Freezer Meal Workshops with The Pampered Chef {Dinner is Done}

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I’ve always been a huge advocate of meal planning and freezer cooking. One of the easiest ways to save money is to plan ahead. No drive through runs at 5pm or last minute trips to the grocery store. If you know what you’re meals will be in advance and better yet, have some meals already prepared in the freezer; you can save a ton of money and time.

That’s where Pampered Chef Freezer Meal Workshops can come in handy. Feed your family for around $3 per serving (or less if you’re a coupon user!)

How it works:

  • Pre-order The Pampered Chef Pantry items you’ll need
  • Bring along the groceries from a provided list
  • Socialize with friends while assembling your meals

Freezer Meal Workshops with The Pampered Chef

The menu from my workshop included:

  1. French Dip Sandwiches
  2. Beef Gyros
  3. Asian Short Ribs
  4. Savory Beef Vegetable Soup
  5. Greek Chicken
  6. Chicken de Provence
  7. Lemon Chicken
  8. BBQ Pulled Chicken
  9. Savory Pork Chops
  10. Cheesy Ham & Potato Soup

In 2 hours or less, you can have 10 meals in your freezer!

We went out of town the day after my workshop, so we’ve only had the French Dip Sandwiches and Savory Pork Chops. The Lemon Chicken is in my crockpot right now!   My favorite thing is that I can pull the frozen meal out of my freezer and dump it straight into my crockpot. It takes me about a minute to get dinner started. Add a side and dinner is done!

I was initially a bit concerned about the cost. I usually plan meals based on what is already in my pantry to save money.  However, most of the grocery items will likely be in your panty or you can watch for sales leading up to your workshop.  I already had most of the canned items on hand, so I didn’t have to purchase everything on the list.

You do need to purchase the Pampered Chef seasonings, but a list of other recipe ideas is provided to use your remaining spices.  Past hosts can save an additional 10% too :)

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Hampton Roads locals can contact Tiffany to attend a workshop. You can attend one of her scheduled workshops or host your own. This is also a good idea for providing a Mom-to-be with meals.  Each member gives up a meal to the new Mom to stock her freezer!

Have you attended a Freezer Meal Workshop? Share your thoughts.

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Free Weekend Kid Events 9/20 & 9/21

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Keep your child entertained and learning without breaking the bank.

Saturday
  • 8am-6pm NAS Oceana Air Show at Oceana Naval Air Station, Tomcat Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA
  • 10am-2pm Play Day 2014 at Tarrallton Park 2100 Tarrallton Drive Norfolk VA
  • 11am-2pm Community Day at Peninsula Fine Arts Center 101 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA
Sunday
  • 8am-6pm NAS Oceana Air Show at Oceana Naval Air Station, Tomcat Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA
 

*All events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Many thanks to My Active Child.com for the local events!!

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McDonald’s Free Coffee Event {Starts 9/16}

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Attention coffee lovers. Participating McDonald’s are giving away a FREE Coffee today through September 29th! The free small McCafé coffee is available during breakfast hours at participating McDonald’s restaurants across the country.

McDonald’s is calling on people across the nation to “sip and tell” their embarrassing pre-coffee moments on social media with @McCafe using the hashtag #SipandTell. Select social media fans with morning mishap stories like missing the last train to work on Monday or leaving the house with mismatched shoes will be surprised by @McCafe with custom gifts and experiences to help start their morning off right.

*Please make sure your location is participating before heading out!

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Free Weekend Kid Events 9/13 & 9/14

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Keep your child entertained and learning without breaking the bank.

All Weekend

  • Egyptian Festival St.George Coptic Orthodox Church 187 Semple Farm Rd Hampton,VA
Saturday
  • 10am-3pm Dogs Gone Swimming at Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center Pools, 7300 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA
  • 10am-3pm Go Green Expo at Brittingham Mid-town Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive, Newport News,VA

*All events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Many thanks to My Active Child.com for the local events!!

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Free Weekend Kid Events 9/6 & 9/7

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Keep your child entertained and learning without breaking the bank.

All Weekend

 
Saturday
  • 9am-12pm Home Depot Kids Workshop (Build A Wizard of Oz Birdhouse) at All Home Depot Locations
  • 11am-3pm 2nd Annual Scholarfest with a Youth Explosion at James Monroe Field, 1145 Bolling Ave Norfolk, VA
Sunday

*All events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Many thanks to My Active Child.com for the local events!!

