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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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2 Great Summer Dessert Recipes

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1. Fresh Fruit Dip

8 oz. Softened cream cheese
7 oz. Marshmallow cream (Fluff)
3 tbsp Orange Juice
Mix cream cheese in mixer. Then add marshmallow cream and mix. Add Orange juice and mix. Beat until smooth. Dip fresh fruit such as strawberries, melon, bananas, apples and pineapple in chilled dip.

2. Strawberry and Chocolate Pie

1 6oz. Pkg. Semisweet chocolate pieces (1 cup)
1 8oz. Pkg. Cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp honey
1 9 inch baked pastry shell
4 cups fresh whole strawberries, stems and caps removed
In a saucepan melt the 6 oz chocolate, cool. In a bowl beat cream cheese until softened. Gradually beat in melted chocolate and honey. Spread mixture in pastry shell. Cover; chill pie 1-2 hours. Place berries on top of pie. Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired.