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post #41 of 97
calladona: that granola looks delish! when/if it ever warms up here I'll start making some granola. We go through it so fast that it certainly isn't the most cost effective homemade breakfast, but so damn yummy. I make a variation of this recipe:

http://orangette.blogspot.com/2008/02/consider-it.html?m=1
post #42 of 97
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Originally Posted by Edelweiss98 View Post

I just made 45 bean and chicken burritos for the freezer plus a bag of filling for more burritos later. The only thing I really want to add now is some muffins. I have a big container of dry mix for GF waffles in my fridge I made earlier this week so I just add eggs, oil and milk to that. Trying to prepare for the extra-tired 3rd tri coming up.

 

Edelweiss98.......Your food sounds yummy, would you like to share your recipe for the bean and chicken burritos?  Are they GF?  I've never made GF frozen burritos but that sounds wonderful!  Also, what recipe do you use for your dry GF waffle mix?  That sounds super yummy and convenient too!

post #43 of 97
Thread Starter 

Tapioca waffles

 

1 cup brown rice flour

1/2 cup tapioca flour

1.5 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking soda

 

I multiplied that by 8 to put in the fridge as a mix. Probably doesn't need to be refrigerated but I hate bugs getting in my flour so there it is.

 

Use 1.5 cups of mix, add 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup oil to make one batch of waffles.

 

Chicken burritos

8 tortillas (GF or flour if you can have gluten)

1.5 cups cooked shredded chicken

1 cup salsa

1/2 cup cooked beans (I usually make pintos since they're so cheap but any kind is fine)

1 tsp fajita seasoning (I omit since we're not a really spicy family)

8 oz shredded cheese Mont. Jack or any kind, I use mozz. or whatever we have on hand

 

Mix all together, fill tortillas. I freeze them in freezer bags. When ready to bake, uncovered 350 degrees, 30 min.

post #44 of 97
Yum! Thank you so much, those sound perfect! smile.gif
post #45 of 97

Mmm, those burritos sound really good! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to add those to my list of foods to make. yummy.gif

post #46 of 97
Did somebody already mention logs of oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough and banana bread slices separated by baking paper? They may not be meals, but snacks and treats are important, too! wink1.gif
post #47 of 97
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Originally Posted by EA77 View Post

Did somebody already mention logs of oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough and banana bread slices separated by baking paper? They may not be meals, but snacks and treats are important, too! wink1.gif

Genius! there is a coffee shop up the street from me that has dried cherries in their chocolate oatmeal cookies. Sublime!
post #48 of 97
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Originally Posted by EA77 View Post

Did somebody already mention logs of oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough and banana bread slices separated by baking paper? They may not be meals, but snacks and treats are important, too! wink1.gif

Not to sound dumb, but can you just make any regular cookie dough into a log or do I need a magic recipe? Magic recipe sharing is welcome!
post #49 of 97

pretty much any recipe. You can also make them into drop cookies and freeze them on the tray, then when frozen pop them in a ziplock. Take out the ones you want and bake.

post #50 of 97
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Originally Posted by EA77 View Post

Did somebody already mention logs of oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough and banana bread slices separated by baking paper? They may not be meals, but snacks and treats are important, too! wink1.gif

 

And oatmeal is good for lactation too! winky.gif

post #51 of 97
Most cookie recipes should work, I just happen to love oatmeal chocolate chip. smile.gif Ooh, and peanut butter chocolate chip are great, too! They just need about a day to defrost in the fridge, so time your cookie craving accordingly. wink1.gif
post #52 of 97
All right, I'm just now getting around to some freezer meals and I came up with a list of some meals I want to assemble for the freezer over the next few weekends. My 3-person family is all I am planning on cooking for, although I know we'll have family that will visit after the baby is born. As a result, some of the recipes are giant so I can pull those out and direct our guests to make them! Hehe! Here's the list I have-

Chicken enchiladas- serves 12
Honey Dijon salmon- serves 3 (double this one)=6
Chicken fried rice- serves 6
Shredded slow-cooked beef sandwiches- serves 6
Spaghetti and meatball casserole- serves 6
Grilled chicken skewers- serves 6
Stuffed shells/manicotti- serves 18
Orange teriyaki chicken- serves 3 (double this one)=6
Flank steak- serves 6
Runza- serves 12
Enchilada wraps- serves 3 (double this one)=6
Chicken taco soup- serves 6

TOTAL= 31 meals for 3, less if we have company

Now I just need to compile an ingredient list!
post #53 of 97
Thread Starter 

Could you share your chicken fried rice recipe?

post #54 of 97
post #55 of 97

freezer meals like the chicken,enchiladas, ect.- do you cook everything completely, let cool, then freeze?  I barely have energy to cook for everyone as it is let alone make extras to freeze lol but it is a good idea:)

post #56 of 97
The chicken was pre cooked and shredded, but the enchiladas weren't baked all together yet. I filled the tortillas and rolled them, then froze them on a pan. Then I poured the sauce over them, topped with cheese and put them back in the freezer. My thinking was that the tortillas wouldn't absorb all of the sauce and become soggy if they were frozen first.
post #57 of 97
Thread Starter 

Yeah, just make sure your chicken is cooked then bake it when you're ready to eat it.

post #58 of 97

I just found this link which has some great sounding recipes that I will try. http://happymoneysaver.com/making-50-freezer-meals-in-one-day/

 

Also...Calladona, do you have a recipe for your pizza bake? That sounds like a crown pleaser, and something to add to my list!

post #59 of 97
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the link! I want to try the chicken fried rice and pesto chicken stuffed shells.

post #60 of 97

Off that link I made the sweet and sour chicken to give it a test run, and it was actually really good! The recipe doesnt sound too great on paper, but my family loved it. THere are a number of other ones on there i'm going to try as well eat.gif

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