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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Aunt Tina's Fiesta Chicken by Jackie

4-6 chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can of water (use empty soup can)
1 jar salsa
16 oz. frozen corn or small can of corn
1/2 pkg. taco seasoning
1 1/2 cups parboiled rice, cooked

Mix all ingredients, except rice, in a gallon size Ziploc freezer bag.  Lay flat to freeze.  Place rice in quart size Ziploc freezer bag.  Lay flat to freeze.

Serving Day
Thaw completely.  Place all ingredients, except rice in slow cooker.  Cook 6 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high.  Cook rice.  Serve over rice.

Directions for cooking rice on stove top: Pour contents of rice bag into pan with 3 1/3c. water. Add butter and salt if desired. Stir and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat and stand for 5 minutes.

Directions for cooking rice in microwave: Pour contents of rice bag into microwave safe container with 3 1/3c. water. Add butter and salt if desired. Stir and cover. Cook on MEDIUM (50%) power for 20-25 minutes. Remove from microwave and let stand for 5 minutes. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas by Amy

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
1 medium onion, sliced
1 large bell pepper, seeded and sliced
2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 flour tortillas, warmed to serve
1. Place chicken, tomatoes and chilies in gallon size ziploc bag. 
2. Place veggies in quart size ziploc bag. 
3. Place spices in snack size bag. 
4. Put three bags in a gallon size ziploc bag and freeze. 
Serving Day Directions:
1. Completely thaw the three bags
2. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. 
3. Place all ingredients in slow cooker and mix gently, until all spices are incorporated. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2 hours.
4. Serve with tortillas, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, and guacamole.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tuna Melt Patties from Wendy

*Recipe adapted from Cool Kitchen Cooking by Pampered Chef

2 cans (6oz. ea.) water-packed white tuna, drained
1/3 c. finely chopped celery
1/4 c. green onions with tops, sliced
1/4 c. unseasoned dry bread crumbs
2 T. light mayonnaise
2 T. sweet pickle relish, drained
1 egg white
1 tsp. prepared mustard
4 English muffins, split
4 slices (3/4 oz. ea.) reduced-fat American cheese
Additional mayo and mustard (optional)

Flake drained tuna.  Add celery, onions, bread crumbs, relish, egg white and mustard to tuna.  Mix well.  Form into 4 round patties, 1/2" thick.  Place in gallon-size Ziploc freezer bags.  Freeze flat.

Serving Day
Thaw completely.  Heat griddle.  Place muffins cut side down on pan and toast 1-2 minutes.  Remove from pan.  Set aside.  Lightly spray patties with vegetable oil.  Cook patties over medium heat for 6 minutes, carefully turning after 3 minutes.  Top with cheese.  Continue cooking 1-2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.  Spread muffins with additional mayo or mustard, if desired.  Top with lettuce and tomato and tuna patty. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Chistina's Meatball Subs by Jackie

24 frozen meatballs (1 oz. each)
1 jar marinara sauce
6 deli hoagie buns
6 slices provolone cheese

Pour meatballs and sauce into gallon-size Ziploc freezer bag.  Freeze upright for easy placement of frozen food into crockpot.  Place buns in 2 separate gallon-size Ziploc freezer bags.  Freeze flat.  Place cheese in quart-size Ziploc freezer bag. Freeze flat.

Serving Day
Thaw meatball bag enough to release into slow cooker.  Running under warm water for a few minutes does the trick.  Cook on low for 4 hours.  (If you'd rather not use slow cooker option, you can thaw contents and cook on stovetop until heated through.)  Toast buns in oven.  Place 4 meatballs and a small amount of sauce on each bun.  Top with a slice of cheese.  Broil 1-2 minutes until cheese melts.  Enjoy!

These are very good if you add a few slices of pepperoni to the top of each before adding cheese.

Note for Freezer Friendz:
I did not slice the deli buns, so that you would have the option of doing a regular sub or a boat.  See pic of boat below.  If you want to do a boat, you just need to cut into the top of the bun and scoop out some of the inside bread to hollow it out.