Thank you so much for this post! I recently started a freezer group with 5 other families and your suggestions were extremely helpful. I think that our group will have a much smoother start because of it.

Following In My Shoes
Following In My Shoes

I LOVE this idea. . . I'm familiar with "freezer cooking" but hadn't though about setting up a meal exchange. Genius!(btw, came across your blog via the Houston Blogging Chicks website)Rachel.

Meal Plan Mom (Brenda)
Meal Plan Mom (Brenda)

Valerie, thanks so much for your comment! I am glad to hear that you found the tips helpful and best of luck to you and your new freezer meal swap group. I hope you love it as much as I love mine! :-)

Meal Plan Mom (Brenda)
Meal Plan Mom (Brenda)

Hi Rachel! Thanks for your feedback! Sorry for the delay in replying...literally the next day after you commented I had my blog migrated to a different platform and I'm still learning some of the ins and outs. Maybe I'll meet you at a Houston Blogging Chicks event sometime. Hope you get a chance to try a meal exchange of your own!


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