Thursday, January 8, 2009

Freezer meals

My sister introduced me to Saving Dinner. You can purchase menus complete with shopping lists at a very reasonable price. My favorite Saving Dinner product are the Freezer Meal packages. Each one has 5 menus that can be put together and frozen - then assembled and cooked in short order.

In 2007 my sister was undergoing chemo and radiation for breast cancer. I went to her house and we made up a bunch of freezer meals in duplicate so we each had 25 meals all ready to go. A few of the meals were not so popular at our home but for the most part everyone liked them. Here we are in her kitchen slaving away. It was really quite a production!

My sister got the idea that we needed to do this again - except now she is in a 3 bedroom apartment and has a kitchen about half the size of what she had before. So she will come here next weekend and we will do another bunch of freezer meals.

Of course, that picture was pre- Weight Watchers online and losing almost 25 pounds (and keeping it all off over the holidays, even losing a pound or so from Thanksgiving to New Year's!). A nice thing is the saving dinner menus include WW points. I purchased some new menus for this round - and one is the Healthy Heart menus. My sister started Weight Watchers online this week so we will be using the chicken, fish and healthy heart plans this time.

Here is a picture from Christmas of the three sisters.
I am the middle one. One sister is 15 years older than I am and the other is 19 months younger. The younger sister is the one who is coming to make the freezer meals. We have 4 brothers (the youngest is deceased).

My weight loss is not so obvious in that photo but I can sure tell by my pants! Some of my pants are so baggy I look like a clown. Just a few more pounds and I am going to buy me some new clothes - I have less than 10 pounds to lose to meet my goal but I may try for more just to keep up with my sister :-)

2 comments: said...

Sounds like a good idea. Don't think I could fit that many meals in my freezer, though.

Mary C said...

That could be a problem. The plans are for 5 meals each so you would not have to do 25 at a time. The idea is to buy the meat when there is a good sale and then use it as you need to. Fortunately we have a chest freezer but I am going to have to make sure to eat up some of the things in there to make more room.