Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Catch Up Tuesday

At most, I've managed to catch up on a little sleep and some chores while the boys are on Day #3 of camp.  Though I have grand plans and projects to work on, I have to keep reminding myself that I'm under no pressure to do anything other than what I WANT to do.  Working extra hours aside, that is.  Last night and today I worked on freezer meals while watching Les Miserables with The Girl.  Went to bed late, slept in.  Fabulous. And here's what I fixed for the freezer:
Baked Beans and Hamburger 
Cook 1/2 lb bacon, diced with 1 lb. ground beef,  Drain,  Add 1 can diced tomatoes, 2 cans pork&beans, 1/2 chopped onion, season to taste, place in freezer bag.  Cook on low in crock 4 to 6 hours.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast - Placed all ingredients in freezer bag.  Will cook on low 6-8 hours.

Shredded Pork for Tacos
Placed in freezer bag: 3-4# pork roast, 2 onions chopped, 4 serrano chilies quartered, 3 garlic gloves, salt, pepper, 2 c. water.  Will cook on low 6-8 hours.

Chicken Pot Pie (to fix with dumplings)
I cooked and de-boned chicken thighs for this.  Will use half of the chicken, add a creamy stew base with frozen veggies, and make dumplings from Bisquick, stovetop.
To me, freezing in "blobs" makes it easier to plop it into the crock pot before I leave for work - my crock pot will over-cook it otherwise...

Turkey Pesto Meatballs - I can cook pasta to go with it the day I serve it.

Stuffed Italian Shells with marinara and fresh tomatoes.  Will thaw and bake.

Stuffed Chicken and Green Chili shells with Bechamel
For the filling on these I used 1/2 of the chicken I had cooked, added in some chopped green chilies, salt, pepper, a little grated mozzarella, and topped with creamy Bechamel.  Will post recipe soon!

Honey Garlic Chicken - All ingredient in freezer zip loc, then 6-8 hours on low.

Strawberry Bread
Apple Bread
(These were for mornings it is just too hot to turn on the oven!)

 Even after all that cooking, I still had a little space left, so I bought some Hawaiian bread rolls to make pulled pork sammies with - I have some that's already bagged and ready for the crock pot.  I think the freezer is comfortably full now and I won't stress about what's for dinner on the Fridays and Mondays that I work.  Now, it's off to the pool...





1 comment:

Michelle said...

This is a great idea for those busy days.

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