Meet The Freezer Friendz!

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, Jake, 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 6 times, then trade - yielding each of us 6 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).

Check out the comments with each recipe to see what the Freezer Friendz and others thought about the meals.

Feel free to leave your comments too after you try a recipe. You can even rate our recipes! We'd love to know what you think!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mostaccioli by Amy

Ingredients:
1 pound of ground beef
1 cup of chopped onion
2 cloves of minced garlic
Salt and pepper for flavor
4 cups of meatless spaghetti sauce (I use 2 jars of Three Cheese Prego.)
1 cup of water
16 oz. of Mostaccioli pasta
1 - 8 0z. package of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps:
1. Cook the pasta (2 minutes less than the directions on the box).
2. While pasta is cooking, brown beef, onion, salt, pepper, and garlic. Drain the mixture.
3. Return the beef mixture to the pot. Add the sauce and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Combine cheeses in a separate bowl.

Assemble:
1. In a 9x13 dish, layer noodles, sauce mixture, and cheese mixture. Repeat layers.
2. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Freeze:
1. Assemble dish in a foil pan.
2. Cover with saran wrap and then heavy duty foil.
3. Freeze for up to 1 month.

From the Freezer to the Table:
1. Completely thaw dish.
2. Remove saran wrap and foil.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cover for the last 5 minutes if dish is getting too brown.

6 comments:

  1. We loved this meal! It had great flavor! The kids gave us some trouble over some of the larger chunks of onion. Thanks for making it!

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  2. Really delicious - grown-ups had 2nds and leftovers the next day. Our anti-lasagna kid balked, but that's no surprise. Our other kid loved it. THANKS for a great meal!

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  3. We served this when we had adult babysitters watching our kids. They raved about it!

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  4. This was a delicious recipe. The kids didn't care for it much, but the adults loved it. It made a lot for our family of 6. It is more like a serving for 10. At least we had enough!

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  5. We thought it was very tasty! Thanks!

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  6. Our family loved this meal! Thanks!

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