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Our freezer cooking recipes are sure to take the headache out of evening meal prep.
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We'd love to know what you think!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pesto Chicken Pasta by Andrea

This is a freezer recipe from TOH Simple & Delicious. The recipe makes 2 casseroles so I made an extra recipe and split it among all 4 families to make sure there was enough for each family.

  • 1 package (16 ounces) pasta
  • 6 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) Alfredo sauce
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) prepared pesto
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, cheese blend, spinach, tomatoes, Alfredo sauce, pesto and milk. Drain pasta and add to chicken mixture; toss to coat.
  • To bake immediately: Pour into 2 greased 8" pans. Mix bread crumbs, Parm. cheese with oil and sprinkle over the top. Cover and bake the casserole at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly.
  • To freeze: Transfer to 2 ziplock bags. In a small baggie, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and oil, mix.
  • To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Pour into well greased pan. Sprinkle with topping mixtures. Cover and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).

Monday, March 29, 2010

Stubb's Chicken - by Mags

My husband chose our chicken marinade this month: Stubb's Chicken Marinade - "a special blend of citrus, herbs, and sesame." Enjoy!

  • 6 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 bottle Stubb's Chicken Marinade

  • Poke holes in your chicken breasts and place 6 in a Zip-Loc Freezer Bag.
  • Pour in 1/2 a bottle of the marinade.
  • Squeeze out the air, seal the bag, and squoosh around so the chicken breasts are coated.
  • Freeze Flat.
  • If you are eating this on the same day as you prepared it, make sure your chicken breasts sit in the marinade for 2-6 hours.

Cooking Day:
  • Thaw and cook, bake, or grill to your liking.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


How is it possible that our little group has been exchanging meals for 2 YEARS?!! Wow!!

We'd LOVE to hear from YOU...

Do you have a favorite recipe from the last two years?
Have you and your friends started your own freezer group?

Post a comment with your favorite overall dish - either the title or link.
Your favorite may be something we need to make again!!


Monday, March 1, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

This is one I've made before and posted in October 2008. It was such a big hit, I thought I would repeat this one again. Please reply to original post.

Slow Cooker Pizza Chicken by Jen

1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 small onion, sliced
2 medium bell peppers, cut into strips
2 cups tomato pasta sauce (from 26 oz jar)
1 package (16 oz) rotini pasta
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)

1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, place chicken. Top with onion and bell peppers. Add pasta sauce.

2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours.

3. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Place pasta on platter. Top with chicken and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.

Freezer Friends:
Option 1: If you decide to thaw, cook on low heat setting 4-6 hours. Our crock pot cooks very fast, so it only took 3 hours for our meal.

Option 2: Cook from frozen. Remove plastic bag from frozen meal. Place meal in crock pot. Cook on low 6-10 hours. Serve over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.