Archive | August 2012

First time, Freezer Cooking…

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I spend many sleepless nights on Pintrest, pinning all of these wonderful ideas.  I have tried many of the recipes, but one idea I have been wanting to try for some time is freezer cooking.  How perfect would it be to have a freezer full of homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner for those days I’m either to busy or to tired to cook.  I felt rather domesticated this past weekend and decided it was time to cook up some freezer meals.  It seems that many of the blogs I read about freezer cooking cater to rather large families or the mom just likes to make weeks of meals at one a time.  Well, there are only three of us, and my freezer is only so big, so I stuck with four simple recipes.  Plus, being at the height of hurricane season, in Florida, it is not a good idea for me to stock my freezer with more food than we can eat in a couple of days if need be.

This is what I ended up with after about three hours in the kitchen…

10 Apple Cinnamon Waffles

12 Corndog Muffins

Tatertot Casserole – 6 servings

Goulash – 6 servings

Pizza Pasta -6 servings

I split the three meals into six different pans. I used the aluminum round 9″ pans with the cardboard lids from Dollar Tree.  After I put the food in the pans, I then wrapped them with heavy-duty aluminum foil. All of the recipes I used were from Pintrest, tweaked  to my liking! I have more pictures to post along with the recipes that I will put up later!!  All-in-all I think it was a success, but I really won’t know until we try the meals.  This will be a first for us trying out freezer meals…I will let you know how we liked them!

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Candy Sushi

Candy Sushi

I made these cute little snacks recently for my son’s birthday. They are so simple to make and the kids as well as the adults loved them. I had many treats to make so I went the simplest route possible by buying packaged rice crispie treats. If I had more time I would have opted for homemade rice crispie treats. You can change the colors up however you want. Next time I think I will go with green fruit roll ups and all red Sweedish Fish.

What you need to make 16-

1 box 8 count rice crispie treats
1 bag Sweedish Fish
6-8 Fruit by the Foot fruit rolls

Cut the crispie treats in half, sit the fish on top and wrap with enough of the fruit roll to go all the way around. It’s that easy! The seam of the fruit roll should be in the back. The fruit roll is sticky enought that you don’t have to use anythnig to secure it.