Wednesday, January 22, 2014

List of meals to make ahead and freeze

5 soups minestrone soup, curry butternut squash soup, vegetable chicken rice soup, chili soup, vegetarian chili, taco soup, pumpkin soup, lentil stew, beef stew, potato corn chowder' cream of potato soup, 5 casseroles" meatballs, vegetarian lasagna, shepherds pie' shipwreck casserole' butter chicken' beef stroganoff' Taco meat, Pulled Pork,

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Chicken Parmesan Bake

I made chicken parmesan for supper tonight. I only thought of supper at 3pm. So I got out 4 chicken breasts out of the freezer. I spread them on a lasagna pan. At 4:30 I put a dollop of butter on each chicken breast. I mixed 1 tbsp of Italian seasoning with 1/2 cup of bread crumbs. I spread the bread crumbs over the chicken breast. I broiled this for 5 mins then I baked it for 20 mins at 450 until the bread crumbs were browning and the chicken was bubbling. Then I removed the lasagna pan and I spread Ragu chunky spaghetti sauce over each chicken breast. I topped each one with grated mozzarella cheese. The lasagna pan went back in the oven for 15 mins. I used the 'chicken nugget' button on my stove so the cheese would brown. After the 15 mins were up I left it in the oven but shut it off for another 15 mins. We ate rice and salad with it and the kids really liked it.

Pork in the crock pot

No frills has pork loin on sale for 1$ a lb. I bought 4 and I cut them into 3 meals each. I cut 4 pork chops in to ziplock bags with BBQ sauce and got 6 meals for that. Then I cut 4 big chunks into ziplock bags for roasts. The remaining pieces or any wierd size meat pieces I cut into 2 inch chuncks for kabobs. I put honey and soya sauce on those packages before freezing. I had bought a big bag of balsami rice for about $10. Also for $1 at No frills they had bags of frozen corn and carrots and peas. I think it is exciting to buy $40 worth of groceries and get 12 meals for a family of 4. I might go get some more pork loin this week. Last night I put one pork roast in the crock pot for supper. It was a fatty piece that I didn't think looked that great. I tried this recipe and boy it it ever turn out good. The fat just fell off and the meat was tasty with rice. Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings: 6 boneless pork chops, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup ketchup, 2 cloves garlic, crushed, salt and pepper to taste, Crock pot on low for 6 hours.