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Monday, June 16, 2014

Marinated Pork Chops by Jackie

*This recipe is adapted from The Freezer Cooking Manual from the 30 Day Gourmet

8 pork chops (I buy center cut half boneless pork loin and ask the butcher to cut it into chops)
2 c. pineapple juice (takes 2-46oz. cans to make 6 meals)
1/2 c. soy sauce
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
1/3 c. Italian dressing (takes 1-16oz. bottle to make 6 meals)

Assembly Day: Place all ingredients, except pork chops, in gallon size Ziploc freezer bag. Mix well. Place pork chops in bag. Seal and lay flat on cookie sheet to freeze.

Serving Day: Thaw completely. Grill pork chops until no longer pink inside. Discard marinade.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

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

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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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Mexican Pizza by Beth

1 loaf frozen bread dough
1 lb. ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
16 oz. can refried beans
1 tomato, chopped
3 green onion, sliced
8 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
1 c. crushed tortilla chips
Thaw bread dough as directed on package; let rise; punch down.  Roll out to fit into well greased jelly roll pan (15x11) and up on sides.  Prick entire crust with fork.  Bake at 375 for 10 min.  (This is just partially baking the crust).  Cool 5 minutes and transfer crust to cooling rack.  Meanwhile, brown beef and drain.  Add taco seasoning and water as directed on the package and cook as directed.  Set aside.  Spread refried beans over cooled crust.  Spread beef mixture over beans.  Top with onion, tomatoes, and cheese.  Wrap in plastic wrap and finally in aluminum foil. 
Serving Day:
Remove frozen pizza from wrapping and set inside 15x11 baking pan.  Bake at 375 until heated through (I'm guessing 18-20 min like most frozen pizzas...keep an eye on it.  I have never done this from frozen, but should work nicely).  When pizza has about 5 min of baking left, sprinkle with tortilla chips and return to oven for 5 min. 

Ranch Burgers by Jen (Re-Run)

2 lb. lean ground beef
4 tbsp. dry Ranch dressing mix
3/4-1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
8 hamburger buns

Mix all ingredients in large bowl. 
Divide mixture into 8 (1/2 c.) portions.  

Press into 8 burger patties.
Lay flat on a lined baking sheet. 
Flash freeze.  

Place frozen patties into Ziploc freezer bag. 
Place buns into Ziploc freezer bag.

Serving Day:
Thaw completely or cook from frozen. 
Grill until done to your liking.  Enjoy!