Thursday, January 28, 2010

More Freezer Cooking

As promised, Chris and I ate from the freezer this week.  It's been a pretty busy week, which makes it really nice to come home to a meal that is already on the table.  On Monday we had Quesadillas, which were really good, but I think I overcooked them in the oven.  We think they would be best with cheese on top of them.  But the mix inside was really tasty.  :)  Yesterday we ate the Crock Pot Beef, and it got RAVE reviews.  Excellent and EASY!   I was a little nervous about this recipe because I don't like roast beef, but the beef had an awesome flavor and the whole thing was really yummy.  Next time I make this, I will probably try to increase the amount of sauce in the bag.  Tonight we are scheduled to have Beef Manicotti.  Chris usually doesn't like manicotti, so we'll see how this one goes over.

I am preparing for another cooking session this weekend by making a list of recipes and we did our ingredient shopping yesterday.  Tonight I'm hoping to prep a little bit to make things go faster on Sunday.  Mostly, I will be doing new recipes (so that we can try some new things) but will be making Cactus Meatballs and Crock Pot Beef again, since we liked those recipes a lot.  My February cooking list is listed below.  You can find all of my recipes, here.  Many of these recipes were taken from other bloggers who have much more freezer cooking experience than I do.  If I have published your recipe, please let me know so that I can give you credit.

  • Bacon & Cheese Eggwich (12 individually wrapped)

  • Italian Chicken x 4 (Super easy entree version: Put frozen chicken in baggie with Italian dressing and freeze.  On serving day, empty contents into crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Serve over rice or pasta.)
  • Low-Fat Pepsi Chicken
  • Low-Fat Pizza Pasta (After looking at this recipe, I have no idea how it could be low fat!  But I found it on a blogsite where the family loved it)
  • Pasta Casserole
  • Spaghetti Pie
  • Hubby's Favorite Casserole (looks like a cheeseburger casserole)
  • Pepperoni Side-by-Side Calzones (these look like a lot of work, but I'm hoping they're good enough to be worth it)
  • Crispy Parmesan Chicken Breasts
  • Beef Fajitas
  • Cactus Meatballs
  • Crock Pot Beef


  1. You go girl! I'm proud of you for trying new recipes! Hug the boy for me!

  2. OK, KJ, whenever we get Mom situated, I want you to share some of these recipes. Maybe we could even cook together!

  3. This is great! I made calzones this week and froze some for easy pop in the toaster oven lunch. It was pretty good. I took the pillsbury pizza dough and flattened it out. Cooked chicken and shredded it. I put the chicken, cheese, canned pizza sauce, pepperoni cut up. Sliced the dough into as many squares as you want. Put the stuff in and fold over and pinch the sides. Cook it. The boys think it is pizza so they like it. I love your ambition and I will start some of these soon! We have a superhero party to go to this weekend for the kids so Sunday is out. Keep us posted on how they taste :) love you!