Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Fill the Freezer Plan
Now that we have eaten everything from every little dark corner of the pantry and every frost covered shelf in the freezer, it's time to spend a weekend in the kitchen with my girls (I only say this because the boys are too little...this is not a discriminating statement. I personally think boys should cook everything while I nap, paint my toenails and shop online...I'll have to wait a few more years...)cooking meals so we can start all over again.
Here's the plan.....
Step 1. Long, well-planned shopping trip involving many coupons and a large Diet Coke.
Step 2. Unpack car and sort groceries according to recipes they will participate in.
Step 3. Put on extremely cute apron, delegate recipes...remember, divide and conquer!
Step 4. Exhaustedly (is that even a word?), bask in the glow of a full freezer knowing that soon, I will not have to fret over dinner and really will have time to paint my toenails.
Meals for the freezer:
King Ranch Chicken
Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
Macaroni and Cheese
Hash Brown Casserole (a couple with crumbled sausage, a couple without)
Soups to freeze:
Creamy Onion-Jack Soup
Baked Potato Soup
Roasted Garlic Leek Soup
Breads to freeze:
Waffles (plain, chocolate chip and blueberry)
Pancakes (plain and peanut butter)
Cinnamon Bread (some with raisins some without)
Cheddar Garlic Bread
Meal elements to freeze:
Diced bell peppers
Browned & crumbled ground beef (some seasoned for tacos, some plain)