Let’s Talk About Freezer Meals

As I sit here wondering what on Earth I’m going to prepare for dinner tonight (breakfast? salad? pizza?), I’m reminded of how much I loved the freezer meal workshop I hosted a few months ago at my house (and how much I can’t wait for my next one over the summer).  The whole concept of preparing healthy meals in advance has always been something that I, in theory, have really always loved.  In practice, however, I find that I’m really bad about taking the time to sit down, plan out every meal that would actually work in the freezer, find the recipes, print them out, prepare the food, blah blah blah blah blah.  If you’re anything like me, just reading that last sentence overwhelms you a little bit (okay, a lot) but that’s exactly why I love what Wildtree has to offer.  The entire process, from start to finish, of a freezer meal workshop with them only takes a few hours.  That includes the time you’ll spend at the grocery store (with a prepared list- thank you 8 pound 6 ounce baby Jesus) and the time you’ll spend putting it all together for your freezer.  There’s no guess work, which is good for me.

I enjoyed the workshop I hosted and the few weeks of dinners that came from it so much that I wanted to share my thoughts on the product with all of you (you’re welcome).  So I asked my friend Jenny (I feel like we’re friends now, I mean we have made like over 10 meals together ;)) to send me some details about Wildtree to share with all of you. Take a look:

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When I hosted my freezer meal workshop, there were four other adults (including Jenny) in my kitchen. It was pretty intimate (read: small space) but I really enjoyed the whole feeling of community in preparing the meals.  It truly was a fun couple of hours making jokes, talking about the food, and enjoying the company of my guests.  The fact that we each went home with healthy, prepared meals and enough product to replicate most of the recipes at least once was an added bonus to the fun.

Also, I kind of felt pretty bad ass for the next couple of weeks after my workshop.  I was able to prepare really delicious, healthy, amazing meals for my husband and none of it was the usual thrown together stuff I do on a regular basis.  I’ll admit, I was all like “Move over, June Cleaver!”  That is, until my freezer meals ran out and I realized that maybe I’m not really the perfect 1950’s housewife…but it was fun to pretend for a few weeks.

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If you’re interested in hosting your own Wildtree workshop (which I highly recommend) and are in the Kansas City metro area, I’m sure Jenny Pickett would LOVE your business! You find her online anytime though this website or by phone at (816) 785-2004.

*This is NOT a sponsored post- I enjoyed my experience so much with Wildtree that I wanted to share it with each of you.

Succulent Sundays: Homemade Stuffed Peppers (Recipe!)

I will never forget the day I was accused of being obsessed with green peppers. A friend of ours, who was also moving to the area, lived with us when my husband and I relocated to Kansas City after college. I took on the responsibility of cooking for the three of us and made a lot with green peppers. What can I say?! They’re delicious. Every time I make something with them, I think of this friend. So, G.L., this one is for you! A crunchy, munchy, melt in your mouth recipe for stuffed green peppers. From start to finish, this should only take you about 30 minutes. You’ll want to pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees before you begin. Don’t forget to compost your green pepper scraps when you’re done!

Homemade Stuffed Peppers

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 3-4 Green Peppers
  • Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese (~1 cup)
  • 8oz Tomato Sauce
  • Mexican or Spanish Rice (I used Uncle Bens)
  • 1 lb Ground Beef

Stuffed Peppers Recipe Under 30 Minutes

You’ll want to “gut” the green peppers (cut off the tops and use a spoon to take out their insides) before washing them. Set them aside for later.

Stuffed Peppers Recipe

In a large skillet, brown your beef (then drain before adding it back into the skillet).

Once drained, combine cooked rice (per the directions), beef, and tomato sauce. Stir.

Oven Baked Stuffed Peppers

Place your hollowed out peppers onto a baking sheet, stuff them (what kind of ‘stuffed peppers’ would these be otherwise?!), and top with cheese.

Stuffed Pepper Recipe In The Oven

(yummm! Cheese!)

Crunchy Stuffed Pepper Recipe

Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. The peppers will be softer than raw but still crisp (and delicious!).

Stuffed Pepper Recipe

Serve and enjoy!

Homemade Stuffed Pepper Recipe