Eating from the Freezer Menu Plan

It’s Monday again and time to plan our menu for this week. For this week’s menu plan we’ll be eating many of our meals from the freezer.

We need to eat down our stock of food in the freezer so I can defrost it.

Menu plan with recipe links

Having meal packs or meals in the freezer ready to go makes getting dinner done so much easier for me. Plus it save me money, here’s how.

When I see meat on sale, I’ll plan which dishes I’ll make and make meat packs for those dishes. I have meat pack plans for chicken and one for pork loin that I use often. These meat pack plans aren’t ones that take you hours in the kitchen to prepare. Now both of them will make 6-8 meat packs in about an hour.

I purchase the meat on sale, make the meat packs and then I have about 8 meals ready to be cooked in my freezer. And I only have to handle the yucky raw meat once, also saving me time on clean up.

This week 5 of our meals will be items that start in the freezer.

I’m preparing pulled pork from a pork shoulder roast I made and froze the leftovers. Pull pork can be really inexpensive to make when you find pork shoulder roasts on sale.

I’m using packs of the precooked chicken for two dishes. The artichoke chicken and mushroom chicken.

I’ll also be using the hamburger patties we have in the freezer, we have quite a few since I purchased a whole box of hamburger patties when I couldn’t find any ground beef when I went shopping.

Using so many meat packs from the freezer makes for an easy cooking week for me. A little prep time when you get meat on sale can save you time getting dinner done all month long.

Here’s what’s cooking at our house this week,

Dinners

This is a simple and easy creamy chicken mushroom recipe. It’s a one pot dish that is great for the summer because you cook it in the skillet. It’s equally delicious served over pasta or rice and it can be made dairy free too.

Mushroom Chicken (with chicken from freezer) over Egg Noodles, Salad, and Fruit

Pancakes, Sausage, and Eggs

Ham (from the freezer), Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

Hamburgers (ready made patties from the freezer) and Baked Fries

Artichoke Chicken over Egg Noodles, Salad, and Fruit

Pan Fried Pork Chops (cut from a pork loin), Salad, and Mashed Potatoes

A yummy salad that is so good on a hot summer day. Try this easy coleslaw recipe.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches(extra pulled pork I packaged for the freezer) with Coleslaw and Macaroni Salad

Lunches

Leftover Most Days

Hoagie Sandwiches with Chips and Fruit

Brown Bag Burritos, Chips, and Salsa, with Salad

Breakfasts

I know in the fall, when there’s newly picked apples to be had, I love to make apple recipes. There is just something about fall and apples. This mini apple muffin recipe is really delicious. I added a nut crumble topping to them to add a little crunch and extra flavor. This recipe can be made dairy and egg free too.

Toast and Eggs

Waffles, Sausage, and Eggs

Muffins, Sausage, and Eggs

I would love to hear what’s cooking at your house this week! Please scroll down and leave me a comment with your menu plan below.

Where to find more menu plan ideas for this week.

Do you need help planning your menu? Find my menu planning tips here with a free printable menu planner page and here for my frugal menu planning tips.

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2 thoughts on “Eating from the Freezer Menu Plan”

  1. How nice to have a freezer full of things to use for later! This week we’re having a favorite, BBQ Meatballs, as well as breakfast for dinner and take-out pizza (my easy night!).

    Hope you have a good week 🙂

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