I am in my student teaching class room
observing and volunteering.
I am taking 3 graduate school courses,
working part time at a retail chain,
and fitting in my dapperhouse endeavors.
Oh yea, then there is the children, carpool, husband,
house, dog, meals….sleep, shower & eat.
Overwhelmed? Yes. I am.
So, I thought that I would take a day (or two) and meal plan
some freezer dinners that I can toss in the crock pot when I
leave in the mornings.
I found a blog called Frugal Family Recipes where
I chose from based on reader recommendations.

Then I made a master grocery list, crossed off the ingredients
I already had, and went shopping.
I did NOT use coupons because I am not in the habit of figuring
out the crazy good coupon deals. (real tears of jealousy)
And, I was in a hurry and on a mission but I did use sales and specials.
I went to a few different stores for lower prices on different items.
(these pictures dont show everything I purchased including the fresh food and veggies)
I spent around $250.00 for the meals and I spent a literal entire day
preparing the food to freeze. I ended up with 14 frozen entree meals.

And a very messy kitchen…

This is what I made from the Frugal Family blogsite

  • Crock Pot Swedish Meatballs
  • Pepperoncini Roast Beef Sandwiches
  • Bean Soup
  • Potato Tacos

  • Crock Pot Pizza (2)          (I cut SO many potatoes and onions…

                                                  but the crying wasn not from my burning eyes….
                                                              I just really hate cooking.)

  • Sweet and Sour Sausage
  • Slow Cooker Orange and Rosemary Chicken (2)
  • Cheesy Crock Pot Potato Meal (2)
  • Shipwreck Casserole w/ cream of mushroom soup
  • Shipwreck Casseerole w/ Rotel and tomato sauce

  • Holiday Brunch Casserole ( 2 – no mushrooms, one with ham & one with bacon)

Now we will see how my family likes or dislikes these new recipes!
If I can remember to take them out of the freezer at night to thaw a little
before putting them into the crock pot in the morning it will surely be a miracle.

           Wish me Luck.  

I will let you know what my family thinks of the recipes as we try them!
Hopefully most of them will be worth making again!


  Jenny at dapperhouse

! Have a Fabulous Day ! – Jenny at Dapperhouse