I have even set up Zach's childcare for while we are gone. We are lucky to have a great friend with a boy Zach's age. She has already babyproofed her home (she also has an adorable 2 month old boy! Her kids are the same age apart as my boys will be) so that's one less thing to worry about while he's there. She also already has all of the necessary things that a baby may need, so no need to lug over tons of supplies. We are very grateful for her help, and will be providing her with lots of food and snacks for the boys and her. I think Zach will eat her out of house and home if we didn't!
In my research on freezer meals and arrangement of them all, i've learned a lot. I've learned about the shelf life of freezer meals (most can last up to about 6 months!), and most importantly I've learned that I LOVE freezer meals! I haven't yet made any of these meals, but the idea behind them is genius. I even found one woman who does this once a month, and lives off those foods for a month! She cooks once a month and then has more time to spend with her family during the rest of the month! What a great idea! Unfortunately, with the kinds of foods we eat, that's a bit more difficult for us to do. But for the most part, I plan on adopting this new style of cooking into my routine, even far away from now.
|The whole bottom shelf and part of the top have freezer meals!|
|That's a lot of meals!|
|And i'm not done yet!|
Cilantro lime Chicken
I will be focusing the next few weeks on more freezer meals. I will be doubling my dinners for freezer meals, making waffles, and making a few marinade bags. Did you know you can freeze chicken in a marinade and then just de-thaw it the day you're going to cook it? As it de-thaws, it marinades! We love marinading chicken. Every Sunday night we have chicken and veggies and the left over chicken is used on salads and in sandwiches during the week. I will try to post the finished product that is our freezer. Boy do I wish I had a deep freezer right about now! If we extend, I may have to buy one soon!
Comment/Message me if you want any of these recipes. They are all gluten, grain, dairy, and sugar free. They are also mostly organic. Basically, they're Paleo and very healthy! Only the healthiest ingredients for my family!