Sunday, September 9, 2012

Freezer Cooking Away

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I am excited to share my latest Freezer Cooking meals with you.  As always, these are my experiments and I hope they are good!  Always feel free to let me know if you had any trouble with a meal so I can adjust it for future readers!  Today's list of meals won't feature a grocery list like my other sets.  Sorry! 

But, on that note, I have some other exciting news!  I will be launching my very own e-cookbook by the end of October.  Unfortunately that means that I won't be sharing all my recipes/grocery lists on my blog anymore.  I plan to price the e-cookbook around $6-7, so it should be affordable to all!  It will feature 20 crockpot freezer meals, printable grocery lists and printable labels for your bags.  And of course a few bonus recipes and a guide to freezer cooking.



On to the recipes!  All recipes are to be split into two bags.  Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.  Always brown the ground beef ahead of time.

Spaghetti Meat Sauce
  • ½-1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1-2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 (29 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Honey Chicken
  • 10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or 8 breasts
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
Sloppy Joes
  • 3-4 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 cups ketchup (enough to make all your meat covered)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Lemon Garlic Chicken
·          4 Cloves Chopped Garlic
·          ¼ cup Chopped Parsley
·          6 lemons juiced (1/3) cup
·          Salt and pepper to taste
·          2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
Taco Meat
  • 3-4 pounds ground beef
  • 2 packages taco seasoning
  • 2 small cans of green chiles (according to your spicy preferences)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup beef broth













24 comments:

  1. These look delish! All recipes split into two freezer bags, right? And 6-8 hours on low?
    Thanks so much-can't wait for the cook book!!

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  2. How much chicken for the lemon pepper chicken? The honey chicken sounds delish

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  3. Do all the ground beef recipes require that the meat be browned first? Then, is it a matter of adding everything to two freezer bags? Do you cook all on low from frozen or thawed state? Thanks for posting! These sound great and I'm anxious to try them out!!!

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    1. I was wondering the same thing. The meat in the taco bag looks to be cooked...

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    2. Yes, always pre-cook ground beef!

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  4. You've been inspiring me!
    And I remembered that you were looking for more freezer recipes one day on facebook, so I just posted this: This recipe makes two pans of enchiladas plus 8 or so more individual lunch-portions that go great in lunchboxes! http://frugallygroovin.com/2012/09/13/freezer-cheesy-beef-enchiladas-for-dinner-and-lunch/

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  5. Aimee, please keep us informed about that release date. I would LOVE to have more crockpot and freezer meals. I work outside the home with 2 busy kiddos... Crockpot meals make my life so much simpler!

    Thanks you! Can't wait!

    billie

    graceandbliss.blogspot.com

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  6. I just discovered your site and I'm very excited to try these! I'm going back to work full time for the first time since my baby was born (2 years ago) and this looks like a great way to feed the family without taking all my time in the kitchen! I can't wait for your cookbook!

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  7. These look SO yummy!

    Quick question, when you say they split into two bags - when you go to cook them, do you put both bags into the crockpot on low for 8 hours, or do you just do one bag each time you put them into the crockpot? Hope that question makes sense. Thanks for your help!

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  8. I know I am chiming in late, but when you post your grocery list, by chance could you post how much you spend?
    :)

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  9. I just wanted to make sure about this. You don't cook the chicken and bag it with the rest of the items, correct. Cook ground beef before hand? I am just starting this and can't wait.

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  10. Hi, cannot cook on slow cooker, everything gets burns.... so can do these on the stove?

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  11. Hi Aimee....I hope things are going a bit better for you all with your new itti bitti. Am playing catch up through your website and have a question. I have a wonderful husband who is completely freaked out by the crockpot and so, therefore, we don't own one. I love the idea of all of these meals. Can they be baked in the oven?

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  12. Hi Aimee....I hope things are going a bit better for you all with your new itti bitti. Am playing catch up through your website and have a question. I have a wonderful husband who is completely freaked out by the crockpot and so, therefore, we don't own one. I love the idea of all of these meals. Can they be baked in the oven?

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    1. Lisa, if you purchase the ebook every meal has a traditional cooking method.

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  13. Hi. For the spaghetti meat sauce, do you need to cook the meat first, or add it to the bag and cook in crock pot?

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  14. beautyandbedlam.com has tips for cooking ground beef in the crockpot, which makes cooking meals like this a breeze!

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  15. How long are these good for in the freezer?

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  16. If I was to bake the lemon garlic chicken in the oven? What temp and how long do you recommend?

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  17. We just finished our first meal of honey garlic chicken and it was delicious. I put it in the crockpot straight from the freezer and added a cup of water so we'd have more sauce. I cooked it on low and it was ready in seven hours. I served it over rice and even my super-picky husband said it was a make again. I can't wait to try more of these recipes.

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