Meal Planning: What’s Left in the Freezer

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This week my friend Crystal and I are wrapping up our Eat from the Pantry adventures and getting ready for a new one: February Freezer Cooking Days. No, life is never boring around here. But, keeping my family well fed in a timely manner is one way that I can simplify our life, save money, and enjoy “life as MOM.”

One of my goals for the Pantry Challenge was to be able to defrost our deep freeze. It’s almost empty. And, if the incessant rain and lower temps we’re experiencing here in Southern California will take a break, I’ll be able to unplug that baby for a day or so before I fill it up again.

This week “the plan” is as follows, always subject to change.

Beef Ragu over Pasta, Green Salad, Whole Grain Rolls
Roast Chicken, Quick Seasoned Rice, Green Salad
White Chili and Cornbread
Pasta with Red Sauce, Steamed Veggies, Focaccia
Chicken Cacciatore, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Carrots
BDAY Dinner: Grilled Ahi Tuna, Rice Pilaf, Green Salad
Pizza Night
Pancake Night

What are you eating this week? If you’re looking for more meal-planning inspiration, visit I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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  1. Wow! Those are some yummy looking pancakes!

  2. I am going to be looking for some low fat recipes as I am trying to recommit to weight watchers. I love stir fry and chicken taco salad. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I m going to make recipies contains chicken and potato my family love it
    going to try your roasted chicken recipe

  4. pancake night! what a fun idea for the kids! Cuz who has time to make them at breakfast any more?

  5. I LOVE breakfast for dinner! Good for you for enjoying pancakes for dinner. Frugal and fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. What a great idea! I can’t wait to read all about it:-)

  7. I can’t wait for the Feb. Freezer Month. I finally have some room in my freezer thanks to the clean out from this month!

  8. We’ve been doing the Pantry Challenge here too… and our freezers are also almost empty! However, hubby commented today (I have only told him about the challenge this week) that the meals have all been good – we haven’t had any flops!

  9. I have been loosely following the Eat From the Pantry Challenge and it has helped me soo0oo much! I have a lot of food storage and the more that I really worked on it the less I went to the store this month. My storage is mostly everyday stuff and needs to be rotated so I did just that. Thank you for your wonderful site. I really enjoy it daily and have recommended it to a few friends.

  10. I’ve been following you and Crystal for awhile and have participated in Eating From the Pantry. But one month wasnt enough for me! My freezers and pantry have a SMALL dent in them. I was very much looking forward to doing my first freezer cooking, but I am going to have to hold off for [at least] another month! Thank you for inspiring me to use what I have!

  11. I have been reading your blog for some time now, and just want you to know what an encouragement you are. It’s such a nice break from all of the “deal” blogs and local friends’ blogs I read…. I call this my “mom” blog – no funny stories from family and friends, no deals, just a break for me to read about trying to be a better mom, wife and housekeeper. So, thanks!

  12. I’m not sure who LOVE’S pancakes for dinner more, my kids or me! Hubby makes the Best pancakes so I just sit and watch!

    I’m excited to join your Freezer Cooking Day. I usually make at least 1 meal a week specifically to freeze 1/2 and eat 1 meal from the freezer as well. It will be interesting to see how the cooking marathon works out. I think I may focus on your shredded beef, sides, and breakfast foods, I make the muffins & waffles ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for everything!

  13. wow…looks like a great week!

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