Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Freezer Meals #9

Blerg.....it's starting to get hotter and I feel like living on salads until August. I could hang a sign on the freezer that says "CLOSED - except for ice cream".   I would make good use of my time outside of the kitchen.  My waistline would approve, too.  So I am considering that.  But in the meantime, here is the latest batch of meals.
Mississippi Pot Roast (for the crock pot) - find the recipe here.

Cafe Rio Chicken (for the crock pot) - this is a favorite and very easy.  Gonna use this for tacos.

Beefy Bean Burrito Filling
Brown 1 ground beef and drain.  Add 1/2 chopped onion, 2 T taco seasoning, 1/2 of water, 1 can refrieds.  Simmer on stove and serve in tortillas.

Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken is from Fabulously Frugal.
Combine in a big ziploc: 1/4 apple cider vinegar, 1/4 c brown sugar, 1 c. chicken stock, 1/2 c. honey mustard, 1/2 t. allspice (left that out), 1/2 t curry powder, 4 pieces chicken breasts, 4 chicken thighs, salt and pepper.  I'm going to cook this on low 8 hours from frozen.

Chicken Cacciatore - for this I combined the packets from the McCormick's Recipe Inspirations mix for chicken cacciatore and added a package of chicken thighs, a can of tomatoes, a can of tomato paste, and a sliced onion.  I will cook on low 8 hours from frozen.  (It looks like from their site that they only have two flavors, but I have seen lots of variety in the store.  What's up with that?)
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 Had to take a break from freezer prep and get some other things done.  
Here is your intermission picture:
You're welcome.  
Back to work!
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Spicey Sloppy Joes
I browned 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, then drained it.  Added it to a large ziploc with 1/2 chopped onion, 1 c. spicy ketchup, 2 T or so brown sugar and worchestershire sauce, and a little prepared mustard.  I will thaw this one and simmer on the stove to serve in buns.

Southwest Flank Steak
In a large ziploc I put: 1 1/2 pounds flank steak, 1 chopped onion, 3 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 t. Italian seasoning, 1 T taco seasoning, 1 ziploc of frozen black beans that I cooked in my crock pot, and a red and yellow bell pepper, chopped.  I will cook on low 8 hours from frozen and serve with rice.

While I was assembling the meals I also cooked two medium sized turkey breasts that came pre-seasoned.  They were marked down, so I felt pretty good about going the easy route!  I sliced some to make sammies and the rest went into a bag for use in salad or pasta, or wherever.  My schedule at work will be changing yet again, so freezer meals won't be as crucial.  I will probably do some now and again for busy times like holidays and back to school.  And maybe this week, which with all of the end-of-the-schoolyear activities is shaping up to be a little craaazy...  




1 comment:

Miz Helen said...

Hi Gina,
Your Freezer meals looks awesome,I really want to try some of them. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
Miz Helen

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