A 7-Day Plan of Easy Freezer Meals
Find yourself pressed for time in the evenings? Here are a week's worth of mouthwatering mains that can be made ahead and stored in the freezer until needed.
Monday: Mini Pork Pies
“As a child, I discovered my love of pork pies. I used to help my father deliver oil on Saturdays, and we would stop at a local place to have the meaty pastries for lunch.” —Renee Murby, Johnston, Rhode Island
Get the recipe for Mini Pork Pies.
Tuesday: Tart Cranberry Chicken
“My husband loves chicken when it’s nice and moist, as in this recipe. I serve it over hot rice with a salad and warm rolls. The ruby red sauce has a wonderful sweet-tart flavour.” —Dorothy Bateman, Carver, Massachusetts
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Wednesday: Forgotten Jambalaya
“During chilly months, I fix this slow cooker jambalaya recipe at least once a month. It’s so easy…just chop the vegetables, dump everything in the slow cooker and forget it! Even my sons, who are picky about spicy things, like this easy jambalaya.” —Cindi Coss, Coppell, Texas
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Thursday: Sloppy Joes Sandwiches
“You’ll love this quick, easy and economical homemade sloppy joe recipe. Brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness, both for traditional sandwiches on buns or as a down-home topping for rice, biscuits or baked potatoes.” —Laurie Hauser, Rochester, New York
Get the recipe for Sloppy Joes Sandwiches.
Friday: Pizza Meat Loaf Cups
“Fix and freeze these moist little meat loaves packed with pizza flavour. They’re great to reheat for an after-school snack or quick dinner on soccer night. My family likes to drizzle extra pizza sauce on top.” —Susan Wollin, Marshall, Wisconsin
Get the recipe for Pizza Meat Loaf Cups.
Saturday: Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili
“Pork sausage, ground beef and plenty of beans make this chili a marvellous meal. I keep serving-size containers of it in my freezer at all times so I can quickly warm up bowls on busy days.” —Margie Shaw, Greenbrier, Arkansas
Get the recipe for Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili.
Sunday: Zippy Chicken Enchiladas
“Leftover chicken gets an awesome makeover in this rich and creamy casserole. This colourful dish is loaded with flavour. It’s a nice change of pace from beef enchiladas.” —Julie Moutray, Wichita, Kansas
Get the recipe for Zippy Chicken Enchiladas.
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