I am mostly putting this here for my reference - so I can remember what I did and how it worked for the next time! But, David recently asked me to help a family member with meals for the freezer. And, here is what we came up with together.
I found some great divided containers at the grocery store that worked well for smoked sausage and veggies. Two bags of fresh veggies steamed in the microwave and two packages of sausage cooked on the griddle divided up to be enough for six meals.
One batch of Pasta Fagioli soup made eight containers. And, I made Southwest Chicken Salad. One package of fresh chicken breasts and a can of black beans made six portions that I froze in ziploc bags.
I sliced, buttered and sprinkled with garlic one loaf of french bread. And, made individual chicken pot pies. By making this recipe, I was able to make eight mini pies and then one big one for our family.
Hopefully this will help remind me and maybe even help someone else who has the opportunity to serve another this way! I thought it was very affordable too as I spent about $60 total which included the containers I bought this time and food for dinners for one month!