As a new mom of a three week old, I am on the lookout for quick and easy meals. We have been very fortunate to have many friends and family come to visit and bring lunch and dinner for us. But, at some point I knew we would to need to get onto our own two feet and I was going to need to get back in the kitchen. Last weekend…that happened. I went to the grocery store…by myself. While I didn't love it, it did feel good to have a little normalcy and a reason to put on clothes besides yoga pants.
My mom watched the baby while I shopped and made these awesome freezer meals from Tastefully Simple. I was so excited to get the Tastefully Simple Tonight Collection in the mail! It was seriously like Christmas morning. Here is what came in the package
Tastefully Simple Tonight Collection, starting at the left, Artichoke and Spinach Warm Dip Mix, Pot Roast Slow Cooker Soup Mix, Vidalia® Onion Dressing, Simply Salsa™ Mix , Mama Mia™ Marinara Sauce Mix, Bountiful Beer Bread Mix®, Perfectly Potato Cheddar Soup Mix and Creamy Buffalo Dip Mix.
I made a few of the freezer meals last weekend starting with the Mama Mia French Bread Pizzas and the Italian Pasta Casserole. I modified things just a bit but it only took about 20 minutes to whip these two recipes up.
Garlic Garlic™ because I love them and had them both on hand. **Note that they do not come with the Tastefully Simple Tonight Collection**
Mama Mia™ Marinara Sauce Mix.
Italian Pasta Casserole I just added cooked pasta to the pizza mixture
Vidalia Honey-Glazed Chicken Thighs but I subbed chicken breasts. This recipe was super easy, just mixing up a few ingredients and pouring over the chicken in a freezer bag!
I also prepped Mom's Sunday Pot Roast. This was the easiest with mixing the Pot Roast Slow Cooker Mix with water and pouring over a chuck roast. Easy, easy!
I couldn't wait to try the Mama Mia French Bread Pizzas so we made them this week. Seriously, they only lasted 2 days in the freezer before we dug in! They worked so well too! I just took them out of the freezer the night before and put them in the fridge. The night we ate them, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and placed them on a cookie sheet. Into the oven for 20 minutes and out came…
Overall I was extremely impressed by the Tastefully Simple Tonight Collection of freezer meals. I was able to make 6 of the 10 meals in an afternoon while my mom snuggled our sweet little girl. I have to say, it worked out pretty perfectly.
**DISCLAIMER: I was provided products and compensation for creating this post. However, all opinions are honest and are my own. As always, you can't buy my love, baby.**