FILL YOUR FREEZER with LARGE FAMILY Make-Ahead FREEZER MEALS | Sandwiches, Pizza Muffins, Burritos!!

FILL YOUR FREEZER with LARGE FAMILY Make-Ahead FREEZER MEALS | Sandwiches, Pizza Muffins, Burritos!!


(optimistic music) – Welcome back again today, friends. I am getting myself in gear,
getting my stuff set up, switching out camera batteries in anticipation for a lot
of batteries to get used up. So, today I am doing, of course, another super mega large
family freezer cooking day. I am focusing on getting a
bunch of lunches in our freezer. Yes, I am. Yes and amen. We need sandwiches, we
need corndog muffins, we need burritos, we need some lunch-style
homemade hot pocket thingies, we need stuff. So, I am congested today, ’tis the season. Little more congested than usual, so let me read you our board thoUgh, tell you everything that’s gonna go down. So today we are gonna make a whole bunch of English muffin pizzas. We are, of course, doing our
classic peanut butter and jelly for the freezer, grilled
cheese for the freezer. Now, that’s not really, we
don’t grill them beforehand, but we at least get
the cheese on the bread and get them ready to go to
make lunchtime even simpler. I’m gonna also do a bunch of
ham and cheese sandwiches. Then we’re gonna do a whole lotta, lotta bean and cheese burritos,
a whole lotta, lotta of homemade pizza pocket, whole lotta, lotta ham and cheese pockets. Whole bunch of corndog muffins and then we’re gonna do pizza pinwheels and ham and cheese
pinwheels, very exciting. So that’s 10 main recipes total. As always, the recipes and
directions will be linked or spelled out in the
comments below for you. Also, today’s video is, yet again, another collaboration
with the fantastic large, family freezer cooking mama, Amy Maryon. If you have not met my friend Amy yet or if you just needed a reminder, watch me make all these lunches, then hop over to Amy’s channel and she is making a bazillion large family freezer meals too. (upbeat music) We got a peanut better and jelly station going on over there. Zion’s going to town on the
peanut butter and jellies. Naomi is gonna make a bunch of the grilled cheese
sandwiches for the freezer. Which, again, it’s just cheese
on bread, but there you go. The prep work is done on a busy mama day. I am working on, I’m
gonna get a whole bunch of these English muffin pizzas. I’m gonna get some in the oven right now to feed the actual kids that are outside waiting for lunch. Gonna get those going and then I’m just
continue on to get a bunch of those in the freezer too. (upbeat music) Okay, so I just got English
muffin pizzas in the oven. Now, for all those adventure kids looking at me for lunch outside the window. Now, while those are cooking, I’m gonna get a bunch
done for the freezer. (upbeat electronic music) Okay, I realized that
the two pans that I made were not near enough to feed my family. So, I’m actually making more for people to actually eat now. How many times can I
actually say actually? We shall see, but let me give you a look
at how our sandwich factory is going down right now. Okay, tower of PB&Js, peanut
butter and strawberry. These are turkey and cheese and then there’s cheese or grilled cheese. So, regular cheese, meat and cheese, peanut butter and jelly. The sandwich making continues. We got both Naomi and Zion working on it. (optimistic music) So here’s how the English
muffin pizzas turned out. This is the fourth pan. They already ate through two
panfuls and almost this panful. And then these are left. So, these’ll probably be
consumed throughout the evening. I think they’re wearing down now though. (soft music) So, I’m expanding my tables
here since this one is full. I’m gonna cut some strips
of parchment paper. I’m gonna lay some parchment paper in between every few pizza
bagels as I pack ’em into bags. Oh, yes I am here. (soft music) So, there’s actually 17
pizza bagels in this bag. Now, you can stretch these
pizza English muffins by adding in some fruit and
veggie snacks along with it. This evening I just gave my kids these and that’s why it took so many. So, if mama wasn’t cooking,
I could of served them, we’ve got a bunch of carrot
sticks right now and dip. So, if I would’ve given ’em a big pile of carrot sticks and dip, I
probably could of cut down on the amount of English muffin pizzas that they also consumes, but that’s okay. The ones who aren’t over here in my secret sandwich factory cooking, doing sandwich assembly. The rest of ’em are back at track. (gentle music) So, total I made a little bit over 100 of these English muffin pizzas for the freezer plus I
made about 40 for dinner. So, there you go, 140
