough to be responsible in the kitchen. You can write the cooking instructions on the freezer bags or aluminum foil using a marker. Then they can get dinner started for the family. This was how I learned to get more comfortable in the kitchen as a kid and it really helped my Mom out when she worked later in the evenings. I just know you are going to love these recipes! Included are some from my favorite food bloggers!
Like these recipes? Check out our Back to School Crock Pot Recipe Round-up!