In theory, I really like this idea. However, after shopping the other day for my meal, ham and potato soup at Costco, I am not sure how I am going to feel about it. It seems like it is going to be expensive, even after finding ham at a good price at Costco, as well as getting everything else pretty good, my meal is going to cost $9.40. The meals usually feed between 4-6 people. So you can see our household is already going to have a problem. I can flush the meal out with bread and a salad, but that just adds to the over all cost.
Because we generally don't buy meat and eat only the venison we get each year, I am nervous that this will increase my food budget a fair amount. And I am trying to decide if the increase in cost, which I haven't confirmed yet, is worth it for different meals that help me stay out of a food rut. We'll see.
And I am hoping to do another freezer meal with a friend where we make like 20 meals a piece in a weekend of crazy cooking together. I think I am going to like that option a little more because we can decide together what to make and she also has 7 in her family so we can theoretically go the "cheaper" route and do bulk things that feed a lot of people for comparatively little money.
Has anyone else ever done something like this before? I have a sister in law who does a lot of this and seems to really love it, but I think she does it on her own and not part of a group. But I guess if I was left by myself to do this I probably wouldn't. Doing it with other people forces me not to procrastinate and thus it will actually get done!
And here is a website that give recipes and directions on how to do your freezer meals, I admit that I haven't looked at it a ton, but there are lots of recipes on there, and they sound super yummy. Plus it appears that she has been doing this for a long time so that is always a bonus!
Once A Month Mom