Simple Strategies to Stock Your Freezer

Whenever I go look for ideas for stocking our freezer I get overwhelmed. I see a gazillion pins for “25 freezer meals in 2 hours!” and I just think “I want two. Two great recipes for my freezer that are easy to make, to reheat and delicious - oh and that my family will eat.” And with that, I wanted to say - don’t let stocking the freezer be overwhelming or overcomplicated.  Here’s the strategies I use in real life to make the most of our freezer and make feeding my family easier!

Simple Strategies to Stock Your Freezer

Simple Shortcut: Frozen Kale

This week one of the dinners on our family meal plan is what we call Portuguese Soup. It’s a recipe I developed after having the house soup at a restaurant in Cape Cod (which has huge Portuguese influence, evidently!)  We all love this soup - it’s filling without being heavy and it is so so easy.  One of the secrets to making it such an easy recipe?  Frozen kale!

Simple Shortcut: Frozen Kale
Stephanie Rapone

Simple Shortcut: Buy it Fresh Prepped - Green Beans

Welcome to Simple Suppers and our blog! This is the first blog in a series highlighting easy family dinner shortcuts that I use in my real (hectic) life!  I hope you find these tips useful and would love for you to share them with your family and friends via Facebook, eMail, or pin or follow us on Pinterest

Stephanie Rapone
Simple Shortcut: Buy it Fresh Prepped - Green Beans
Stephanie Rapone

About Me

My mission is for more families to experience dinner together more often and to experience the benefits that we know comes with sharing meals, including improved behavior, academics, social relationships and development for children. And by having a portion of Simple Suppers that is product-based and brings in revenue, I can donate to not-for-profit organizations that share a similar mission.

Stephanie Rapone
About Me

What My Family Eats When I Travel

In addition to Simple Suppers, I'm also a full-time professional.  I travel for work fairly often and over the years I've developed a game plan for meals for my family when I'm away.  Back in the day I used to try to pre-cook every supper. I made myself CRAZY! I tried to come up with recipes that reheated well, and that would keep in the fridge for the duration of my trip, and then cook like mad right up until I left for the airport.  It wasn't fun. It was super stressful.  And then, it happened...