Freezer Meals ~ Menu Planning ~ Healthy Recipes ~ Weekly Meal Planning ~ Meal Ideas ~ Healthy Meals

Join me as I work in the kitchen preparing our favorite freezer meals! Thanks for watching and enjoy! LINK FOR RECIPES: …

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  1. Cynthia Amitrano March 11, 2020 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    I love the way you make your meatloaf in a cake pan. I never thought of that. Excellent idea. This week I made beef burritos and cream of chicken wild rice soup. Next week I'll make Sarmas and beef barley soup. Sarmas are cabbage rolls made with sauerkraut and sour heads. I use regular cabbage as sour heads can be pricey. Plus I prefer regular cabbage. If I get lazy I just make a cabbage casserole. I love it. I love cabbage period.

  2. Cynthia Amitrano March 11, 2020 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Soup made with rotisserie chicken is terrific. I also boil the carcass and skin to make a chicken broth. It's a bit darker but very flavorful. Thanks for sharing. I make sure I have a homemade soup in my refrigerator, sandwich fixings or egg salad, veggies, a starch of some kind and a protein like a chicken, pork, or beef dish. I usually have a selection of at least 3 kinds of homemade cookies and bars and sometimes a pie or cake just for guests. The little kids love rummaging through my cookie jars. Three cookies that last and taste better as they age a bit are homemade Russian tea cakes, sugar cookies made with oil and butter and toffee bars which I keep refrigerated. All cookies made with butter, not margarine. Love your channel, Mary. I hope you don't mind when I add my routine. I absolutely love to cook, but baking is my forte. I'll probably be asked to bring dessert for Easter dinner as well as a jello salad of some type. I think this year I'll make a kringle for dessert. It's always a favorite.

  3. Mary, this was great! I have been doing the same pretty much since hubby retired and it sure helps. I get tired of trying to figure out three meals a day so I make large batches of chicken and tuna salad for sandwiches and I keep hard boiled eggs on hand always. I too, made a huge bath of chicken alfredo and spaghetti and meatloaf and keep that handy. I have been freezing my overripe bananas and making 3 and 4 loaves of banana bread at a time and freeze a couple. Hubby has a good metabolism and mine, not so much so he has a large appetite. LOL Often I wrap the tuna, chicken salad or egg salad mixture into a large lettuce leaf and wrap it instead of using so much bread. I need to do the waffles as your niece did also as he would like that. It seems like a lot at one time but with the insta pot and all it is quick and easier. I also want to do your mini pizza's. Good idea as well………I like to make extra rice for the left overs I can use an egg and mix it up for breakfast etc. and make rice cakes with butter and syrup. So much food but it sure comes in handy in saving me time when I get onto a project and hate to stop when I am making progress on house work or busy sewing etc.
    Thank goodness for larger refrigerators and freezers! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for more ideas and inspiration. Love your channel. I should get the grandchildren over and let them help so they can get a good handle when they start to college etc…….LOL That is easier said than done though with their busy lives.
    Blessings to you and tyfs

  4. Great video Mary! I live alone, so itโ€™s hard to motivate myself to eating food/cooking food! Are usually just snack on stuff that is not healthy! Maybe make myself an avocado/Swiss cheese on a pita. But I do have a lot of food prepared and frozen that I know I can make meals with! Iโ€™m going grocery shopping tomorrow, so iโ€™ll definitely take advantage of this video and try to do some meal planning for myself! Thank you so much, I think youโ€™re such an amazing woman! Thank you for inspiring so many of us in so many ways! PS, Iโ€™ve been wanting to make banners/signs for my home and my son and his girlfriends home. I have to brother scan and cut, but Iโ€™ve been debating on getting the silhouette that you have. Iโ€™m hoping maybe you can do a few more videos on it since I am petrified of machines of any sort! LOL thank you again, Liz Cape Cod Ma ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฅ‘๐ŸŒ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿง‡๐Ÿ—

  5. Many empty nesters and seniors complain about cooking for two. I don't because I still can and cook in large quantities so I only have to actually cook 2 or 3 times a week. Hint: if you chill your prepared foods well in the refrigerator before putting in the freezer the foods don't get ice crystals on them. I also line Pyrex casseroles with plastic wrap before filling, chill and freeze and pop them out into a Zip lock. That way I use the same 3 dishes over and over, just take it out of the freezer in the morning, put it the dish in the fridge to thaw.

  6. Hi Mary, I agree would be nice to prepare meals ahead. I cook everyday, no package foods for us. I do enjoy cooking. Thx

  7. You probably know this but heating in the micro wave is not healthy in plastic containers….I use just glass bowls.
    Iโ€™ve been making extra meals to freeze for during the summer when you come in from working outside and your tired…just heat and eat.
    I cook pasta and freeze it for add on later. Great not to have to boil the noodles

  8. This is what I did when I had a young family. One trip a week to the grocery store was all I could manage

  9. Thanks Mary! I needed some meal inspiration. Cooking isn't my favorite and just coming up with meal ideas is half or more of the battle!

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