Ever wonder how I load up my freezer with over 20 meals stress-free???? Maybe not 100% stress-free, but it’s definitely not the typical way you see all over Pinterest and other food bloggers. What do I do that is different?? Honestly, not much, just a little bit more planning and patience.
Today, I am sharing a chili recipe I make over and over. It’s simple, it’s frugal and I can make it stretch a long way. 2 lbs of ground beef are eaten quickly in this house and it’s the most expensive ingredient in this recipe. I use it all and split this recipe into 3. Instead of eating it three times the same way, I try to change it up and eat it with different carbs.
With the month over, here is our meal plan. I didn’t do so well with budgeting. I set a budget of $150/week and for 4 weeks I should be at $600, and I came to $648 eeeeeekkkkks!!! The point is that I am trying and will continue to try and do better. At least I am working with a budget is what I keep telling myself.
Ready-Made Meal Plans not what you are looking for? That is completely fine!! If you want to make your own plan, it is possible as you already know. Now, where you might be getting stuck is finding your meals, right? Let me try and help you fill in those gaps for meal ideas. Meal Ideas […]
Now if you are like me and do not have the time to plan out all your meals, research different recipes to feed to your family. Have a look at the following different programs below. Most programs offer a trial period which is even better. You do not have to commit unless the plans work […]
Wouldn’t it just be ideal if all meals could be cooked ahead of time, be freezable, and not lose any of the freshness or quality? Yes, that would be a perfect world but unfortunately, it isn’t the case. With pre-cooked freezer meals, you will lose a bit of freshness and quality; however, you will gain […]
MEAL PREPPING My recommendation is to start small. If you are going to cook a few meals ahead of time, only do two or three meals maximum. Don’t go all in right away. Get used to the idea of preparing more than one meal at a time. I mean, cooking one meal can be lots […]
Do you find yourself constantly dreading cooking for the family? Are you running out of ideas? Or, do you regularly find yourself making your go-to recipes over and over? Welcome to my world!! This is how I have been feeling for the past seven years. Every time 4 o’clock rolled around, I knew I had […]
Ready-made meal plans As I was searching through Pinterest or googling new ways to cook for the family, I stumbled upon a few meal plan ideas. I was curious as to what a meal plan was like? What did it mean to meal plan? Did I have to do all the planning? How far in […]
(This site contains endorsements for products and services, which means when you click on a link that I recommend, I may receive a commission. Please review the disclosure page for more information.) As you all know, I LOOOVE stocking my freezer with freezer meals, especially with the start of school year, and all the kid’s […]