Ok, so it’s not Freezer Meal Friday but no worries because I’m sharing some recipes anyway. Think of it as a bonus. It was sort of a forced thing…you see I’ve had 40 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast waiting for me to do something with it. I usually buy my chicken from Zaycon Foods but the local market had a great deal I couldn’t pass up.
When I bought the chicken it was in the teens and 20′s outside so I just put the box out on the covered back porch to await some free time to do something with it.To my glee and dismay it’s been getting much warmer lately. Glee because it’s wonderful to feel the sun again and see something other than dingy white piles of dirty snow, and to my dismay because my walk-in freezer (back porch) is no longer freezing. That leaves me with my inside freezer space which doesn’t have much room for 40 lbs of chicken. What to do, what to do?
So I was left with the option of carving out some ‘free time’ to take care of that chicken. Since it was a holiday, all the kidlets were home and so we took advantage and had our 6-month dental check-ups. After that, Dad took the kids to go miniature golfing (with the rest of the world…because it’s a holiday) and I came home to enjoy my ‘free-time’.
My original plan was to bottle the chicken but I decided against that in favor of throwing together some marinades for the chicken so that we’d have some awesome Freezer meals ready for the Slow cooker (if you haven’t discovered the joys of a slow-cooker, you are in for a crazy-mom-brain-cell-saving gadget). There are times when you want something other than a shredded chicken something for dinner.
inherently lazy overworked mom that I am, I sat down to rest and found my way to pinterest for some easy marinade recipes. I could have found the exact recipes in my cookbook cupboard, but that would have been more work. I found a new pin that had enough variety and saved me a bunch of checking around. Most of recipes are found here in this post from Overthebigmoon.com and we’ve had before, I’d just put them in the crock-pot fresh instead of freezing them first.
I love that in less than an hour, I was able to have 12 meals ready to go for my family…they like to eat, remember this post about that? Just think, that’s 12 different days that I don’t have to think about dinner…a very stressful part of my day. I’m always looking for EASY, fast dinners. What is your go-to dinner when time is short?