Large Family Freezer Cooking

Large Family Freezer Cooking

Homeschool Review Crew Freezer Meal Plan Membership {MyFreezEasy}

Recently through the Homeschool Review Crew we received a Premium Annual Membership to MyFreezEasy to help with our large family freezer cooking.  Our Freezer Meal Plan Membership gave us access to many meal plans including specialty ones like the gluten free that we need!

With our membership we are able to have access to meal plans.  Most meal plans include five recipes.  Our membership allows us to customize meal plans as well.  This is great for me since we also have some tried and true favorites that I like to freeze and have on hand for meals.  A huge selling point for us on this program is that each recipe includes modifications for making them gluten and dairy free.  Since we have two little girls who can’t have dairy this is great for me.  It means that when I’m doing our large family freezer cooking I don’t have to do that all on my own.


Large Family Freezer Cooking



Meal Plans

There are different meal plans to choose from including Traditional meals, Gluten Free meals, Clean Eats Meals, Chicken Only Meals, Ground Beef Meals, and Slow Cooker Meals.  Also different months may bring different plans, for instance in October there is a Pork only meals as well.  I primarily browsed and used the Gluten Free meals, Clean Eats Meals, and Slow Cooker Meals.  I could also see us using the Ground Beef meals in the future as we buy half a cow and get quite a bit of ground beef to use in casseroles and such.

Large family freezer cooking can seem daunting.  Now, you can’t just pop onto a meal plan and follow it to the letter and get a meal for your large family with this plan.  You are going to have to do some multiplication as well but it’s not that difficult if you’re used to making meals for a large family.


Large Family Freezer Cooking



What We Used

For the month of October some of the Clean Eats meals are really good!  We made the Paleo Chicken Taco Salad and it didn’t even make it to the freezer.  By the time I was done with the prep I’d decided it was supper because I wanted to eat it ASAP!!  I did go back and make some to freeze as well.  This recipe is written to serve 4 so I multiplied it by 3 to get to 12 servings which is enough for our family of 11 eaters.  Baby doesn’t count yet since he’s still only 4 months old!

A recipe from the Clean Eats meals that went straight to my freezer and is going to be coming out on Wednesdays to go into the slow cooker is Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Vegetables.  It was super simple to make and easily put in the freezer. The directions show you how to make two meals of four servings each so I just multiplied again by three so I could make two meals of 12 servings each.

I’m greatly enjoying this program and think most families can benefit from it.  It’s so nice to have meals in the freezer ready to go.  Simply take one out the night before you need it and tada you’ve got supper ready to go the next day.  The only planning involved is getting it out of the freezer!  I love that this program also provides the labels that you need for the dishes as well so it’s easy to tell what you have in the freezer and how to prepare it.

Learn More

If you’d like to find out more about large family freezer cooking of the MyFreezEasy membership please go to the main Homeschool Review Crew blog and check out all the linked up blog posts.  You can also find MyFreezEasy online on facebook, instagram, and pinterest


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Tuesday Good Eatin’ Recipe Hop 7/8 #goodeatin


It’s that time again!

Time for the Tuesday Good Eatin’ Recipe Hop!

Are you ready for some new wonderful recipes?  I know I am!

Welcome to the Good Eatin’ Recipe Hop
Add your favorite recipe!

Every Tuesday join in and add your favorite recipe. If you would like to post the hop on your blog…comment below and we will gladly send you the html. 

We are bloggers that love to cook and love to eat great tasting food!

Join Us!




Tuesday Good Eatin’ Recipe Hop 7/1 #goodeatin

Are you ready for this weeks Tuesday Good Eatin Recipe Link Up!!!??
I know I am!
Welcome to the Good Eatin’ Recipe Hop
Add your favorite recipe!

Every Tuesday join in and add your favorite recipe. If you would like to post the hop on your blog…comment below and we will gladly send you the html. 

We are bloggers that love to cook and love to eat great tasting food!

Join Us!

Love seeing the recipes everyone adds to these links!  
I’m thinking I need to try someone else’s recipe each week and then check back in the next Tuesday with what we thought of it!
Stay tuned for next week and my top pick!



Cavemom’s Cooking by Anne Hoelz Cookbook Review

Cookbook, Paleo - Cavemoms Cooking, simple paleo meals, Print Version

Sometimes we say we still live in the “Stone Age” but really we’re just joking, or are we?  Did they know something we don’t?

This Cavemom’s Cooking cookbook not only shows and shares some great and healthy recipes, but it also shares about Anne and her son.  Her journey began with her son being born and his health problems.  I have not had to deal with a child having seizures or the extremes that she has, but I have had to deal with kids having some of the other issues.  We have food allergies in our house which I’m sure you’re aware of if you follow this blog.

While we are not Paleo, we do have a gluten free and dairy free lifestyle.  I have experimented with Paleo recipes before and have found some that I love.  I also love some GAPS recipes and of course gluten free recipes.  Her recipes are ones that we can easily cook and enjoy.  They are simple, they are delicious, and they are good for you!  I really like the simple part.  As a homeschooling mom, simple is good.  I know not all of you homeschool, but you probably say as a _____________ mom simple is good.  So whether you’re just a busy mom, a mom of many, a working mom, or not even a mom, sometimes you just want a simple good meal to feed your family or even just yourself.

The print version of this cookbook(what I received) can be purchased at Greenchild Creations Etsy shop.  The shop also sells cloth diapers and soaps as well as other things that would make great gifts!  The print version of the cookbook can be purchased for $22.95 and is 125 pages long.  It has some great photographs in it of the recipes she has fixed.  I made several of these but my pictures don’t even compare!

You can also purchase a digital cookbook of the Cavemom’s Cooking if that is how your prefer your cookbooks.  I love mine in print so that I can mark them up and dog ear them and feel the papers.  I’m a bit old fashioned, but it is just the way I am.  I love the smell of paper and ink.  Books are special to me.

I’m afraid we didn’t try out the recipes with brussel sprouts. . . . . long story but it involved my husband looking at the cookbook and saying if I fixed brussel sprouts he might hire an attorney. Guess he doesn’t like them!  I personally have never had brussel sprouts so guess that is something I will need to try in the future along with turnips.  Yes I was deprived as a child.

Oh yum!  See doesn’t that look wonderful!  Who ever would have thought you didn’t have to eat potatoes to have “mashed potatoes”?  Oh yum yum yum!  And did you know you can add lots of yummy things into these potatoes without them tasting off and the kids will love them!?  Oh yes it’s great!

The cookbook isn’t so much a cookbook but a story.  A story that keeps going.  A story that will continue in a second volume if the rumors are true.  This is more than just about eating good foods and keeping our kids healthy.  This is about how to heal our bodies by what we put in them instead of just covering up the symptoms with medications.  I’m of the lets not use medicine unless necessary viewpoint.  We don’t use a lot of medicine here.  I have a little girl who can’t even have tylenol because it gives her hives. . . . why would that happen you ask?  Because of the red dye they put in the tylenol.  So instead of making her better, it makes her worse.

I hope you like what I’m sharing about Anne Hoelz’s cookbook.  Please take a moment to go visit and check it out yourself.  I think you’ll find that you need a copy too.