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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Smoked Beef Sausage Primavera by Jackie

*adapted from Taste of Home recipe Smoked Sausage Primavera

8oz. uncooked thin spaghetti
3 cups frozen broccoli cuts
2 cups frozen Tri-Color Pepper and Onion Blend
1.5-2 smoked beef sausage 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 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 small Ziploc bags.  Add Parmesan cheese into a snack size Ziploc bag.  Place spaghetti (broken in half) into snack size Ziploc bag.

Serving Day
Thaw sausage 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.  Remove from heat and drain when pasta is done and veggies are cooked to your liking.  While pasta is cooking, heat sausage mixture in microwave or on stove until hot.  Drain spaghetti and vegetables.  Return to pot.  Add sausage mixture and cheese to spaghetti.  Toss to coat all noodles.  Serve hot.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Angel Broccoli Chicken by Beth

adapted from:
2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
12 oz. frozen broccoli florets
8 oz. Neufchatel cream cheese (1/3 less fat), softened
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. Kraft Tuscan House Italian dressing
1/2 c. white cooking wine
16 oz. angel hair pasta
Layer chicken and broccoli in gallon size freezer bag (note, the chicken is raw and the broccoli can still be frozen).  In mixing bowl, beat remaining of ingredients (except the pasta).  Pour on top of chicken and broccoli.  Seal and lay flat to freeze.
Serving Day:
Thaw completely in fridge.  Pour contents of bag in crock-pot.  Cover and cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours or low for 4-5 hours.  Cook pasta according to directions on box.  Serve chicken mixture over hot pasta.  Enjoy!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Asian Glazed Chicken Quarters

This is my version from the Pampered Chef "Great Grilling Recipes" Cookbook.

1-2 1/2" pc. fresh ginger root, peeled
1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
6 Chicken Leg Quarters, skinned

1.  Remove skin from raw chicken.  Make 3/4" slits in the chicken thighs and drumsticks to allow marinate to penetrate into the meat.  Place chicken in gallon size Ziploc bag.
2.  Peel ginger root and grate it enough to make 2 1/2 Tablespoons.  Combine ginger, hoisin sauce, Soy sauce, Vinegar, brown sugar and garlic powder in bowl.  Mix and pour half of sauce into a sandwich bag to save when grilling.  Pour the remaining sauce in bag of chicken.  Freeze in freezer.
Serving Day:
1.   Thaw completely and cook on grill, covered with foil, over med-high heat, 25-30 minutes. Turn frequently and baste occasionally with reserved marinade.