Oh baby…I love having amazing meals like these prepped and in the freezer. It is so so so so nice having meals stashed away in the freezer for those days when I don’t feel like cooking, or those days when I have nothing left in my energy reserve, or those days when a bunch of crap happens and you’re so tempted to overspend on a meal for your family by hitting up the drive thru.
Kiss that “what’s for dinner?” question to the curb with the FreezEasy meal plans!!!
Let me tell you about the meals in the “Combo #1” Meal Plan from FreezEasy. (And yes, it’s the #1 Combo because there will be more “combo” meals. A FreezEasy “combo plan” is a plan made up of a variety of kinds of recipes using different types of meat and/or vegetarian recipes.)
Read more details on these amazing recipes:
- Basil Balsamic Chicken – A Kid and parent favorite! The balsamic and basil flavors work beautifully in this baked chicken dish, plus the acidity from the balsamic vinegar marinade helps soften the chicken so it bakes perfectly. An easy “chicken and rice night” kind of meal!
- Sloppy Joe Sandwiches – Who doesn’t love a good sloppy joe?!? This recipe is a homemade sloppy joe sauce recipe paired with ground beef. This is one of my “freezer staple” meals and one I always have stashed and ready to reheat. If you don’t want to be adventurous and make your own homemade sloppy joe sauce, you can easily substitute the canned sauce!
- Brown Sugar & Balsamic Pork Chops – This might be my favorite pork chops recipe ever. It’s partly the sweetness from the brown sugar. It doesn’t “shine” as a flavor or sweetener like you think it would because it gets overshadowed (but not overpowered) by the balsamic vinegar. The blend really well together…making for a lovely sweet-tangy combination for the pork chops.
- Coconut Curried Salmon – Our family is obsessed with this salmon. I’m crushing on the cooking method for this recipe – it’s part saute and part poaching of the salmon…and the end result is a perfectly cooked salmon fillet in an amazing curry sauce. Serve it all over some rice with veggies and you have a simple, yet gourmet, meal on the table. If you’re wondering about kids and salmon or kids and a spicy curry…don’t fret. Salmon is super mild fish and it really absorbs the curry flavors well. Also, you can totally control the ‘heat’ on this one by using less curry paste or even adding a sweetener to the sauce to tone the spice down. But how the recipe is written, I’d call a -3 on a Thai restaurant spice scale. *wink*
- Maple Dijon Salmon – this recipe could not be simpler. Maple syrup, dijon mustard and salmon. Served with your favorite side dishes for an easy-peasy dinner.
- Minestrone Soup – Classic Italian comfort food, prepared for the freezer. So when it comes time for dinner, you literally dump it all into the saucepan or pot and let it warm up. Just before dinner, you can stir in the pasta noodles and let them cook for 8-10 minutes and dinner is served. Love this soup with a big ole hunk of hearty loaf bread.
- Pasta Puttanesca – A rich, tomato-based sauce with white wine, black olives, and capers…see why I call it rich! Prepare the sauce for the freezer, then you can reheat it while the pasta is cooking and you’ll have dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less! *fist bump*
To make this super simple and easy for you, every FreezEasy Meal Plan contains recipes, a variety of shopping lists, assembly notes, assembly instructions, assembly video and printable labels sheets. You’ll have these 10 meals put together in no time…well, about an hour to be exact! 😉