Family Friendly Recipes

Creamy Italian ChickenBy Ginny's TeamMake sure you can have comfort food at any time with creamy Italian chicken, frozen way ahead of time and then made in a slow cooker. You only need a gallon zip top bag and four simple ingredients: boneless chicken breasts, a package of cream cheese, dry Italian dressing mix, and a can of cream chicken soup. Combine it all together and then let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! We love how rich and flavorful this creamy Italian chicken is, and how the ingredients are all affordable and easy to find at any supermarket.
Country BBQ RibsBy Ginny's TeamPrepare to be amazed by simply delicious—and simply easy!—country BBQ ribs. Just get your hands on a gallon zip top bag and two—count ’em, two!—easy to find ingredients. Combine country style pork ribs with barbecue sauce in the gallon bag, and set it in the freezer for any time from a few weeks to a few months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! These country BBQ ribs have all the flavor of a summer barbecue on the farm with none of the usual effort that goes into making delicious ribs.
French Dip BeefBy Ginny's TeamMeet the easiest, most comforting meal you’ll make all winter: French dip beef. You only need a gallon zip top bag and two simple ingredients—yes, only two! Just combine four pounds of beef chuck roast and two cans of beef consommé soup in the gallon bag, and then let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! This French dip beef practically falls apart on the plate, and is just the right amount of tender and creamy.
Berry BBQ ChickenBy Ginny's TeamBerry BBQ chicken is the best way to get the taste of winter without the any of the chilliness! You only need a one-gallon zip top bag and four basic ingredients: boneless chicken breasts, a can of cranberry sauce, Catalina salad dressing, and an envelope of Lipton onion soup mix. Combine it all together and then let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! The slight tang of cranberries adds an element of interest to this berry BBQ chicken.
Sweet and Sour Pork ChopsBy Ginny's TeamWe turn to these sweet and sour pork chops again and again, and it’s not hard to see why. It only takes a one-gallon zip top bag and five simple ingredients to make: boneless pork chops, apple cider, apple jelly, chicken broth, and balsamic vinegar. Combine it all together and let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! We love the mix of apple jelly and chicken broth in these savory sweet and sour pork chops.
Sweet Ginger ChickenBy Ginny's TeamWhen it comes to easy meals that you can make ahead of time, nothing beats this sweet ginger chicken recipe. You only need a one-gallon zip top bag and five simple ingredients: chicken breasts, honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Combine it all together and then let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! We especially love this sweet ginger chicken for the combination of sweet honey and salty soy sauce.
Slow Cooker FajitasBy Ginny's TeamHaving weeknight slow cooker fajitas has never been easier with this recipe that makes it easy to just have the right ingredients on hand! All you need are two one gallon freezer bags and a handful of easy to find ingredients, like beef round steak, diced tomatoes, onion, pepper, and spices. Combine it all together and then let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! Slow cooker fajitas are a great way to feed a crowd, and an even better way to add a little spice to an otherwise boring weeknight.
Teriyaki ChickenBy Ginny's TeamTeriyaki chicken is a quick and easy dinner, especially freezer meal style! All you need is a one-gallon zip top freezer bag and two ingredients: chicken breast and a bottle of Teriyaki sauce. Combine the ingredients in the bag, and let freeze for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! The sweet and sour nature of the teriyaki sauce, with its combination of soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and more, will make this teriyaki chicken mouthwateringly delicious after a few hours in the slow cooker.
Taco MeatBy Ginny's TeamOn the nights when no one can agree what they want for dinner, everyone will be able to settle on tacos; but of course, you’re going to need taco meat first! That’s why we love this freezer recipe, which lets us always keep some taco meat on hand and cuts our mealtime prep down on those busy weeknights. You only need two ingredients, ground beef and taco seasoning, and three one gallon freezer safe bags. After you cook the ground beef and taco seasoning per the directions on the package, simply divide the ingredients between the three bags and let freeze for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! And don’t forget the other taco essentials beyond the taco meat: shredded cheese, lettuce, salsa, and sour cream. Enjoy!
The Best Chicken EverBy Ginny's TeamGet ready to be amazed: the best chicken ever only requires five ingredients and half a day in the slow cooker. All you need is a one gallon zip top freezer bag and a handful of standard ingredients: boneless chicken breast, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, red wine vinegar, and some salt and pepper to taste. Combine it all together and then let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! We can never decide on what the best part of the best chicken ever really is: the tang of the red wine vinegar? The sweetness of the maple syrup combined with the Dijon mustard? The way the chicken marinates in the slow cooker? Either way, everyone agrees: it’s delicious!
Freezer Pulled PorkBy Ginny's TeamMake sure you always have a classic dish on hand with freezer pulled pork. You only need a gallon zip top bag and three basic ingredients: pork roast or tenderloin, an envelope of pulled pork seasoning, and a bottle of barbecue sauce. Combine it all together and then let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! We always keep a bag or two of this freezer pulled pork on hand in case we want to whip up a few sandwiches or need a last minute dinner idea.
freezer sweet and sour meatballsSweet Barbeque MeatballsBy Ginny's TeamSweet Barbeque Meatballs are a great appetizer for Superbowl parties, family gatherings, and more. Use frozen meatballs to add even more ease to this simple, three-ingredient recipe. You can also freeze the ingredients for up to three months in a gallon zip top freezer bag with the date, name of the recipe, and the cooking recipe. Just take out the bag when you're ready, throw it in the slow cooker frozen, and enjoy!