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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Chicken and Bows by Wendy

This was taken from Taste of Home "Freezer Pleasers cookbook", by Danette Forbes, Overland Park, KS.

1pkg (16oz.) Bow Tie Pasta
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 cans (10 3/4oz. each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
2 cups frozen peas
1-1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder (I used 1 garlic clove)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1.  Cook pasta according to package directions.  Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook chicken and red pepper in butter over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
2.  Stir in the soup, peas, milk, garlic, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat;  simmer, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.  Stir in Parmesan Cheese.  Drain pasta and add to chicken mixture and toss to coat.
3.  Serve half of the mixture immediately.  Cool remaining mixture;  transfer to a freezer bag.  Freeze for up to 3 months.

Serving Day:
1.  Thaw in refrigerator overnight.  Transfer to an ungreased shallow 3 qt. microwave safe dish.  Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 min. or until heated through, stirring once.

Yield:  2 casseroles (6 servings each).

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pepperoni Bread by Erica.

This recipe will make 2 loaves of pizza bread.

1 loaf of frozen bread dough
1 packet of 3 oz. pepperoni
3 cups of mozzarella cheese
1 egg
dash garlic salt
Parmesan cheese
pizza sauce for dipping

Allow dough to thaw and rise. Split in half and roll out into a large rectangle. On one half of the dough place half of the pepperoni packet. Put 1 1/2 cups of cheese on top of pepperoni. Fold dough over and cinch shut like a calzone. Brush mixed egg on top of bread, dash garlic salt and Parmesan cheese.

For Freezing:
Wrap individual bread in wax paper and then saran wrap. Place in freezer.

For cooking:
You can either thaw out the bread or place directly in oven from freezer.
From freezer:
Unwrap dough and remove from wrapping. Place on greased cookie sheet or stone.
Cook for one hour on 300 degrees.
Thaw bread. Unwrap bread from wrapping and place on greased cookie sheet or stone.
Cook for 40 minutes on 300 degrees.

Use pizza sauce for dipping

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tasty Pork Tenderlion by Amy (repeat from Susan 2009) - Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly

2 lbs Pork Tenderloin
12 oz Chili Sauce
16 oz can Jellied Cranberry Sauce
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
Crock-Pot (Slow Cooker)

1. Place Pork Tenderloin in freezer bag.
2. Mix together Chili Sauce, Cranberry Sauce, and Brown Sugar. Pour over Pork.
3. Freeze.

To Freeze:
Place flat in freezer.

Serving Day:1. Thaw pork overnight in fridge.
2. Place pork with sauce in crock pot for 4-5 hours on HIGH.
3. Cook Rice - put rice in 3 cups of boiling water, cover, reduce heat to LOW, and cook for 20 minutes.
4. When serving pour sauce over tenderloin and rice if desired.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hamburger Goulash by Jackie

You can find this recipe at:

Serving Day:
Thaw completely.  Pour into a saucepan.  Reheat.  Serve over hot cooked egg noodles.