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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Creamy Italian Chicken by Jen

Adapted from: http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2009/07/crockpot-italian-chicken.html#Usbc41b8LBh95Tg2.99

Ingredients:
6 Chicken breasts
1 1/2 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
1 1/2  package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup
Hot cooked pasta or rice

Assembly: 
Place the chicken in a crock pot and sprinkle Italian dressing over it.  Combine cream cheese and cream of chicken soup in a small pot over low heat until completely melted.
Pour over chicken in 
the Ziploc freezer bag. 

Serving Day:
Empty items into the crock pot set on low and come back 6.5-7 hours later.  Once chicken is done you can leave the chicken breasts whole, cube it, or even shred it. I always cut the breasts into tenderloin size strips.  Once you have cut up the chicken, throw it back in the crock pot and stir into the sauce. If you feel the sauce is too thick you can thin it to your preferred consistency with a little milk.  Prepare noodles before ready to serve, and enjoy chicken over hot cooked noodles!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Very Greek Grilled Chicken by Jackie

The weather has been crazy here the past few weeks.  We had shorts weather and then within a day we were experiencing freezing temperatures and snow again.  Well, the end of this week brought warmer weather back, hopefully for good! I'm choosing to believe that it is now spring!  With spring comes grill season.  I always get a little giddy when we change our Soup/Stew/Chili category for freezer swap back to Grillables in the spring because it signals that we get to be outside more.  To kick off our grillables season, I decided to make this delicious chicken recipe.  Hope you like it!



Ingredients:
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/3 c. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp.  fresh lemon zest
1 tsp. Greek seasoning
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. black pepper




Assembly: 
Trim chicken and put into gallon-size freezer Ziploc.  Mix all other ingredients in small bowl and pour over chicken.  Lay flat to freeze.

 Serving Day:
Thaw completely. Grill. Enjoy!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Shepherd's Pie Stuffed Potatoes by Beth

adapted from https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeedtasty

Ingredients:
6 large baking potatoes
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. thyme
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 can beef broth
12 oz. pkg. frozen peas and carrots (cooked as directed on the package)
milk
butter
additional salt and pepper

Assembly:
Scrub and rinse potatoes thoroughly.  Place in 9x13, cover with foil, and bake at 400 for 1-1 1/2 hrs until soft (the time depends on the size of the potato).  Uncover and allow to cool.  In large skillet, cook onion and beef until beef is done; drain.  Return beef to skillet and add flour, seasonings, and Worcestershire sauce.  Mix until combined; add broth.  Cook until mixture is bubbly.  Add veggies; stir until combined; remove from heat.  Lay potato on cutting board, slice the top off (lengthwise) and scoop out the potato pulp leaving enough around the edges to make a boat. 
Fill each boat with beef mixture to the top (you may have leftover beef mixture based on the size of your potatoes).  In a large mixing bowl, make mashed potatoes by beating the potato pulp, milk, butter, and salt/pepper.  (Amounts of milk, butter, and seasonings is based on how much potato pulp you have and to your taste).  Pour mashed potato in gallon size plastic bag.  Cut a small hole in the corner and pipe mashed potatoes onto top of beefy boats.

Place boats in 9x13, cover, and freeze.

Serving Day:
Thaw completely in fridge.  Bake, uncovered, at 375 for 45-60 min.  These are thick and take awhile to get the inside hot.  Once hot throughout, broil the last 5 min. to get a slightly crispy potato top.  Enjoy!