My Story

Hello! Thank you for your interest in Ready Set Suppers. I started Ready Set Suppers with one simple goal: help people feed their families home-cooked meals that are easy to make, easy to cook and inexpensive. What is easier than taking a meal out of the freezer, putting it in your slow cooker, and having dinner ready for you when you get home?

I started making freezer meals for my slow cooker two years ago when I started a job where I got home at 6:30pm. I wanted to have dinner ready when I got home, so I started finding recipes and developing my system. I would go on a big shopping trip to get all of my ingredients, then spend a couple of hours on a Saturday preparing 10-15 meals for the upcoming month. I loved not having to think about what to have for dinner every day, and even though I love to cook, I loved not having to cook every day unless I wanted to. Everyone I told about my freezer meals wanted to know what my “secret” was and how I did it. Here’s my secret: there is no secret. It just takes planning ahead and a lot of time. Time to find the recipes, time to make a shopping list, time to go shopping, and finally, time to make the meals.

When I got pregnant with our first baby the goal was for me to be able to stay home and raise our daughter. That is when the idea for creating workshops to prepare slow cooker freezer meals started forming. I already knew that people wanted to know how to make freezer meals for their slow cookers and I already had all of my recipes and a year and a half of experience. I realized I could save people time by doing all of the shopping and save them money by buying in bulk. Ready Set Suppers was born.

Even though I’m a stay-at-home mom now I still make slow cooker freezer meals every month. I still love not having to think about dinner and I love spending the hour or more that I would normally spend making dinner with my daughter instead. My hope is that the meals you make at Ready Set Suppers give you more time to do the things you love with the people you love. Family dinner is important; spending a lot of time making it is not.

-Katie Schreifels