Sunday, May 9, 2010

Freezer cooking, small scale...

So, I keep reading these blogs about freezer cooking, and I am really trying to implement it into my weekends, at least for the week.  I will eventually work my way up to two weeks, but since my freezer is small, it may take awhile before I can do a whole months worth!  Plus I just don't have that much glassware!!  Today I have cooked up some Chicken Spaghetti and yesterday I cooked up Chicken Enchiladas... I also have Baked Ziti on my list. 

This is the Chicken Spaghetti... its going into the freezer.  I'll update later and let you know how good it is.

These are the Chicken Enchiladas that are in the freezer... Before I put them into the over, I will cover them with the Picante Sauce mixture and some graded cheese.  These are good and a recipe that I found in the coupon section of the Sunday paper:

Easy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas:
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup Pace Picante Sauce
2 tsp chili powder
2 cups chopped chicken
1/2 cup Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
6 ( i used 9) 6" flour tortillas, warmed
1 small onion and tomato chopped for garnish

Stir together soup, sour cream, picante sauce and chili powder in medium bowl. Stir 1 cup of picante mixture, chicken and cheese in large bowl.  Divide chicken mixture among tortillas, roll and place seam side down in a baking dish.  Pour remaining picante sauce mixture over filled tortillas.  cover and bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Now, for dinner tonight...being Mother's Day, I've decided that my mom and I deserve some Ribeyes... So I have been marinating these since this morning, and I will post the before and after :)

I will be making a layered salad too...
And the After:

Our layered salad.... Lettuce, hard boiled eggs, tomato, peas, bacon, avocado and shredded cheese.

This was Jeremy's steak... it was SO good~ 
So, a side note! Jeremy got me The Taste of Home Cookbook: Cooks Who Care Edition for Mother's Day!! It also came with a whole year subscription to Taste of Home Magazine!  I'm so excited! I plan on going through it and marking the recipes I want to try...and hopefully posting them here!

Happy Cooking everyone!! And Happy Mother's Day!


  1. I hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day. The freezer meals you've prepared look wonderful. I found your blog by chance and had planned to say a quick hello before moving on. I started reading your earlier posts and stayed longer than I planned. I really like your blog. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. i do love the chicken spaghetti! and i have frozen enchiladas with the sauce and cheese already on. not sure if you saw my freezer post on lnl(its on the preg) board but it gives some pointers for freezing not having to use glassware(or needing it) and on my blog you can see all the stuff we made for our cooking day and the size freezer i stuffed it all in! can't wait to read more!