Four of my friends and I got together and decided we would cook and swap freezer meals. We are all busy moms who want to cook each night for our families, but sometimes it’s difficult at the end of the day to get a home cooked meal on the table. This seemed like a great solution for those busy nights!
The 5 of us each cooked 2 different meals. We each made 5 of each meal so that we could keep one for ourselves and then swap the other four. We did this for both dishes we cooked, so we each made 10 meals total.
I dated and labeled each of the bags so that everyone would know what was in the bag.
If there were any special instructions for thawing or warming our dishes, we included those on the foil or bag.
We all met this morning at Sara’s house and swapped meals! These were the other 8 meals I received from my friends. I now have 10 meals total including my spaghetti sauce and taco soup! How great is it that I can have 10 nights off from cooking this month??!! I am thrilled about it!
Along with the meals I made, we have homemade lasagna, chicken enchiladas, turkey and black bean chili, three cheese baked pasta, taco meat, southwestern egg rolls, chicken chili and chicken spaghetti.
I think this is something we will continue to do on a regular basis! It only required a few hours in the kitchen and resulted in 10 nights that we don’t have to spend in the kitchen. I think it’s a great trade off! :)
I linked most of the recipes we used for our swap, but here are few more recipes that we have made at our house that also freeze well.
Hope you all have a great Friday!