We are for sure going to make the following:
Chicken Pot Pies
A breakfast diddy that the Christensen Clan has yet to experience
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.