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

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Tailgate Casserole

Slow Cooker Italian Meatsauce

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

Sausage & Fennel Pasta Bake

Lemon Basil Pasta Bake

Easy Chicken Pot Pies

Baked Chicken Fajita Recipe 

Copycat Chipotle Recipes (Michael preps this in bulk and freezes for easy dinners!)

Cincinnati Chili Spaghetti Pie

Truck Stop Chili

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

Banana Bread

Homemade Pesto

Mini Egg Frittatas


Homemade Soft Pretzels



Hanky Panky Recipe

Bourbon Slush

Pudding Shots

What are your freezer meals to prepare?