Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesdays Tip- Freezer Food

Freezer Food Recipe Exchange

I am always looking for great freezable recipes. I am known (often) to get tired of cooking and decide to just go out to eat. When we go out to eat I tend to overeat and pick high calorie choices. We also spend money at least $30! If only I had a live in cook and nutritionist here at home. Oh yeah we do... it's me mom.

For those nights I don't want to cook I like to have a meal in the freezer ready to pop in the oven.

Favorite Freezer Ready Meals: Jen's Mexican Lasagna and
Chicken Tetrazzini (I found this recipe in Southern Living)
What you need:
1 (16 oz) package of thin spaghetti
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 cups cooked chicken (I use boiled chicken breast or rotisserie chicken shredded)
1 can of cream of mushroom soup (reduced fat)
1 can of cream of chicken soup (reduced fat)
1 can of cream of celery soup (reduced fat)
1 (8oz) sour cream (light)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Cook pasta
  2. Toss cooked pasta with chicken broth
  3. Stir chopped chicken and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl
  4. Add cooked pasta
  5. Spray 2 cooking dishes (11 X 7 ) size with cooking spray
  6. Fill cooking dishes
  7. Top both with cheese
  8. Put in freezer
  9. When ready to cook set out on counter for about an hour to defrost a little
  10. Cook covered with foil at 375 for 45 minutes or until bubbly (I check every 15 minutes)
What is your favorite freezer meal? Please post a recipe on your blog and leave a comment here so we can find your recipe.

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Griffith Family said...

Recently I went out on and looked for just this type of thing. With summer coming and the weather being beautiful, I don't want to spend a lot of time thinking about dinner or going out for exactly the reasons you mentioned. I've got a jumbo shells recipe to try and of course, I will try your recipes too! But on some of the food websites, search specifically for freezer meals or make ahead dinners.

Great topic! Can't wait to see the comments!

Jenny said...

YOU'RE AWESOME! Can't wait to try it out and freeze some for later of course!