Hey y’all! So, knowing that we’re going to be adding to our brood has made me want to prepare for the oncoming cluster of busyness that I know will ensue once Indy graces us with his presence. Because of that, I’ve been trying out freezer meals/crockpot freezer meals so I can determine what we like months before Indy’s due date. This way I can make a bunch of meals and take a few weeks off from “cooking” until I feel better/healed.
A Facebook friend (who also has a blog! Check it out here!) does a lot of freezer meals and posts them regularly on FB. One stood out to me (because she said all of her kids loved it and it was a huge hit) so I decided to try it out! Its freezer*/crockpot Beef Stroganoff!
Here’s what you need:
~4 cups ground beef or 2 lbs cubed beef stew meat (I used ground turkey, because health.)
~1 cup sour cream
~2 cans cream of mushroom soup
~1 packet onion soup mix
~2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
~2 tablespoons minced garlic cloves
~ 1 cup chopped onions (I used frozen, because laziness.)
~1/2 cup water
~egg noodles (to serve with the stroganoff)
First, brown your ground beef (or ground turkey) and toss it into your crockpot. Then, add everything else.
Stir and then cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Before serving, cook egg noodles (I used whole grain twirly noodles) as directed on the package, drain and serve!
I actually didn’t get a picture of the completed recipe because I was RAVENOUS by the time Huff the Hubs got home and I didn’t realize I needed a picture until after everything was cleaned up!
But, trust me when I say that it was REALLY good! And SUPER easy! Plus, it made the house smelly yummy. Huff the Hubs loved it and even asked, “Hey, is there any leftover? I want to take it for lunch tomorrow!”
I will DEFINITELY be making this “freezer meal” when Huff the (new)Babe gets here!
*To make this a freezer meal, toss everything (except egg noodles and water) into a gallon size freezer bag and freeze. The night before, set it out in the refrigerator to thaw. Then, dump everything into the crockpot (plus the water) and cook on low for 4-6 hours! Cook your egg noodles before serving and bam! You’re done!