October 21, 2012

Recipes that freeze well will certainly take the stress out of the question "What am I going to make for dinner?" This easy freezer recipe can be made over the weekend and simply popped into the oven during the week. Recipes that are easy to freeze will allow you to enjoy quality time with your family. Try freezing dishes that are complete meals and there is no need to add any side dishes except perhaps a salad and you've got a healthy meal good to go. Let's take a look at one easy to freeze meal.

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

1 box refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1 beaten egg + 2 tbsp water


2 tbsp of flour
2 tbsp of butter
3/4 cup of milk
1 cup of chicken broth
2 lbs of shredded cooked chicken
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
Seasonings to taste

1. Make white sauce by melting butter and adding flour.
2. Stir for 1-2 minutes being careful not to burn.
3. Add the milk and stir to thicken.
4. Add broth, chicken, vegetables and your choice of seasonings.
5. Roll out 1 pie crust and place in 9" tin foil pie pan.
6. Put chicken mixture into the pan.
7. Roll out the second pie crust and place on top.

For serving the same day: Brush the crust with the egg/water mixture and bake for 30-35 minutes in a 375° oven.

For Freezing: Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer.

When you are ready to bake put the pie straight into a 375° oven for 40 -50 minutes until done. You can brush with the egg and water mixture at about the halfway point.

Now you have a dinner ready to serve, just pick up a prepared salad at your local supermarket and you have healthy meal. This is much healthier than falling into the fast food habit. It's like making your own fast food only better!

There are many easy freezer recipes that can be prepared on weekends. A great time saver during the week for a busy family. It is well worth the effort to prepare several meals ahead of time just get your family involved and have a cooking day. Healthy and homemade these meals are guilt free. Take a little bit of stress out of your life by preparing easy to freeze meals.

The Best Cooking Guide for Freezer Meals is available at Frugal Mom. Check it out! Cooking in quantity and freezing saves a great deal of money and is worth the small investment of time to free yourself during those rush hour weekdays!

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