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Monday, June 15, 2015

What I've been doing


Yesterday I showed you what Bob has been working on.  I thought I should show you that I wasn't just sitting around while he worked!  :)
Our freezer isn't frost free, so every year I have to defrost it, before I start filling it back up.  It's not a fun job, but it feels great to have it done, and have everything all cleaned out!
I also spent a day making freezer meals.  You can see some of them on the top shelf.  On days that I know I'm going to work late, it's so nice to have something that's ready to pop in the oven if Bob makes it home before me.
I made Chicken Enchiladas, meatballs, Rigatoni, BBQ Chicken, Chicken Enchiladas and Chicken with veggies and brown rice.  I made 2 meals of each recipe, so I'm stocked for a while!

24 comments:

Betsy Brock said...

Ooh...I love your meals all stocked up! So smart and I think it's fun to do that!

I still have that chore of defrosting the freezer to do....need to use up some more things first but certainly this summer I will get that done! My Harry left it open a few times and the frost is THICK! haha.

Mildred said...

I admire you. It's hard work but makes the days you work late so much easier. Hope your week goes smoothly.

Linda E said...

You are a wise lady in having those meals ready and in the nice defrosted freezer! Sleep good.

Deb said...

Cleaning and stocking the freezer is on my summer to-do list also. I need to get going on it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Joyful said...

You are very organized. Your freezer looks terrific and the fact you have made meals ahead is awesome and good planning.

Jenny said...

Good grief! I'm lucky if I know at noon what we will be eating on any given night. You are so industrious and so clever. It's been eons since I heard of anyone defrosting anything! I remember those days. xoxo

Amy at love made my home said...

It is so nice to be able to just pull something out of the freezer isn't it, you are very organised!! xx

Sally said...

You are one smart cookie, that's for sure! I can imagine how nice it is to come home with dinner in the oven. :)

xolxo

Simply Linda said...

Your freezer sure looks better than mine/ours. I love how you premade things. Have a good day Mari. Blessings

Michelle said...

Your freezer meals sound delicious!

Sola Scriptura said...

You inspire me! I should do the same in making freezer meals as I think it would be very helpful to us once our bundle of joy arrives ;)

Carrie B. said...

Such a smart idea Mari!! It all sounds wonderful too. I love how beautifully stocked up it is in there too - you can easily see where everything is located. Great job hard working Lady. Now sit back and enjoy the rewards of that hard work. ;)
xo

Cherdecor said...

OOh ! You are so well organized and goal oriented! I do well to fix one meal a day. I cooked a chicken yesterday and made mashed potatoes and chicken gravy. I saved half the chicken for a Wild Rice dish for today. I thought I was doing well until I read your blog when I slapped myself on the forehead and fainted! You are somethin' else, dear friend.

Terri D said...

You are definitely an inspiration! It takes discipline to get those meals prepared ahead of time. Much more healthy than buying ready-made at the store. It's been a long time since I had to defrost a freezer! I remember what a chore it was though!

Kerin said...

Oh what a nice feeling that must be; to have everything organized and meals ready.

We used to have a freezer that we also had to defrost periodically, then it conked out on us. The new freezer defrosts itself now ...yay!

Smiles :)
~K.

Jean Stauffer said...

Good for you!! It's been a long time since I've done freezer meals in bulk. Not sure if I could ever find a day to do that or if my plantar fasciitis would even let me do it. As it is, I struggle to get through four or five hours on my feet at Anthony and Lori's on the days I do food prep for them. I'm trying all the things that helped before, but so far without results. )-:

White Lace and Promises said...

Give me your chicken enchilada recipe. I think I have the ingredients to make it.

Justabeachkat said...

Smart girl!

Hugs,
Kat

LL Cool Joe said...

You've reminded me that our freezer needs defrosting too, the only thing is it would be refilled with lovely home cooked food like yours!

Bethany Carson said...

Your frozen meals sound so delicious!

Jennifer said...

Good for you, Mari. It all looks very nicely organized and those freezer meals make life sooo much easier.

Dianna said...

Great job with the freezer meals! They are fantastic! I remember what a job it was to defrost the freezer...especially when it was a chest freezer. Yours looks awesome!

Kimberly Hoyt said...

A freezer and a crockpot are a working woman's best friends :) Your freezer is very organized!

Brenda said...

I love cooking freezer meals. It is well worth upfront time to do it.