Look at this!!
lots of freezable recipes!!
lots of freezable recipes!!
The other day I froze about a dozen rolled lumpia and 3 quarts of chili
Today I am baking probably 3 (MAYBE 4?) meatloafs (I have two in the oven at the moment and should be done soon).. and adding probably 3 quarts of Mexican tortilla soup to the freezer.
SO proud of myself. The soup is made from about 3 or 4 leftover chicken enchiladas with rice (I added a can of black beans and chicken broth).
The meatloaf is using up some onions that were past their prime, and the last of my Italian bread crumbs.
I was INTENDING to make some mashed potatoes for the freezer, but it looks like dp threw out the WHOLE 5 lb bag... so here's my question.. isn't it NORMAL to sort through a bag of potatoes and toss out the old, cut off any bad parts of otherwise fine potatoes and use the "good parts"? Dp doesn't agree with this. Apparently one bad potato makes a whole bag of bad potatoes. Your thoughts? I grew up in a place that didn't get regular deliveries- we often had to return eggs that were bad to the store (and get a replacement dozen), cut off bad parts of onions, cheese, or potatoes, or whatever and salvage what was good.. is this not normal?
My recent favs:
Creamy Italian Pasta (Recipe #295595 on Recipezaar)
This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good (and could be made meatless, using low/no fat ingredients, whole wheat pasta, etc).... I used turkey instead of beef and added in some minced onion with the meat. This froze BEAUTIFULLY (I made it and then put leftovers in individual containers to reheat for lunches...so goooooood and I can't wait to make more!)
SERVES 6 -8
16 ounces pasta (fusilli, medium shells, elbow mac, etc)
1 lb ground beef
26 ounces pasta sauce
8 ounces tomato sauce
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 1/2 tablespoons italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Boil pasta as directed on package and drain.
Meanwhile, brown meat with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
Mix all very well (except mozarella) in pasta pot (or larger pot) over low heat until cream cheese melts.
Top evenly with mozarella.
Cover and let sit on low for about 15 min, or until mozarella melted.
Breakfast Casserole (Recipezaar Recipe #32445 )
1 lb bulk sausage, like Jimmy Dean
4 cups bread, cut in pieces (day or two old is best)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
10 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
Cook and crumble sausage, drain.
Put bread in well buttered 9x13 baking dish.
Sprinkle with the cheese.
Combine the eggs, milk, and spices.
Pour over the bread and cheese.
Sprinkle sausage and mushrooms on top.
Cover and chill overnight.
Heat oven to 325*.
Bake, uncovered for 1 hour.
(Ours took about an hour and a half to make so it wasn't too runny. This can also be made right away without making it the night before. I freeze this in individual portions, too)