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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole by Beth

1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
24 oz. frozen seasoned French fries
In skillet, brown beef with onion; drain fat.  Combine beef with soup, salt, and pepper.  Spread into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 foil pan.  Sprinkle cheese evenly over the top.  Cover evenly with French fries.  Cover with foil lid and freeze.
Serving Day:
Completely thaw casserole.  Bake at 350 for 30 min.  Then, increase heat to 400 and continue to bake until fries are crispy and meat mixture is bubbly (15-20 min).  Serve with ketchup and mustard, if desired.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Italian Steak Sandwiches by Jackie

*Adapted from

2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 + 1/16 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb. sliced deli roast beef
3/4 c. beef broth
3 Tbsp. red wine or additional beef broth
1 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes
1 Tbsp. dried basil
1/4 + 1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 + 1/8 tsp. dried oregano
1/8 + 1/16 tsp. pepper
6 sandwich rolls, split
6 slices provolone cheese

Heat oil in large skillet. Add garlic and pepper flakes; cook and stir 1 minute. Add roast beef, broth, wine and seasonings; heat through.  Cool.  Place meat and juices into quart size Ziploc freezer bag.  Place cheese slices into Ziploc sandwich bag.  Place package of rolls, meat bag and cheese bag into 2 gallon freezer bag.  Label.  Lay flat to freeze.

Serving Day:
Thaw.  Heat meat in small pan.  Bake rolls until lightly browned.  Place beef slices on rolls; drizzle with broth mixture. Top with cheese.

Hearty Beef and Potato Bake by Jackie

This is what it looks like before adding the topping.
I didn't have a picture of it with the cheese and onions. 
2 cups cooked ground beef
3/4 c. chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp. pepper
16 oz. bag frozen, mixed vegetables
1 18 oz. jar beef gravy
6 cups hot mashed potatoes (I made them in the slowcooker with this recipe:
2 cups French's fried onions, divided
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Brown ground beef with 3/4 c. chopped onion and garlic.
Mix 1/2 cup of fried onions and 1 cup of cheese into the potatoes.
Spread potato mixture in the bottom and on the sides of a greased 9"x13" aluminum pan to form a shell.
Mix gravy, meat, veggies and seasonings together and pour into potato shell.
Cover and freeze.
Place remaining cheese and fried onions in separate small freezer bags.

Serving Day:
Thaw completely.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, or until heated through.
Top with remaining cheese and fried onions.
Bake for 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted and onions are golden brown.

Chicken, Broccoli & Bacon Pasta by Jackie

*Adapted from

3 c. chicken, cooked and shredded
4 cloves fresh garlic, minced or 4 tsp. store bought, minced garlic in jar
1 c. heavy cream
1 c. milk
1 1/2 c. Kraft Italian 5 Cheese shredded cheese
12 oz fettuccine
2 cups frozen broccoli florets
1 c. cooked, bacon crumbles
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

Mix heavy cream, milk, and minced garlic in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil. Add cheese and stir until completely melted. Stir in salt and pepper. Add chicken. Mix until chicken is coated.  Cool. Pour into a quart size Ziploc freezer bag.  Add bacon to a snack size Ziploc bag.  Add broccoli to a sandwich size Ziploc bag. Place all three bags into a gallon size Ziploc freezer bag and label. Freeze flat.

Serving Day:
Thaw chicken and bacon bags only.  Cook pasta according to instructions. Add broccoli during the last 4 minutes of cooking time.  Drain.  Heat up chicken bag.  Add chicken and bacon to cooked pasta. Mix gently.