Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Freezer meals part one
Here are some of the freezer meals i have been making these past few days.I found these recipes on pinterest but i adapted all of them to make them suit what my family likes.
The first recipe i am sharing is for baked ziti. I added different things than the original recipe called for but i think it tastes good my way.
1 box ziti noodles ( i used rigatoni because i didnt find ziti)
1 sm jar of alfredo sauce
1 sm container ricotta cheese
2 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 pound shredded mozzerella cheese
In a large pot of water cook your noodles as directed on box. In a mixing bowl add your jar of alfredo,egg,tomato sauce and ricotta cheese. Mix well and set aside. Drain and rinse noodles and add them to the tomato sauce mixture. I used 2 of the 8x8 disposable foil pans and got 2 meals from this recipe. We only have 3 ppl in our family so if you have more to feed i would double the recipe and make it using 2 9x13 pans.
Once you put the noodles in your baking pans that you are using top each pan with the mozzerella cheese. I put 2 pieces of heavy duty foil over each pan and than i write the cooking directions on each pan.
* Thaw and top with fool bake at 400 for 1 hour or until cheese is bubbly.
CREAM CHEESE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS
1 cooked rotisserie chicken - Shredded
1 cube softened cream cheese
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cans red enchilada sauce
10 medium flour tortillas
* And what ever you want to garnish them with when you eat them.Sour cream,lettuce, olives etc
Place the shredded chicken in a lg bowl. Add the cream cheese and 1 can of enchilada sauce. Mix well ( this is the filling for your enchiladas.( I sometimes add a can of black beans rinsed and drained to the mixture as well)
Warm your tortillas in microwave for about 40 seconds so they dont break when you are rolling them. Place a generous scoop of filling in each tortilla . Roll up and place in your desired pan. I again use the disposable tin pans from the dollar store.Put a little bit of enchilada sauce in bottom of your pans. I put 5 enchiladas in each pan so we have enough for 2 meals. I than serve these with rice and beans for complete meal. Once you are done with the enchiladas pour some red sauce over them and top with cheese. Cover pans with heavy duty tin foil. And with sharpee marker write cooking directions.
* Unthaw and bake at 350 for 30 mins
4 boneless chicken breasts
1 sm bag baby carrots
2 lg cans pineapple chunks undrained
1 sm onion chunked - i do not like onions so i leave this out. I add a green pepper instead
1 cup teriyaki sauce
Place all ingredients in 2 resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Mix together in bag and zip closed.
When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Add 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce to the slow cooker and cook on low 6-7 hours. I like to serve min over rice. I write the cooking directions on the freezer bags.