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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Re-Run: So You Forgot to Defrost Chicken! by Jen

* The original recipe is from Fix-it and Forget-It Cookbook and was written by Mary Seislstad. I have made slight adjustments for freezing.

6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (original recipe calls for frozen chicken)
2 10 3/4oz. cans cream of chicken soup
4 oz. can sliced mushrooms, or 1/2c. sliced fresh mushrooms
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Place chicken in gallon Ziploc bag. Mix remaining ingredients in separate bowl and pour over chicken. Freeze standing up, so it will fit in the crock pot when you are ready to cook.

Serving Day:
Cook from frozen. Remove plastic bag from frozen meal. Place meal in crock pot. Cook on low 10-12 hours. Serve over rice.

Freezer Friendz: I included egg noodles for you.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thai Beef with Noodles from Amy

1 1/2 lbs. of steak for stir fry -  cut into strips (I used top round steak.)
1/2 cup Sherry
3 tbs. lite soy sauce
2 tsp. grated ginger
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp dark roasted sesame oil
1 package of lo mein noodles

Place strips of meat into a freezer bag.
Mix ingredients of sauce together in a bowl and whisk.
Pour into bag and freeze.

Serving Day:
Thaw completely
Preheat skillet, cook meat and sauce until warmed and meat is cooked to your liking.
Serve over cooked noodles.

*To add vegetables to our meal, I used a bag of frozen stir fry vegetables.  Before I cooked the meat, I put 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil in a pan - heated.  I put the vegetables in the hot oil and cooked.  I removed the vegetables and then cooked the meat to my liking.  Then I put a cornstarch mixture (3 tablespoons cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water) into the pan with the meat - sauce will thicken.  Finally, I returned the vegetables to the pan and heated.  Serve over noodles.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Smoked Kielbasa Primavera from Jackie

*adapted from Taste of Home recipe Smoked Sausage Primavera

8oz. uncooked spaghetti
3 cups frozen broccoli cuts
1/2 cup sweet red pepper sliced into strips
1/2 cup yellow bell pepper sliced into strips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
2 (14oz.) smoked polska kielbasa ropes cut into 1/2" slices
1/2 cup water
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
4 tablespoons butter
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Bring onion, water and sausage to a boil in a large skillet.  Reduce heat and cover.  Simmer for 7-8 minutes.  Add milk, seasoning and butter to skillet.  Cook and stir until butter is melted.  Cool completely.  Pour into gallon size Ziploc freezer bag.  Add broccoli and peppers into a separate quart size Ziploc freezer bag.  Add Parmesan cheese into a pint size Ziploc freezer bag. 

Serving Day
Thaw kielbasa mixture and cheese bags only.  In large pot, cook spaghetti according to package directions, adding frozen broccoli and peppers during the last 4 minutes of cooking time.  While pasta is cooking, heat kielbasa mixture in microwave until hot.  Drain spaghetti and vegetables.  Return to pot.  Add sausage mixture and cheese to spaghetti.  Toss to coat all noodles.  Serve hot.