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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Freezer Cooking (A Plan)

Congrats to Jessica, the winner of this giveaway! Thanks to all who have entered!

Don't Panic - Dinner's in the Freezer: Great-Tasting Meals You Can Make Ahead

So, I've decided to jump on the bandwagon of freezer cooking! As you could tell from my Menu Plans lately I experimented last month with freezing mostly the components for making the meals.  I LOVED it!  In fact this week has been rough because I'm mostly out of the easy meals and I just haven't been sticking well to my Menu because it's not done for me.

This month is extra exciting because I'm experimenting with recipes from Don't Panic - Dinner's in the Freezer I think I've found a new best friend.  These books aren't just your typical casseroles which you then freeze.  Often it's making most of it ahead, but leaving a few details to make it taste fresher.

Remember the Beef Chimichangas I shared last month?  They came from this book and they were so good, I knew I needed this book!  I also thought of you my dear readers.  I was sure you'd be interested too.  So I contacted the authors and they agreed to send me and one of my readers this book.  YAY!  (To enter scroll to the bottom of the page)

Quite a few of the meals on here are from this book.  I'll put a DP and then the page number.  It was so hard to keep my excitement down as I browsed.  These recipes looked AWESOME!  I can't wait to try them!

Here's my list of meals:

    Homemade Pizza - freeze dough, fry hamburger, cans of homemade sauce brought upstairs(x2)
    Lasagna - prepare and freeze 
    Chicken Enchiladas- DP 89
    Colorado Style Beef Enchiladas - DP 164
    Manicotti - DP 164
    Barbecue Spare Ribs -DP 119
    Grilled Hamburgers - form patties
    Grilled Chicken - marinate enough for this meal and a salad meal later in that week
    Orange Teriyaki Chicken - DP 107
    Lemon Glazed Chicken Breasts - DP 106
    Hawaiin Chicken - DP 101
The following meals are already made. The chicken ones I made last night when I did my famous shredded chicken;)
    Shepherd's Pie 
    Chicken & Biscuits Casserole
    Beef Mozzarella Bake - already made from previous batch cooking
I'm getting my groceries tonight and then I'll be cooking tomorrow and Saturday.  Hopefully I won't get too overwhelmed!  I am biting off a lot, but with the beautiful weather the kids should stay fairly occupied!


So you think those recipes sound yummy and would love to win a copy. Well, here's your chance!  Check out the Index of Recipes and tell me which sounds the best to you!  You can also check out their webite here, they have some great tips and a few recipes on there.

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This giveaway is for U.S. residents only.  It will end on April 18, 2010 at 9:00pm EST.


Jessica said...

I subscribe in RSS feed

Jessica said...

The cottage pie sounds like something I'd like to try!

busy mom said...

i think i have subscribed to everything now bc I am subscribing to your emails today. I think this could be a cool book. Thanks Nancy

Mommy Michel said...

My New Year's Resolution was to start freezer cooking, and so far I LOVE it. I would really like to try the Chimichangas from the Don't Panic book!

Hilary said...

Oriental Sesame Chicken strips sounds delicious.

Ellen said...

The Hawaiian Chicken sounds good to me.

Connie said...

I own this book and LOVE it. I've not made a clunker yet from it. I "need" the second book they have out but haven't picked it up yet.

The Prudent Patron said...

I think Honey Pork Chops sounds yum! My hubby and I am planning on buying a deep freeze this weekend. I am excited about doing some freezer cooking!

theprudenpatron at live dot com

The Prudent Patron said...

I shared this on Facebook!

Theprudentpatron at live dot com

Joan said...

I am hungty! The Lemony Flank Steak sounds like it would fill my void!
caseyjoan at juno dot com

Anonymous said...

Would love to win an copy. Faye

jenni d said...

I have been trying to find a good meatloaf recipe so I am interested in The Very Best Meatloaf in the cookbook. Thanks for the chance to win.
Jen M.

Laura said...

I looked at the index! I got sooo hungry! The best I see is Shish Kabobs, London Broil and teriyaki Chicken. I'm courious on what true blue muffins are though. Thanks for the great resource :)

cherie said...

I just subscribed to your blog - looks great! The chimichanga recipe looks awesome!

Amber said...

The Hawaiian Chicken sounds like something I'd like to try. I'm so excited about this cook book. I'm trying to learn more about cooking, specifically cooking a bunch of meals at one time and freezing them! Thanks for the great giveaway:)

Amber said...

I'm a new follower of your blog too:)

Karen said...

Manicotti sounds like a meal I would love to keep on hand for supper. Thanks for the contest. kclive@insightbb.com

a boy a girl and a pug said...

I'd love to try the apricot glazed chicken tenders. great giveaway!

Tracy said...

Anything with the word enchilada in it!! We love enchilada's at our house and I'm always looking for new recipes!

Anonymous said...

The Sassy Sloppy Joes sounds like fun!

Lakesha said...

The Hawaiian Chicken sounds good!

Sarah Anne said...

Definitely the Oriental Sesame Chicken!


Connie said...

Molasses Bourbon short ribs caught my eye. Mmmmm I can almost taste them.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to try the lemon bread.


Michelle said...

I would love to try the chicken breasts in phyllo or the Italian Stuffed chicken breasts!

Michelle said...

Subscribed to blog via Google Reader.

Melissa said...

I'm always looking for recipes I think my husband would love - the Italian Sausage and Green Pepper Cannoli sounds YUMMY!!!

Jay said...

The 4 Cheese White Pizza sounds yummy!

Amanda said...

The frozen fruit salad sounds good.


Amanda said...

I tweeted.


Amanda said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.


Jeff said...

Orange Sour Cream Loaf sounds yummy! I hope I win as I am trying to be better at freezer cooking!

carla said...

Chicken enchiladas - yum!

goincrazixo said...

following you

Elaine said...

The Honey Pork Chops sound yummy!


Elaine said...

I subscribe to your blog via RSS feed.


Elaine said...

I posted the link to your giveaway on facebook =)


busy mom said...

I follow your blog.

I am curious to see what is in the book for picky eaters also.

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