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Budget Boot Camp Challenge #8~Freezer Meals

Hey all you Budget Savvy friends of mine.  I can't believe we are already on week 8 of this challenge.  I am particularly excited about this weeks challenge because I not only accomplished it but I took it one step further.  
  The challenge was to make an extra meal this week and freeze it.  I actually made a large batch of one meal and froze half of it.  I made a delicious Chicken Cacciatore.  I cooked it in the crock pot all day so it was really no work for me except the initial prep.  I served it for dinner and then froze the remaining portion.  It was a HUGE hit with my kids and so I am looking forward to using it in the next week or so.   I served it over ziti pasta and with corn on the cob.  I only froze the sauce and I always have extra pasta and veggies so it will be a quick easy meal that we LOVE!
 I took this challenge one step further and joined a with a group of women in my neighborhood and formed a freezer meal group.  We are having a meeting this week and we will start doing freezer meals the first of September.  I can't wait to see the $$$$$ (savings).
  Because I completely spaced taking a picture of the chicken cacciatore I decided you might enjoy a picture of the dessert we had yesterday with Sunday dinner.  Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.  Oh they were so yummy!!!
Want more freezer meal tips head on over to visit Clair she has some awesome tips and she also is doing a really cool give-away.  Check her out at Mummy Deals.  
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