English muffin pizzas, yay. We are done with the English muffins. I got the satisfaction of drawing the line through
that English muffin pizzas done. Oh, so many. Peanut butter and jelly’s done, so many prepped and ready
to go, grilled cheese done and a bunch of turkey and cheese and a bunch of ham and cheese. I’ll get to those numbers
before this video is done. I’m just wanna keep on
trucking through my list and I’ll do the math and a freezer tour before we are done here. So, next I’m gonna get Zion and Naomi, the next little Naomi factory is gonna be bean and cheese burritos. Now I am going to do corndog
muffins, whole bunch of those, and then after the burritos and the corndog muffins are done, then I will have a whole
lunch pocket assembly line and then we have the
pinwheels and then we’re done. If only it was as easy
as it was to say that. So we’re just taking a few minutes now. Zion went to take the last load of sandwiches to the freezer, and now we’re just wiping tables and doing a few five minute tidy pickup before we start the next cooking projects. So, I just went to get
outside the refrigerators. I needed a dozen eggs. I got 12 boxes total of
this Jiffy Cornbread Mix. Gonna mix this up and do corndog muffins. What I’m trying to tell you is when I went out for the eggs, I got French toast and then we had one small bag of pancakes. One small bag of pancakes left, and I’m gonna get these defrosted in the house refrigerator so we can have these for breakfast. These were from my last, big
freezer cooking breakfast day that I showed you a week or so ago. Now I don’t know that this bowl is really big enough for what I’m about to do, but I know Zion and Naomi needed
my next size up bigger bowl and I don’t think anything we’re doing is quite big enough for
the 30 quart mixing bowl. So while I do this whole big
batch of corndog muffins, I’m gonna watch an Amy Maryon video and I think I’m going to
watch her one from last week. Last week I published the large family breakfast
freezer meals and she published a once a month lunch and
snack freezer meals video. So, we’re swapping it up. So if you go over to her channel
when you’re done with mine, she should have her large family breakfast freezer meals video up and you will have just watched my big hoedown
of large family freezer meals. You think so, baby? Anyway, so here on the
phone I’m gonna watch Amy’s once a month lunch and snacks, 47 minutes of large family
freezer cooking goodness. (upbeat music) Okay so while the corndog
muffins are in the oven, I’m going to work on making
the ham and cheese pinwheels. This is gonna be as simple
as we are gonna slather some cream cheese on here, put a few slices of ham,
sprinkle some cheddar cheese, roll ’em up. You can slice ’em and freeze them in their little rolls already
or you can freeze them rolled up as one big thing
and then when you defrost ’em, you can think slice ’em down. They make for fun little
snack, add on a big cluster of grapes on every kid’s plate.
it’ll make an easy lunch. Winner, winner, burnt muffins for dinner. Okay, so I burnt a whole pan of muffins. You see what happened
is I put ’em in there, got busy with my little pinwheels, forgot to set my timer. Checked on ’em, the top
row looked almost done and the bottom row, muffins on the bottom, needed to be moved to the top, so I switched ’em and I set the timer for seven more minutes, but apparently for the ones on the top, seven minutes too long. Good thing we have chickens. We’ll try again. So I’ve got that timer set now this time. So, what I do for these,
again, I’ll show you, I slather on a layer of cream cheese, then slather on, sprinkle on a bunch of
shredded sharp cheddar. You can, of course, use
any kind of shredded cheese you have on hand. And then I put on three slices of ham. And then I roll it up and
I’m going to wrap them and get them in a galloon freezer bag and then, again, I can
just set one of these out or two of these out if we’re
gonna have a stacking lunch. Look, this gets filed under
my stuff we can’t make up. So, we’re gonna make a whole
bunch of corndog muffins, flip some over, have some that turn out just great, burn some. There you go, there’s
your step-by-step process. (optimistic music) Okay, so that was a lot of excitement. I’m going to get these and the cheese pinwheels
wrapped up in a bag. We got a whole lot of corn muffin mix, whole lot of hot dogs. Good thing ’cause we just
lost 24 of those muffins. Now I’ve gotta get this cleaned up before we get our next ones in. (optimistic music) All right, two dozen corndog muffins. Take two or three or four. Let’s give it another go. And for these we just need tortilla wraps and some cream cheese. Some mozzarella and pepperoni. So, you can also shove whatever
