Around this time each year I spend my time stocking the deep freeze in the basement.  I started this years ago when I was teaching, I would double &Stocking the Deep Freeze triple dinner recipes through the months of August and September and then fill the freezer.  This is such a huge help to our family during the school year.  Our nights have become crazy & hectic with sports, scouts, and other various activities, and some evenings I just can’t seem to get my act together.  Meal planning has been a huge help, and reduced stress.  And now that I have meals in the freezer I can pull out it makes our crazier evenings much more manageable.

Here are a few of my favorite meals for Stocking the Deep Freeze:

Skillet Red Beans

Homemade Pizza

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Truckstop Chili

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Skyline Pie

Fresh Vegetable Soup


Tailgate Casserole

Slow Cooker Chicken Burritos

Slow Cooker Italian Meatsauce

Black Beans (for burritos, pizzas, and more!)

Sausage & Fennel Pasta Bake

Lemon Basil Pasta Bake

Here are some other fun things I freeze for easy meals & snacks:

Banana Bread

Homemade Pesto

Mini Egg Frittatas




Bourbon Slush

Pudding Shots

What are your freezer meals to prepare?