Once A Month Meals Giveaway: Win a 1-Year Pro Membership Subscription to Simplify Your Meal Times!

Want to fill your freezer and free your schedule? Then you’ll love today’s giveaway from one of my favorite online resources, Once A Month Meals! Once-a-month cooking is a wonderful way to keep your freezer stocked with ready-to-eat meals. All you have to do is pull them from the freezer, heat them up and you’ve got a nourishing, home-cooked meal on the table for your family. The problem, however, lies in being able to find recipes that convert to freezer cooking, making grocery lists, and […]

40+ Freezer Meal Recipes

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer The afternoon and early evening can be a stressful time in many homes. Keeping kids happy and getting dinner on that tables, all while being fatigued from the day, can be difficult. To tell you the truth, I don’t make dinner at dinner time if I can help it! Instead, I do the most work intensive parts of dinner prep at other times. Freezer meals help cut down on some of the burden and are a great time saver for busy moms. A well-stocked […]

Freezer Cooking for the Busy Mom (Two Hours and Ten Meals? Yes, Please)

A common sentiment when it comes to eating real, whole, from-scratch foods is that (while we know they’re good for us) they can be time consuming to prepare. It’s a real deterrent for a lot of people who want to eat better, but feel they just don’t have the time and energy to do it. I totally get that. As I shared in my “day in the life” post this week, my life is often busy, and at times, it’s downright hectic. There are many […]

Cook More Real Food: Join Me For Some Freezer Cooking!

Today is the day to put so much of what we’ve been doing throughout the Cook More Real Food event into practice! I will be spending most of today and tomorrow (Mon/Tues) in my kitchen, cooking up a whole lot of food. The point? To fill my freezer with plenty of good stuff to help make cooking whole foods, from scratch, more of a reality in the day to day busyness of life as a mom and homemaker. I know that many of you have […]

Cook More Real Food: Let the Freezer Cooking Begin!

I hope you’re all as excited as I am to spend conclude this Cook More Real Food Event by spending some concentrated time cooking and baking, in order to fill my freezer up with easy, real food meals and snacks! Before I share my cooking list and plan for the day with you, here’s a question that I was asked on Facebook yesterday: …For your monthly freezer cook day, you are going to do it during the week–what do you do with your kiddos? I […]

Cook More Real Food: Make a Meal Plan

So far during the Cook More Real Food event we’ve completed inventories of our pantry and of our freezer, and now it’s time to get really practical and a make a plan for what we’ll actually eat with all those foods! Your Tasks This Week Are: 1. To do a quick 5 minute or less inventory of your fridge. Honestly, this should be fast. Just scrawl it on some scrap paper if you like. Don’t write down your fridge staples (soy sauce, lemon juice, etc.) […]