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A freezer meal almost ruined my vacation.

Let me back up.

Every year, we go to this remote little island in New England and it’s kinda…well… old-fashioned.

There aren’t any hotels.

There aren’t any stores.

Wellllll… there is a general store that’s also the post office, that’s also the travel office, that’s also the dock master.

And it’s the size of Target’s bathroom.

So we have to bring our own everything. Especially food.

One year I decided I was going to be ahead of the game and bring freezer meals I had already made and my crockpot. Ya know, so I could sit on the beach all day and not think about feeding the kids. Haha.

I was so excited.

I brought a few meals but one stands out, and not in a good way.

It was seemingly simple. Orange chicken. Yumm-o, right?

Wrong. It was disgusting. Like spit-it-out, dump-the-rest-in-the-garbage, my-dad-wouldn’t-even-eat-it, kind of disgusting.

Needless to say, my teenage son and his friend did not let me live it down (my son was an only child at the time so I always let him bring a friend to make vacation more fun – cool mom, right?? Yeah, cool mom that can’t make dinner.).

They still badger me about it.


Even though that ONE freezer meal will forever be ingrained in our memory, I’ve made many, many freezer meals that were delicious.

And trust me, I want them to be as simple as possible!