else you want in there. (upbeat music) All right, so we got a whole lot done. I’m actually gonna go to
bed here at a decent time. It’s 10:45, I’m heading
back from my shower. I’m going to bed here in a few seconds or when I wake up in the morning
after sleeping eight hours, I’ll give you a tour of the freezer and a breakdown of everything
that we accomplished, yay. Mama slept eight hours, we’re doing well. We are getting ready to go
out for a special family meal for a special event and then
we’re going to the movies, we’re gonna go see Frozen
2, it’s gonna be a fun day. Let me give you this rundown now and let you know all that we accomplished. Actually, better yet, I’ll tell you what I did not get done. There’s always something
I think I’ll get done and there’s usually one or two things that get left off my list. So, I did not get to
make the lunch pockets. I was doing, I think, ham and
cheese homemade hot pockets and I was gonna do homemade
pizza of some sort hot pockets. Did not get that done. I have everything for it and I will get those done
here in the next day or two, but they’ll be left off
of this video, so sad, but now I’ll get to
show you not only, yeah, car contraptions going on here. But I’ll get to show you
my freezer that’s full. You’ll get to see the bazillion
freezer meal breakfast that I made last week and you’ll get to see all
of these super helpful, man, I’m just so excited,
super helpful lunches. How long will these last? Let me answer a few questions here. Common questions I get in the comments of these freezer cooking videos are, so we’ll just talk about
’em here for a second, Jamerrill, is this all
you feed your family? No, we don’t eat freezer
meals all day everyday, but let me tell ya, when we do need them, when we do use them, which is often, I’m super thankful for them. They save my life often. We probably end up maybe
three to four dinners a week will be freezer meals and right now I’m out
of freezer meal dinners. I need to take a day to do that. So right now I’m using my
slow cooker a whole lot. Same thing, probably the same average. Three to four, when I have
breakfast freezer meals, three to four breakfast a
week will be freezer meals. Same thing with lunches. And then how to reheat a
lot of these freezer meals. Now, all of the recipes and the directions are gonna be linked down in the description below, but what I do, I just get a little routine and I will set any freezers that I need out from the freezer into the refrigerator
at least the day before. Sometimes if I think about my full week and everything that’s coming up, I’ll set several days worth out. So then as they defrost I can use them and fill them as I need them, but any recipes and
directions and everything is gonna be down in that description. Now I’ll show you my freezer. Here we go. Super exciting and thrilling and all those glorious things in life. So, up here we’ve still got a bunch of those breakfast that
I did in my last video that’ll also be linked below, but the corndog muffins are up there. Here’s the roll-ups that we did. Zion and Naomi did over 100
bean and cheese burritos, so that are also here. These are the pizza roll-ups, these are the ham and cheese roll-ups. Here are the English
muffin pizzas that I did. This whole drawer is full
of PB&Js for the freezer and then over here we’ve got
a bunch of ham and cheese and a bunch of grilled
cheese just all the way up. Then up here we also have, these
are our breakfast burritos. So yeah, it’s the whole
freezer is now full of breakfast freezer meals
and lunch freezer meals that we are going to, and let me tell you, gonna be
so handy over these next four to six weeks for our family
of nine, 10, 11, 12, 20. You just never know
with who’s coming over. So, of course, don’t forget to head over to the lovely, beautiful, fantastic Mrs. Amy Maryon’s channel. Check out her large
family freezer cooking. Her video today is a whole bunch of large family breakfast. We do something similar, we
do some things different. You know what’s neat is we are two mamas who
have been feeding lots of people and operating out
of our homemade kitchens for over 20 years now. So, it’s just neat to see
the things she implements. Maybe it’s neat to see some
of the stuff I implement. Together we are just two mamas feeding a whole lot of people all day everyday. So, yeah, no matter
how many kids you have, we know mamas, it’s a big job. Yes and amen, talk with you in those comments below, bye-bye. (optimistic music)