Welcome to Week 1 of my 4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Challenge! Through the month of November I’m challenging us to fill our freezer with all sorts of meals to help get us through the busy Christmas season in December. Wouldn’t it be great to not have to worry about cooking as much?
Each week will be a different theme: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Desserts/Snacks. That way you’ll have a well-rounded freezer full of delicious food! I’m seriously so excited about this because my December is always jam-packed with activities.
Here’s what you should expect from me for the next four weeks:
Guidelines For 4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Challenge
1.) Every Sunday for the next 4 weeks, I’ll post a list of the 5 meals I’ll make that week. I’ll also include a free printable grocery list.
2.) I’ll publish 5 recipes every week of what I’m making, for a total of 20 recipes. They’re all pretty easy and a lot of them require the same ingredients, so that’ll help cut down on costs.
What You Can Do to Participate
1.) Print out the grocery list every week and check the blog Monday through Friday for the recipes. This post will be updated with the recipe links, too.
2.) Make your own recipes instead. I know a lot of you have different dietary needs and may need something different, but I’d still love for you to participate! You can also substitute ingredients as needed.
3.) Share this post with your friends! If you know anyone who would benefit from having a full freezer, don’t hesitate to let them know about this challenge.
4.) Make sure to keep track of what’s in your freezer as you fill it. I’ve created a FREE Freezer Inventory Sheet for you to download and stick on your fridge:
4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Week 1- Breakfast Recipes
Whole Wheat Waffles (Doubled)
Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal (Doubled)
- 6 cups white whole wheat flour
- 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 5 cups rolled oats
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 15 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 teaspoon salt
- 16 eggs
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 7 ¾ cup milk
- 2 cup applesauce
- 3 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅔ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup honey
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 2 pound ground sausage
- 3 cup shredded cheddar
- 10 flour tortillas
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 1 cup raisins
- 5 bananas
- 8 Gallon-sized freezer bags
- 10 sandwich bags
- A marker for labeling bags
I’m super excited to get started with this! Will you join me? Leave me a comment and let me know how you’ll participate!
Other Posts in “4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer” Series
–4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Week 1- Breakfast
–Whole Wheat Waffles (Day 1)
–Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal (Day 2)
–Breakfast Burrito Packs (Day 3)
–Morning Glory Muffins (Day 4)
–Healthy Breakfast Sausage Balls (Day 5)
–4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Challenge Week 2- Lunch
–Freezer Ham and Cheese Pockets (Day 6)
–Slow Cooker Mexican Burritos (Day 7)
–Pepperoni Pizza Pockets (Day 8)
–Santa Fe Chicken Frozen Lunches (Day 9)
–Cream Cheese Chicken Chimichangas (Day 10)
–4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Week 3- Dinner
–Freezer Friendly Baked Penne (Day 11)
–Turkey Chili (Day 12)
–Freezer Sloppy Joes (Day 13)
–Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas (Day 14)
–Red Chicken Enchiladas (Day 15)
–4 Weeks to Fill Your Freezer Week 4- Snacks/Dessert
–Peanut Butter Energy Bites (Day 16)
–Cinnamon Banana Muffins (Day 17)
–Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (Day 18)
–Freezer Chocolate Chip Cookies (Day 19)
–Carrot Cake Cookies (Day 20)