Skip to main content

Dinner Slam Freezer Meal Party

Last weekend I hosted our first-ever Dinner Slam freezer meal party. Ohmygosh! It was so fun meeting new people and hanging out with Cream City Casseroles' regulars.

We made 10 family-sized, freezer-friendly meals. I provided all ingredients and supplies. Each guest simply brought their favorite apron and a big cooler with ice packs.

Guests sliced, diced and measured oven-ready dinner packs and crock pot kits. Here are some snapshots from the event:

Preparing Orange Pork Tenderloin with Butternut Squash crock pot kits

Preparing Taco Casser-ole! oven-ready casseroles

Preparing Mexi-Couscous Stuffed Peppers (front) and Rosemary Beef Roasts with New Potatoes (back)

Packaging and labeling meals with easy-to-follow heating/cooking instructions

She's smiling because she knows she won't have to cook for 2 weeks. :)

Finished crock pot kits. Simply pour into a crock pot, set and serve.

White Chicken Chili with Hominy crock pot kits are perfect for a lazy Sunday or busy weeknight.

Rolling home with heavy coolers full of tasty hassle-free meals.

The guests had fun too. As we rolled out to our cars, several guests asked, "When's this next party?" and said, "Let's do this again!"

Mission accomplished!

Our next Dinner Slam is Sunday, Dec. 6 and there's currently still space available. Visit the Events page on creamcitycasseroles.com for information and to register.

I'm currently planning a Fresh Starts freezer meal party for January. We'll focus on ways to help you stay organized in the kitchen and to eat healthy in 2016. (My annual resolution!)

Watch Cream City Casseroles' website and Facebook page for dates and times. 

Stay tuned! 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Surviving twins

I recently delivered Cream City Casseroles meals to two families with twins.

One was a gift delivery to welcome two precious little babies into the world. As the new dad gratefully accepted the big bag of oven-ready meals, he was visibly moved by his friends' outpouring of love and support.  
We talked for a few minutes about adjusting to life with newborns, and how life with twins is both an incredible blessing and a huge challenge.
"It gets easier," I assured him. "I know. My twins are now teenagers." 
Relief washed over his face.
"This is hard," he admitted. "Really, hard."
Looking back, I barely remember those first few weeks after my girls were born -- they're just a blur. But I do remember being blissfully happy and scared out of my mind, simultaneously.  

A few weeks ago, I got an email from a mom with toddler twins. She travels a lot for work and inquired about ordering meals to stock the fridge for when she's out of town. A…

Knock, knock ... Dinner's delivered!

When I first launched Cream City Casseroles, I only delivered to customers at their daycare centers and workplaces. My main worry was what to do if a customer wasn't home.

We're delivering food here, people!

But then, a customer had a brilliant suggestion:

"What if I left a cooler on my doorstep? You could put my food in there."

Boom. Genius.

You could've heard my forehead slap across town. Why didn't I think of that?

Well, let me tell you, home delivery has TOTALLY taken off. It's the most popular delivery method BY FAR. And it's so simple.

Here's how home delivery works:

1) You leave out a large cooler with ice pack.
2) I put your order in the cooler.
3) I email you that your dinner was delivered.
4) You come home and heat your dinner in the oven.
5) You eat dinner and FREAKING LOVE IT.
6) You immediately order dinner for next week.
7) You reward yourself with a bubble bath ... using the fancy soap.

Just 7 teeny-tiny steps. How easy is that?


I hav…

Dish Delish: Sweet Summer Bratwurst Casserole

I'm a recipe-aholic. I love perusing cookbooks and foodie websites, looking for new and yummy dishes. Wanting to offer some lighter summer options for the upcoming summer months, I've been looking for casserole recipes that can be prepared in the oven, crock pot or grill. 
Tall order, I know, but it can be done. Especially when brats and sauerkraut are involved.

I came across a recipe that is really good, but didn't make the cut for my summer menu. I liked it a lot, but it was too sweet for my chief taste-tester's palate. (My husband.) Still, I thought it was nice for a change and worth sharing.
Sweet Summer Bratwurst Casserole
6 servings
Ingredients: 1 (32 oz.) jar sauerkraut, rinsed and drained3 medium red potatoes, peeled and cut in thin slices1 granny smith apple, peeled, cut in thick chunks1 onion, diced1/2 cup apple cider/juice1/4 cup chicken stock2 TB brown sugar2 tsp caraway seeds1 clove garlic, minced1 lb. brats fully cooked1/2 lb. bacon, cooked, crumbled Combi…