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Summer Meal Themes & Freezer Cooking

Posted By Jessica Fisher On June 5, 2011 @ 7:50 pm In Freezer Cooking,Meal Planning | No Comments

I spent yesterday cooking up a storm and stashing things in the freezer. I’m making sure that every recipe is just right for The Cookbook [4].

But, I still need a meal plan.

I’m pleasantly surprised at how well my new meal themes for summer [5] are coordinating with my freezer cooking foods. That’s what I call a happy accident!

Here’s our meal plan for the week:

Slow Cooking: Beef Stew* with Chile and Green Olives, Rice, Green Salad

Fish Supper: Crumb-Topped* Cod, Broccoli Gratin*, Quinoa Pilaf [6] – this didn’t happen last week, so it’s up again

Portable Dinner: Turkey Baguette Sandwiches [7], Veggies, Chips

Beans and Rice [8]: Black Bean Soup*

Pasta: Spaghetti and Meatballs [9]*, Salad, Rolls

Cooking Out: Tandoori Chicken [10]*, rice, Grilled Vegetables

Pizza Night*: Pepperoni, Burrito [11], and Shrimp, Pesto, & Feta – last week I ended up making different pizzas

The asterisks (*) indicate the items that are freezer-friendly. Yeah for less work now that the heavy lifting has been done [12]. Come back tomorrow to see what I cooked up this weekend and share what you’ve been doing, too, to fill your freezer.

And don’t forget to visit Menu Plan Monday [13] for more meal planning inspiration.

 


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[5] my new meal themes for summer: http://lifeasmom.com/2011/05/easy-theme-night-dinners-for-summer.html

[6] Quinoa Pilaf: http://goodcheapeats.com/2011/03/quinoa-pilaf/

[7] Turkey Baguette Sandwiches: http://goodcheapeats.com/2011/04/do-you-choose-the-same-food-each-time/

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

[9] Meatballs: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/06/more-ground-beef-freezer-meals.html

[10] Tandoori Chicken: http://lifeasmom.com/2008/10/tandoori-chicken.html

[11] Burrito: http://goodcheapeats.com/2010/07/burrito-pizza/

[12] now that the heavy lifting has been done: http://lifeasmom.com/2011/06/a-cookbook-update-must-do-make-aheads-june-freezer-cooking-days.html

[13] Menu Plan Monday: http://orgjunkie.com/category/menu-plan-monday

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