Sunday, December 6, 2009

Once A Month Cooking: December 2009

It seems like it might not be such a bad idea to start doing some once a month freezer cooking. It helps to free up those evening hours so we're not skipping activities in order to have dinner prep time (which I really do sometimes). This way we'll be able to go to things like the Children's Museum Family Nights and make it back in time to still have a nice warm meal. I love it!

1 Beverage:
It's 5 O'clock Somewhere @ Let's Entertain w/Chocolate Liqueur (leave out the chocolate and increase vanilla) @ About.com, & Peppermint Schnapps Liqueur @ Allrecipes.com

2 Breakfasts:
Snickerdoodle Scones @ Baking Bites
William Shatner's Cappuccino Chip Muffins @ JustJENN Recipes

2 Snacks:
Peanut Butter Popcorn @ The Kitchn (week 3)
Spicy Oven Roasted Chickpeas @ The Kitchn (week 4)

2 Desserts:
Gingersnap Cookies @ Simply Recipes
Double Chocolate Cake w/Hot Fudge Sauce in the Crockpot

10 Meals:
Honey Mustard Lime Chicken @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen
Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta @ RecipeZaar w/Creole Seasoning Blend @ Allrecipes.com & half recipe of Homemade Sun Dried Tomatoes @ Fad About Food
BBQ Chicken Pizza @ Thrifty and Chic Mom
Peking Pork Chops @ Year of Slow Cooking w/Rice
Tater Tot Casserole @ Allrecipes.com
Crockpot Macaroni & Cheese @ The Peer Review
Sloppy Lentils in the Crockpot @ Passionate Homemaking
Crockpot Broccoli Beef @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen w/Rice
Creamy Salmon Slice @ Spark Recipes
Corn & Beef Chili @ Ezra Pound Cake w/Chili Seasoning Mix @ Allrecipes.com

Sneaky Recipes:
Purple Puree
Orange Puree
Green Puree
White Puree
White Bean Puree
Flour Blend


To Do:
Make sneaky recipes & use, freeze/store extra.
Make dry muffin mix & store.
Mix dry cake mix & store.
Make & store liqueurs.
Mix cake topping and refrigerate.
Mix wet cake mix & freeze.
Mix wet muffin mix & freeze.
Assemble scones & freeze.
Assemble & freeze gingerbread cookie log.
Marinate chicken legs & freeze.
Cook cajun pasta sauce & freeze.
Assemble pizza & freeze.
Marinate pork chops & freeze.
Assemble casserole & freeze.
Make cheese & sausage mixture & freeze.
Assemble lentil mixture & freeze.
Marinate beef & freeze.
Assemble salmon slice & freeze.
Cook chili & freeze.

1 comment:

  1. it's so great that you cook once a month! Wow.

    hope you enjoy the broccoli beef and the lime chicken!

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