Freezer Meals / 5 Easy Recipes and Prep

Having a freezer full of delicious homemade prepared meals is truly a blessing!  I have always tried to stock my freezer with meals I could pull out the night before for dinner the next day when time is short.  In today's video I am sharing some great freezer meal recipes, my process to make it all so much easier and the supplies I rely upon to get the job done!  This time I have a new twist; I am preparing meals to send with my college kids as they head back to school.  Individually proportioned freezer meals from home can be so comforting for those hungry college kids far from home!    Recipes and details below!


Freezer Meal Recipes:  

Crock-pot Barbecue Chicken

4lbs skinless boneless chicken breast
Salt/Pepper/Garlic Powder/Mrs. Dash
One bottle barbecue sauce
1/2 cup water
Place chicken in cold crock-pot.  Season well with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Mrs. Dash.  Add 3/4  bottle BBQ sauce and water.  Turn crock-pot on high and cook for 4-5 hours.  When done shred with 2 forks and let cool a bit to thicken up.

Veggie Chili

This Pioneer Women recipe is the best veggie chili recipe that I have ever made.   The full recipe can be found here: Veggie Chili Recipe

Chicken Soup

4-5 celery stalks chopped
One med onion chopped
3 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 cup white wine
48 oz chicken stock
3 cups vegetable stock
Fresh parsley to taste chopped
fresh dill to taste chopped
3-4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
2-3 shredded cooked boneless skinless chicken breast
5-6 sliced carrots
1 1/4 cup Stellina pasta

In a large stock pot in olive oil and one tablespoon of butter saute celery, onions and garlic until translucent.  Add wine and cook 2 more minutes. Add chicken and veggie stock, chicken and carrots and bring to a boil, cook until carrots are tender.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer until pasta is done. 

Turkey Chili
World's Easiest

3lbs ground turkey browned
Large jar of Pace Picante sauce
28oz can crushed tomatoes 
Package of taco seasoning
1 can of black beans
1 can of red kidney beans
Sugar to taste (about 2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon parsley
1 teaspoon of basil
1 teaspoon of red hot pepper flakes

Transfer browned ground turkey to a large stockpot.  Add remaining ingredients stir well after each addition.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat simmering for 40 mins stirring occasionally. ( Told you it was the world's easiest chili recipe.)

Baked Ziti
To make one pan, deep dish approx 11x7

1 lb box ziti cooked according to package directions
Favorite homemade tomato sauce recipe or 2-3 jars sauce
16 oz container ricotta cheese (whole milk or part skim)
16oz bag of Italian shredded cheese blend
s/p  Garlic Powder Dried Parsley flakes

Spray pan with non stick cooking spray.  Mix ricotta cheese with s/p to taste, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp parsley flakes, set aside.  Combine cooked ziti with tomato sauce.  Cover bottom of pan with  a thin layer of tomato sauce, cover bottom of pan with half of the cooked ziti and sauce.  Using a spoon spread the ricotta cheese over pasta until well covered.  Add the other half of the pasta and sauce.  Add more tomato sauce if desired and cover the top with shredded Italian cheese blend and sprinkle additional dried parsley flakes on top.  Cover with tin foil and bake in a 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.

Thank you so much for spending some time with me today in my kitchen!  I hope you will leave me a comment below and be sure to subscribe to My Bashful Life on YouTube for more great ideas!

I will be linking with these awesome blogs this week: Foodie Friday  Simply Sweet Home BFF Open House Link Party  Sincerely Paula
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Homemade Febreze

Did you know that you can make your own room refreshener?  Well, you can and you probably have everything you would need in your house right now!  If you have kids and pets you probably use a much febreze that I do.  Making your own room refreshener is super easy, always smells great and even will save you a few bucks or two.

Homemade FEBREZE

2 tablespoons of laundry scent boosters
Empty spray container
Hot tap water

In your empty spray container pour about 2 tablespoons of laundry scent boosters.  Fill the spray bottle with hot tap water. Shake and let sit for 10 minutes until the boosters have dissolved.  

Can't get much easier then that!  Please leave me a comment and let me know if you give this a try and what you think.  I hope you will subscribe to my YouTube channel My Bashful Life.  I share many more organizing and decoration ideas you may enjoy.

Thank you so much for spending sometime with me today and until next time I hope you love the life you have!

I will be linking with these wonderful blogs this week :  Classical Homemaking  Keeping It Simple  The Scoop  Our Home Away from Home  Show & Tell  Silly Pearl  Wow Me Wednesday  Ducks In A Row

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Craft Room Tour and Desk Organization

Today I take you on a tour of one of my favorite rooms in my house; the craft room!  Plus I give you 5 Organizing tips to help keep all your craft supplies stored away.  My craft space is a reclaimed room that was once used by many of my kids as a bedroom at one time or another. This room was empty since my son went off to law school and we decided to create a space where I can store my MANY craft supplies, work on projects and prepare lesson plans for school.  I am very happy with the results and it has proven to be a wonderful space to find some quiet time.

I had many requests to give a desk organization tour.  I am very fortunate that my craft room has so much organizational space that I only have to keep essentials in my desk.  In the video below, I take you through my desk and show you how I keep everything organized and at my finger tips!


Thank you so much for watching today and I hope you will visit me on YouTube at My Bashful Life where I share more great organizing tips, recipes and decorating!  Thank you for spending some of your day with me and until next time, I hope you love the life that you have and I will see you soon!

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I will be linking with these wonderful blogs!  Classical Homemaking
WOW us Wednesday  Snickerdoodle Sunday  Sincerely Paula Inspiration Monday Jembellish Makers Link Party Moonlight and Mason Jars  Brag About It Link Party Welcome Home Wednesday  Home Matters Linky Pretty Pintastic Link Prty

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Christmas Clean-up

Every year I get so excited to decorate for Christmas.  I love getting all my Christmas storage containers out and I will spend days decorating my house.  I love it!  When Christmas is over and the last gift has been given, I am not so excited to take down all out Christmas decorations.  Mostly because I have added to my collection over the season and I know that not everything will fit back into their containers like it once did.

In this video I give you some get tips for organizing your Christmas decorations, storing your decorations and wreaths and also preparing for next year.  

I hope that you find some ideas that will help you get your decorations organized and stored away.  Thank you so much for spending some time with me today and I hope you will leave me a comment and let me know if you have any great tips for storing your Christmas Decorations.

I hope you love the life that you have and I will see you next time!

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Welcome 2017!

Happy New Year Everyone!  What a wonderful holiday season!  We all spend so much time preparing for Christmas every year and I am always surprised at how fast the days fly by!  Our holiday this year was one of the best we have had!  Our home was full of friends, family and food!
In the videos below I share some ways that we prepared for the holidays this year.  Although these days are busy, I am grateful for the happy times we shared!

I hope you enjoy watching my Holiday House Tour and please leave me a comment below and let me know what your favorite part of the holiday season is at your house!

Thank you so much for spending some time with me today and I wish all of you a very Happy New Year and may 2017 be full of many blessing for you and your family!

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