September and October have been super busy for us so we haven’t been able to do any freezer cooking in quite a while, luckily we already had a freezer full of homemade meals, but we’re down to having not much left in there at all – and of course all of the kid favorites are already gone. We decided we’d better get a few meals thrown together before we get desperate so we took a part of a day over the weekend and made large batches of a few quick and easy recipes that we knew the kids would love. I spent $65 on 20 pounds of meat – half ground beef and half top sirloin – and ended up with fifteen meals for the freezer:
Mongolian Beef (4)
Beef Fajitas (3)
BBQ Meatballs (3)
Italian Meatballs (3)
That’s just $4.33 for each meal for my family of seven, which equates to a whopping 62 cents per person. We’re also planning to do a couple more recipe batches for the freezer to try to fill it back up including some more garlic bread (2 large loaves for $3 will make 4 meals worth for the freezer), and we’re going to do a pizza night next week and make a bunch of extra pizza dough to store in the freezer.