Family Dinners When You Are In A Rush

Spring sports have begun over here.  And it always puts me into a tail spin trying to balance where each kid needs to be and when, feeding them, finding the time to clean up, do homework and actually get some sleep.  It’s craziness!  But I have 2 words that changed the game plan for me – freezer meals.  I am not kidding!  Thaw them out the night before, plop them into a crock pot or one single pan, and dinner is ready in no time.  So it can be a grab and go kind of thing.  And everyone still gets the healthy meal they need to rock it out on the field!

The easiest way to do freezer meals, in my opinion, is to double a batch of something you are already making and toss the leftovers into the freezer.  I do this all the time with things like chili or chicken soup.  A family favorite is my marinara sauce.  All you need to do is thaw it out, toss in some store bought meatballs and heat it up.  Pour it over pasta and you are done.

Casseroles also freeze well.  I found this Taco Casserole recipe and can’t wait to try it!  My kids love tacos so this would be a hit.  And we all know that lasagna makes a super easy and freeze-able meal.  There’s another one to try.

Now, here is the best one of all…..

Have you ever heard of Wildtree?  It is a healthy and easy way to prepare meals for your family, when you are in a hurry.  The founder of the company found herself creating sauces and spice mixes to meet the needs of dietary restrictions in her home.  And she wanted to be able to prepare meals quickly without all the gross stuff in them (over processed, hormone infused stuff).  What ended up happening is others wanting her mixes and sauces and then a company was born.

My wonderful friend, Wendy became a sales representative for Wildtree and now I’m hooked.  She recently helped me prepare 10 freezer meals using Wildtree products that I can just thaw and throw in the crock pot.  Dinner will be ready whenever you need it and I know that it is all done with preservative free products.  Wildtree sells freezer meal kits that they will ship to your door.  All you need to do is the grocery shopping and the chopping of the fresh ingredients.  Then follow the enclosed directions for preparation and toss them into the freezer.  It took me about 2 hours on a Saturday afternoon and I have 10 meals.

You can also order spice mixes.  My favorite is the beef stroganoff mix.  It takes minutes to prepare and it is delicious.  There are so many other spice mixes and sauces that I can’t name them all, nor have I tried them all.  I am a big fan of the sweet onion jam as well.  I could put that stuff on tree bark and it would taste good!

So if you are a super busy mom who is concerned about the food you put into your family, I encourage you to try this.  And just so you know, I was not paid to do this.  I really am thankful that my friend Wendy introduced this company to me and the meals really are easy and delicious.  But if you do order anything through the links provided, you will be ordering from my friend and she will earn some $$.  She is a busy teacher and mom of 3 so she really deserves it!


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