Folks’ thoughts turn to casseroles when they think of frozen meals. Don’t get me wrong; I love a good casserole. But you do your freezer and yourself a disservice if you limit your options to lasagnas, enchiladas, and noodle bakes, as good as they may be.
With six children ranging in age, personality, and culinary maturity, I’ve found that I need to think outside the 9x13-inch baking dish if I’m going to put a meal on the table that we’ll all enjoy. Several years ago I hit on the idea of freezing meal components, like cooked taco meat, as well as complete dinner kits to help me save time in the kitchen as well as benefit from bulk purchases of proteins I found on sale.