Fun stuff happened this weekend: I made freezer meals!
So I’m teaching a freezer meal class in early June; and I had to come up with a freezer meal session that my students could take home and do themselves. In order for them to make these meals, I had to do it first!
I made a total of 11 meals which we’ll probably eat for the next two weeks. And the best part is: I had a lot of the ingredients at home already! I didn’t have to buy any meat or tortillas, which helped dramatically with the cost.
If you’re wondering how I did it all, don’t worry- Not only will my students receive this, but you will too! As soon as I finish it all, you’ll be getting a copy, so keep an eye out!
So because I didn’t have to spend much money on the freezer meal supplies, I had a lot left over to buy a few things- like ten pounds of strawberries. Yep. It was either pay $10 for 10 pounds of strawberries, or $8 for a 4-pound bag of frozen berries at Sam’s Club.
I washed, chopped, and froze 8 pounds of the strawberries and kept the other two for snacking. The frozen ones go great in my yogurt parfaits!
Here’s what else I bought this week:
Entenmann’s Bakery Outlet
2 loaves Sara Lee Artesano: $.50 each
2 loaves Brownberry Sourdough: $.50 each
1 package Bagel Thins: $.50
1 package Brownberry Kaiser hamburger buns: $.50
Total: $3.00. Most of this went into the freezer!
5 cans black beans: $.49 each
4 cans diced tomatoes: $.35 each
2 cans crushed tomatoes: $.65 each
2 cans refried beans: $.75 each
Tomato paste: $.39
Greek yogurt: $3.49
Pineapple chunks: $.75
2 containers cottage cheese: $1.59 each
Hot sauce: $1.99
Grape tomatoes: $1.79
Almond milk: $1.69
Yogurt tubes: $1.55
Brown sugar: $1.29
Sliced cheese: $1.79
Turkey snack sticks: $3.49
2 dozen eggs: $.58 each
2 packages broccoli: $1.49 each
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.29
Bananas, 2.47 pounds: $1.09
5 2-pound containers strawberries: $1.99 each
Crystal Light box: Free from a Kroger digital coupon
Enchilada sauce: $1.87
Peanut butter: Free from a Kroger digital coupon
Hershey syrup: $1.99
Kroger deli ham: $2.50, used a $.60/1 digital coupon
Dish soap: $5.99
Weekly Total: $68.12
Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.
Hawaiian Chicken, rice*, roasted cauliflower
Bean and cheese burritos* (Tortillas purchased last week), roasted zucchini, strawberries
Pasta* with Spaghetti Sauce, chicken sausages*, frozen green beans*
Black Bean Soup
Sloppy Joes, roasted potatoes* and broccoli
Easy Egg and Cheese Casserole
Deli ham, sliced cheese, strawberries, Gogurt, Carrot Cake Muffins
What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!