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Free Weekend Kid Events 8/30 & 8/31

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Keep your child entertained and learning without breaking the bank.

All Weekend:
  • Last Weekend! Summer Programs at First Landing State Park 2500 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451
 
Saturday
  • 9am-11am Mini-Safari at Paradise Creek Nature Park Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA
  • 10:30am Pony Pedicures at Bluebird Gap Farm, 60 Pine Chapel Rd, Hampton, VA
 
Sunday

6-9pm Symphony Under the Stars at Chesapeake City Park 900 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake, VA

*All events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Many thanks to My Active Child.com for the local events!!

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Free Weekend Kid Events 8/23 & 8/24

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Keep your child entertained and learning without breaking the bank.

All Weekend
 
Saturday
 
Sunday
  • 4-7pm Food Truck Rodeo at Hickory Ridge Farm, 2928 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake

*All events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Many thanks to My Active Child.com for the local events!!

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Ocean Breeze Waterpark Coupon {Plus Save on 2015 Tickets}

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Ocean Breeze Waterpark

 

Use the Ocean Breeze Waterpark Coupon code offer to save at the park.  Save money by purchasing tickets in advance instead of at the park.

Ocean Breeze Waterpark Coupon:

  • 2014 – Save $4 off regular admission with the coupon code found here.
  • 2014 – Season Passholder bring a friend days:  August 21st – August 28th Season Passholders can bring an unlimited number of friends for 50% off Regular All-Day Admission! Purchase at the ticket window.
  • Purchase your 2015 Season Pass now to get the BEST PRICE – only $49.99! This sale ends September 15th! Ages 3 and up. Kids up to age 2 get in FREE.  Regular season pass price is $69.99!
  • Purchase Season Pass Meal Plans available exclusively for Season Passholders. Purchase your plan to receive one combo meal each time you visit. The price is $59.99 each. Buy 4 or more and the Season Pass Meal Plans are only $54.99 each!

Ocean Breeze Waterpark Season Passholder Benefits:

  • Unlimited visits all summer long. That’s over 100 days of fun in the sun!
  • 10% discount on Food and Beverage
  • 10% discount in Island Trader Gift Shop
  • 10% discount in Treasure Island Candy Shop
  • 15% discount on All-Day Admission Tickets
  • Exclusive discounts on events offered through Breeze E-News
  • Eligibility to purchase a Season Pass Meal Plan

Ocean Breeze Waterpark Coupon

A single day adult admission ticket is $29.99 when ordering online ($32.99 at the park) with ages 3 to 9 reduced to $24.99 online or in the park.

Not familiar with Ocean Breeze Waterpark Virginia Beach?  Read my post here for family fun tips!

You might also like Busch Gardens Discount Coupons if you’re traveling to Williamsburg.

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Groupon: Ocean Breeze Waterpark Discount

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Locals may want to take advantage of this great Groupon – Ocean Breeze Waterpark Visit for Two or Four with Combo Meals and Drinks (Up to 47% Off)!  IF you want to take the kids to Ocean Breeze before school starts, snag this Ocean Breeze Waterpark Discount.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $59 for admission for two and two meal vouchers ($92.63 value)
  • $99 for admission for four and four meal vouchers ($185.26 value)

Each meal voucher is good for a combo meal and a regular-sized, non-alcoholic drink at Palm Tree Grill, Paradise Pizza, River Runners Grill, or Shipwreck Subs.

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 7th, 2014. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Park closed 9/2–9/5; park is open on 9/6 & 9/7. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Click HERE to order.

Check out my post on Ocean Breeze Waterpark Virginia Beach {Family Fun in the Sun}

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Free Weekend Kid Events 8/16 & 8/17

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Keep your child entertained and learning without breaking the bank.

Saturday
  • 10am-4pm Family Picnic Event at the Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market – corner of Dam Neck Rd and Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA 
  • 10am-4pm Family Fun Day at Old Coast Guard Station 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA
 
Sunday

7:30-10pm Krendl & Company Magical Variety Show at 24th Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, VA

*All events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Many thanks to My Active Child.com for the local events!!

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