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Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Freezer Cooking

It's time again for some freezer cooking! My plan last month didn't go so well...I actually only made the pancake muffins so I hope that this month goes alot better! I'm keeping my list pretty simple this month because we are going Christmas shopping this weekend too! I will probably start working on some of this tomorrow while the kids are at school.

Breakfast
Waffles ( I bought an awesome waffle maker during the black Friday madness )
     - Just going to use Bisquick and cook according to directions this time...maybe next month I will make my own mix!

Lunch
PBJ Sandwiches (I've made them this week for the kid's school lunch...plan to do many more)
Ham and Cheese Sandwiches (also made a few this week)

---Each night this week I made a sandwhich for each of the kids and froze it over night to put into their lunch boxes. I wanted to try it out before I made a whole bunch and the kids not like them! The sandwiches went over VERY well with my picky eaters so I will be doing alot more this weekend so I don't have to make them every night!

Dinner
Quesadillas (might do some with chicken and just some with cheese)
     --For chicken--
             4 boneless chicken breasts, diced
             1/2 tsp. garlic powder
             1/2 tsp. pepper
              2 c. shredded cheese
              (might also add green chilies?)
Cook chicken with garlic powder and pepper until cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside. Use a small amount of olive oil and fry tortillas on each side in skillet. Place on a cookie sheet and top with chicken, cheese, and another tortilla. Press gently and place in zip lock bag then freeze.
*Cooking Day - Preheat oven to 375 degrees . Do NOT thaw the quesadillas. Place on a cookie sheet and bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges and serve!

Black Bean Soup
-- 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed well
1 1/2 c. vegetable broth
1 c. chunky salsa
1 tsp. cumin

Combine all ingredients into blender and blend until soup is desired consistency. Place in freezer bag or container and freeze!

Snacks/Sides
Mashed Potatoes ( cook potatoes and mash then place in muffin tins and freeze. After frozen pop out of muffin tin and place in freezer bag. When ready to eat take out however many servings you need. 1 "muffin" equals 1 serving.

French Fries
Grapes ( did these this week for kid's lunch and they went over well with them too!

That is my plan...hopefully it will work out like I want it to! I need to get my freezer stocked up before the baby comes because I know I will NOT want to cook for a little while and I can't let the other family members starve or live on ramen noodles!! HAHA

For more freezer cooking ideas/tips visit the following sites:
Life As Mom
Mom's Plans
Meal Planning Mommies
Goodness Gracious

2 comments:

Steph said...

I love that the PBJ went over so well...did they prefer that to the ham and cheese or did both do well?

Love the Mashed Potato idea...I am going to have to add that to my next month. I took November and December off from OAMC but going to hit the ground running in January!

Thanks for your great ideas and feel free to stop by www.alwaysjustamom.blogspot.com!

Ashley Pate said...

Both types of sandwiches went over very well with the kids.

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