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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Baked Bean Casserole by Beth

1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
28 oz. and 15 oz. cans baked beans in brown sugar
BBQ sauce
Grands refrigerated biscuits
1 c. cheddar cheese

In large skillet, brown beef and onion; drain.  Return beef to skillet (off of heat), add beans and condiments to taste.  Pour into gallon freezer bag.  Freeze flat.

Serving Day:
Thaw completely.  Pour into 9x13 pan; stir.  Bake at 375 for 35 min.  Remove from oven and place biscuits on top of beans; sprinkle with cheese.  Return to oven for 15-20 min. or until biscuits are golden.  (If you put the biscuits on cold beans, the bottom of the biscuits will be doughy while the tops get overdone).

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sausage Minestrone by Jackie

*adapted from Erica Drake's earlier recipe

1 lb Bob Evans Italian Sausage Roll
1/2 cup onion
2 (15.5 oz) cans cannelloni beans
1 (32 oz) box beef broth
2 3/4 cups water
11/2 cup fresh carrots, sliced
1 cup fresh celery, sliced
1 cup small, uncooked pasta (I used Datini.)
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Cook onion and sausage in a large soup pot until sausage is done.   Add all remaining ingredients, EXCEPT for the pasta.  Mix and bring to a boil.  Simmer on low heat for at least an hour to bring out the flavor.  Cool soup completely.  Pour soup into a gallon size Ziploc freezer bag.  You may find that you have a little that won't fit.  If this happens, either put the rest in a quart size bag or keep it in the fridge for lunch. :) Place pasta in a Ziploc snack bag and place in pantry until serving day.

Serving Day:
Thaw soup.  Cook pasta.  Add noodles.  Warm on stove top or in microwave.

Optional - Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

*Serving suggestion:  Serve with salad and Italian bread.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Baked Ziti with Chicken in Queso Sauce by Jen

*Repeat from Missy - April 2010


2 Cups Shredded Chicken (cooked)
2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Can Mild RO*TEL
2 inches Velveeta "cheese"
2 Cups Shredded Cheese
1 Box Ziti Noodles (cooked as directed on box)

Assembly: Cook chicken and shred. Cook Ziti as directed on the box and drain. Melt the Velveeta cheese in the microwave. Mix cans of soup, RO*TEL, and melted Velveeta cheese together. Stir all ingredients together and pour into 9x13 dish. Bake at 350 for 45 min or until bubbling. After serving portions onto the plate, top with a sprinkling of shredded cheese. ENJOY!!

Freezing Instructions: Mix shredded chicken, soup, RO*TEL, and melted Velveeta and place wet ingredients into a freezer safe container or bag. Place into freezer. On baking day, thaw completely. Cook Ziti as directed on the box and drain. Stir together ziti with thawed ingredients and place in oven safe dish. Bake at 350 for 45 min or until bubbling. After serving portions onto the plate, top with a sprinkling of shredded cheese.