Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Vote for 5

We are for sure going to make the following:
Chicken Pot Pies
A breakfast diddy that the Christensen Clan has yet to experience
Taco Soup
A chicken/black bean/salsa fare that is a Longman favorite. This will use some of the zillion tortillas in Jo's freezer.

Take a look at the recipes below and tell me what you would like. These recipes are from a book that Kathie (Angel's momma) bought when she went to a freezer baking class. You will notice that many of these recipes are totally cooked before they are frozen so they only require reheat so they will be quick. (Hopefully Meggie can quit the raucous partying long enough to put a poll on the side so we can vote! She is a bead collecting maniac!) There is also some snazzy software that makes a shopping list and printing freezer labels. Yahhhhhoo.

The first 2 recipes cook in the crock pot so we need to decide on one of the two.

New England Clam Chowder
bacon, clams, onion, green onion, potatoes, water, salt, pepper, milk, cream of chicken and celery soups.
This cooks in a crock pot and is frozen after it cools.

Cheesy Chicken Burritos
chicken, salsa, cream of chicken soup, green chilies, cheddar and Monterrey jack cheeses, onion, olives.
Chicken cooks for 2 hours in a crock pot and then juices are drained and other ingredients are added and the mixture is cooked another 3 hours before the chicken is shredded, cooled, and frozen. Served after thawed and heated with tortillas.

Choose whatever you want out of the rest:
Porcupine Meatballs
ground beef, onion, rice, tomato soup, chili powder, salt, water.
This cooks in the oven for 45 minutes and is frozen in a zippy after cook. Thaw and warm to eat. It can also be frozen and cooked for an hour after thawed.

Bacon Chicken
Chicken breast, bacon, sliced beef, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream.
This is baked in the oven for 2 hours and frozen after it cools. To serve you thaw and bake for another hour and serve over mashed potatoes or hot buttered noodles.

Jack Soup
Ground beef, onion, water, tomatoes, carrots, salt, bay leaf, Monterrey jack cheese.
This is cooked on the stove top for 1.5 hours and cooled before freezing. to serve you heat just to boiling and add the cheese.

Chicken Fajitas
Cornstarch, chili powder, salt, paprika, sugar, chicken bouillon, onion and garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, chicken, onion, bell pepper.
This cooks on the stop top and is served after thawing and heating in warm tortillas. You can top them with all the regular fav's

Chicken Fajita Burgers
Onion, red and green bell peppers, garlic, chicken, lime juice, chili powder, salt.
The onions and peppers are browned on the stove top. The chicken is ground and added to the vege's and spices. The patties are formed into 2X4 inches patties and arranged in gallon bags for freezing. They are served grilled or broiled and wrapped in warm tortillas with salsa and Avocado dressing (that has a recipe in the book for side dishes).

BBQ Chicken Mini Pizzas
English muffins, BBQ sauce, chopped chicken, red onion, mozzarella.
The muffins are toasted and then the toppings are applied. Each pizza is placed in a zippy and laid flat until they are frozen and then all the little bags go into a gallon zippy. These are served after they have been broiled or heated in a toaster oven.

Speak now.


TravandNat said...

Here's my vote:

- Cheesy Chicken Burritos
- BBQ Chicken Mini Pizzas
- Bacon Chicken
- Porcupine Meatballs
- Chicken Fajitas

Katie Jo said...

Here is my vote:

-Cheesy chicken Burritos
-chicken fajita burgers
and i don't care what else, those where the two that looked good!

Angel said...

cheesy chicken burrito
porcupine meatballs
chicken fajita burgers

Jolene said...

My concern with some of these, is that there are a lot that need to cook for awhile in the oven first. Are we taking these home to cook because I don't think you have enough room in your ovens. Any the time issue. We would have to do those first thing.
My vote:
cheesy chicken burritos
Chicken fajitas
bacon chicken

Meghan said...

ok, if peeps want the BEST meatballs, lets use shelley's recipe. Happen to have had them tonight and they are awesome. (nothing like the costco crap). she's from scipio for hells sake.

Suz said...

For hells sakes get us the recipe!

TravandNat said...

I agree with Jo on the time issue. They sound delicious, but I'm wondering if we'll have enough oven space and time to make them. Maybe we can make one batch of pre-cooked meals, and then continue to make the others as we did before?!?

Suz said...

I did 10 meals today (16 servings) with my neighbor in 4 hours and it worked out better than I thought it would. We used all 3 of my ovens, the stove top, a frying pan, and 2 crockpots. We didn't use either of my neighbors ovens which we thought we would. One of the 5 choices is cooked in the crock so we put it together and that is it. I love the idea of having them cooked so they just require reheating. We can do whatever...I have 10 ready to go in my little freezer! I feel rich.

TravandNat said...

Ok..then let's go for it! You're a wiz, Suz!