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Meal Planning: Freezer Cooking Saves the Day!

Posted By Jessica Fisher On April 18, 2010 @ 1:30 pm In Good Eats,Meal Planning | 9 Comments

[3]We experimented with a new pizza recipe this week. And as evidenced by Quick Hand FishBaby, it was a hit! The recipe was one for Matza Pizza, using this recipe from Tammy’s Recipes [4]. FishPapa and I had been wanting to try out cracker crust pizza at home, so when I saw her post, I knew that was the one to try. So yummy! I’m now on a mission to figure out if I can turn this crust into a freezer component. I’ve really enjoyed some of the new homemade convenience items I made last Freezer Cooking Days [5], including but not limited to Butterhorn Rolls [6], Focaccia [7], and Cinnamon Rolls [8]. It’s been wonderful to have these homemade breads all ready to pop in the oven or rewarm. I am really hoping that I can add Matza Pizza to my list. Yummy! As usual, freezer cooking [5] saves the day for me.

18.  Chicken Cacciatore – The chicken breasts are frozen in a seasoned tomato sauce. I will most likely thaw and then cook in the crockpot and serve over pasta.

19. Spice-Rubbed Fish, Rice, Salad, Cheddar Biscuits – This is just a fun night of cooking and experimenting.

20. Taco Night – I precooked the taco meat [9] and stored it in the freezer along with a bag of grated cheese. At dinnertime, I just warm the meat and the taco shells from the pantry and add shredded lettuce and the thawed cheese.

21. Pasta w/ Meatballs, Salad, Focaccia [7] – The red sauce [10], meatballs, and foccacia are from the freezer. I’ll cook up fresh noodles and toss a salad.

22. Rice and Beans [11] The cooked beans and grated cheese are ready in the freezer. I can thaw them the morning of and cook up a pot of Mexican Rice that night.

23. Pizza Night – Homemade Pizza [12], Veggies, and Ranch Dip [13] – The cheese is already grated and some of the pizza toppings are already prepped.

24. Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes [9], Salad, Rolls [6] – Everything but the salad is in the freezer.

Whatcha got cooking this week at your house? Share it at Menu Plan Monday [14]!


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[3] Image: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/meal-planning-freezer-cooking-saves-the-day.html/tammy-matza-pizza

[4] this recipe from Tammy’s Recipes: http://tammysrecipes.com/homemade_unleavened_bread_matzah

[5] last Freezer Cooking Days: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/cheesecakes-chocolate-chip-banana-bread-and-cinnamon-rolls-for-the-freezer.html

[6] Butterhorn Rolls: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/foccacia-butterhorns-granola-and-my-own-mixes.html

[7] Focaccia: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2010/01/garlic-focaccia.html

[8] Cinnamon Rolls: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/10/whole-grain-cinnamon-rolls.html

[9] taco meat: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/pinto-beans-taco-meat-and-roasted-garlic-mashed-potatoes.html

[10] red sauce: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/homemade-croutons-shredded-chicken-and-red-sauce.html

[11] Rice and Beans: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/06/good-cheap-eat-beans-and-rice.html

[12] Homemade Pizza: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/07/basic-homemade-pizza.html

[13] Ranch Dip: http://lifeasmom.com/2008/07/delicious-ranch-dressing.html

[14] Menu Plan Monday: http://orgjunkie.com

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