Last month we had an epic time in our freezer cooking club. Once again, I did not get a photo. One of these days, I’ll get a picture of my sweet friends that I “party” with each month. We spent about 90 minutes completing this month’s menu. We all left happy and with our arms full of meals to fill our freezer.
My tips for a successful freezer cooking session with this menu:
-Have one person buy all the groceries.
-Cook the chicken (for the Taquitos) in a roaster before the cooking session.
-Get subs if more than two people are absent.
-Break into partners and tackle one recipe at a time. (You’ll have four groups going each time.)
Here are the recipes that we used this month. I’ve included the ingredients below each recipe. I multiply each recipe by 8 since we have 8 in our group. You will want to adjust this number accordingly.
Grab you some friends and plan your first freezer cooking party today!
No Peek Beef Stew by Thriving Home Blog (This is a favorite of our group!)
2 lbs. stew beef
1 can of green beans
1 can of tomato soup
1 can of cream of mushroom
Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin by Thriving Home Blog
1 1/4 Pork Tenderloin
Buffalo Ritz Chicken by Simply Made with Love
1 lbs. chicken tenders
1/4 c. buffalo sauce
1/4 c. ranch dressing
1 sleeve Ritz crackers
Chicken Pot Pie by Meal Planning Magic (Each recipe makes 2 pies)
1 c chopped carrots
1/3 c. butter
1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 c. chicken broth
1 c. evaporated milk
2 c. canned chicken
1 c. frozen peas
4 unbaked pie crusts
Chicken Taquitos by Sunday Supper Movement
3 c. cooked chicken
8 oz. cream cheese
4 oz. can green chilis
1 1/2 c. pepperjack cheese
20 small tortillas
Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef by Thriving Home Blog
3-4 lbs. beef roast
1 c. beef broth
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
1 T. worcheshire
1 T. soy sauce
1 T. honey
1/2 t. red pepper flakes
1-2 t. all natural steak seasoning
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Plan your Freezer Cooking Party today! You won’t regret it! Check out this article for guide on Why You Should Start a Freezer Cooking Club or How to Start a Freezing Cooking Club. Now that you’re ready, you can check out these plans.
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