A few months ago, my friend Lindsay got the idea to throw a freezer meal party. I was so bummed I wasn’t able to attend the first one because I heard it was a blast! So, I knew that I was going to make the next one, by hook or by crook. Lindsay sent out another message to some friends and fellow moms about hosting another one at her house, and the day and time worked out perfectly and I was able to go!
What in the what is a freezer meal party, you ask? Basically, everyone picks a freezer meal recipe (or really any recipe that can be made and then frozen – hello, Pinterest!), you bring enough ingredients to quadruple the recipe, everyone meets at someone’s house with their accoutrements, you cook the meals, wrap them up, and then everyone leaves with four already prepared meals to stick in the freezer for later!
I realize you’re thinking… uhhh, you go to a party to COOK? How is that fun? I can’t even begin to explain how much fun it was! I didn’t even really realize I was cooking. It was just a bunch of girlfriends, hanging out, having some yummy drinks, laughing, chatting, catching up, and cooking! We had so much fun, that we are going to make it a regular, monthly thing! And I’m pumped, because the next one is going to be at our house!
The daddys keep the kids, moms hang out, cook, and play! In some ways, my twenty-year-old self is smacking me in the face and laughing at my severe case of domestication, or something. But honestly, I don’t even care. I love it. I love where I am right now. Domestication and all.
I will also say, I’m now totally on a freezer meal kick and want to make ALL THE FREEZER meals. I read that this one woman only cooks one day a month! WHAT?! I don’t think I’m that ambitious… yet, but we shall see. Haha! Never say never?
I made this recipe for Quesadilla Casserole (surprise, something Mexican!) I hope it’s good, because I didn’t even take home my own recipe. Everyone else’s looked so good.
Here are some pics from the day:
Cooking up a storm
Bahaha my (adorably pregnant) friend Whitney is going to kill me for posting that picture on the left. Love you, Whit!
Dani cutting chicken…
Browning allllll of the ground beef
So many delicious meals!
What about you? Have you and your friends ever thrown a freezer meal party? If not, you totally should! It’d be perfect for an expecting mom, or even just anyone who doesn’t love cooking every night of the week. Don’t forget to bring the gallon ziploc bags or disposable casserole dishes!