Monday, May 23, 2011

Freezer Cooking Day (Take 2)

Once again this weekend a good friend of mine and myself got together for a big freezer cooking day.  The boys (her son and Deacon- they're 2 months apart) didn't want the day to be super easy and although they were trying at times we managed to finish up a 1/3 of a month's worth of dinners!  We each tackled 3 recipes and split up/doubled (well quadrupled) batches where it was easy.

We each ended up with the following:

Chicken Pot Pie
Balsamic Chicken Sandwiches
Chicken Spaghetti (2 dishes worth)
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells (3 dishes worth)
Chicken Picadillo (2 dishes worth)
Chicken Enchiladas

My freezer as of last night (the bags were freezing flat)

And although it is a LOT of work in one day were learning… next on our priority list is to do more of the little prep the night before and start earlier so we don't push so far in to nap times.  Were figuring it out- one month at a time but man it's sure making life easy.  Again, I wish I would have done it sooner!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

First Party Decoration is UP!

I am trying to get as much done as possible now so come party time there is less on my 'to do' list.  This is the first sign/decoration that is up.  Below it will be the Goody Bag table.

Sorry the lighting is not so hot... I took it on my phone.

18 Weeks 2 Days

First thing in the morning- prior to eating (-:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Easy Custom Candy Cupcake Toppers

These are the cupcake toppers I made for Deacon's Airplane Party.  I of course recorded a "how-to" but I wanted to give you guys a sneak peak (-:  I will post the video soon!

"Freezer Cooking"

This is something that I thought a ton about a while back yet I never got serious.  Then a few weeks ago my girlfriend and I each made a few meals, swapped and we have been enjoying them since.

Can I just say why in the world were we not doing this sooner?!?!?!  I am almost mad at myself for it!

We each finished our last little cooking day with 4 meals to enjoy for about a month's time.  Well, they're gone.  I feel spoiled, lazy and madly in love with homemade meals ready to go in my freezer!

We plan to meet again and have a bigger cooking day on 5/22.  In the meantime I am going to start working on doubling some meals [and freezing half (or more)- I have done this in the past and it is so easy]!

                These are my White Chicken Chili Enchiladas… it will be interesting to see how they freeze!

If you haven’t done this- DO IT! 
And if you do, do you have any tips, ideas for yummy meals, etc? 

Were still new at it but what could beat hanging out with a really good friend, letting your children play & keeping your hands busy cooking for the month ahead?  I am telling you… this is a MUST DO!  (oh and the new recipes we are sharing are awesome!)

I am anxiously waiting for our next day and this time we will each go home with 8 meals (-;