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!
At our local all-u-can-eat pizza restaurant they serve a taco pizza, two of my family’s favorite foods! I decided to make my own version of a taco pizza. My family LOVED it! It is a very child friendly recipe, so make sure to let the kids help out.
We started out by using a pre-made pizza crust. We spread about a half of cup of fat-free re-fried beans on the crust. We then made the seasoned taco meat. I used one pound of ground turkey breast and one packet of taco seasoning. I followed the directions on the taco seasoning packet. Then we topped it with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. I cooked the pizza on my Pizza Pizzaz (love it)!
After the taco pizza was finished cooking we topped it with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and salsa. With a little sour cream and some tortilla chips it made a great dinner!
In small bowl, combine lemon rind, garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub mixture over surface of pork.
Place pork in uncovered roasting pan; top with rosemary sprig. Roast 30 minutes. Turn roast over and baste with pan drippings; roast 30 minutes longer or until pork is done (170 degrees F on meat thermometer).
Let pork stand 15 minutes on cutting board. Cut pork into very thin slices; serve warm or at room temperature.
Since I knew we would be at the ball fields all night I made dinner early today (didn’t get home until 9:30!). It was a gorgeous day, perfect for an antipasto salad! Along with the salad we had sandwiches and chips.
My antipasto salad recipe:
1 bag Wacky Mac Veggie Spirals Pasta cooked
1 Bottle Ken’s 3 Cheese Italian Dressing
1/4 pound Hard Salami (cubed)
1/4 pound Pepperoni (cubed)
1/pound Mozzarella Cheese (cubed)
1/4 pound Provolone Cheese (cubed)
1 Can black olives sliced
1 Cucumber seeded and diced
1 Yellow Pepper diced
1 Container Grape Tomatoes (I usually slice them)
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy! You could add red onions, none of us really like onions so I leave them out. This recipe makes enough for us to have it for lunch for a couple of days!
Turkey Tacos were on the menu tonight! Yum-o! I won’t bore you with how I made them, as I think most anyone can make tacos. We always use ground turkey breast for our tacos, no grease, no draining needed.
I decided I better make the family something decent for dinner. I made Italian chicken with pasta and vodka sauce. This is a simple recipe, and pretty yum-o. I used three chicken breast, pounded them out and cut into smaller pieces.
I dipped the chicken breast into egg whites, then covered with breadcrumbs that I had added salt,pepper,garlic and Italian seasonings to. Next I cooked the breaded chicken in about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. In the meantime I had the pasta, vodka sauce and veggies cooking.