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Freezer Friendz was started in March 2008 by moms who were looking for a way to simplify dinnertime in their homes. The "Friendz" currently include Amy, Beth, Jackie, Jen, and Wendy. We meet once a month with our co-op to trade prepared freezer dinners with each other. We make the same dinner 5 times, then trade - yielding each of us 5 different dinners for the month, even though we each only cooked one recipe! We rotate our recipes amongst the following categories: beef & pasta, beef no pasta, chicken & pasta, chicken no pasta, soup/stew/chili and "other" (anything that does not fall under the previously listed categories).

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Um Um Skillet by Jackie

1 lb. ground beef, browned with onion
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 emptied soup can full of water
1 can petite diced tomatoes
16 oz. frozen, mixed vegetables
2 cups uncooked, bite size pasta
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp. cracked pepper
1 tsp. garlic salt
2 cups cheddar cheese, reserved

Mix everything, except cheese in gallon size freezer bag. Freeze flat. Freeze cheese in separate bag.

Serving Day:
Thaw. Reserve cheese. Empty other bag into large skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Cook until noodles are tender, about 10 minutes. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese sprinkled on each serving.

**This recipe is called "Um, Um" because I first made it when my oldest was a toddler and he would eat it and say "um, um". It was really just an experiment meal, but our kids like it.


  1. Surprisingly, our kids liked this meal, even with all the veggies!

  2. It surprised me that my kids ate this with all the different vegetable in it. They all finished their meal. I guess it was a hit with them. The adults definitely approved of the meal.

  3. I have to say that with all the veggies in this dish, I figured the kids would never eat it. Boy was I surprised! One child even had seconds. This dish was a thumbs up.

  4. Kids were "Ho-Hum" but grown-ups were "Um-Um." Perhaps mine were the kids who freaked at lots of veggies...? Regardless, grown-ups thought it was just fine! :)