I have been very busy in my kitchen this week. Here are a few highlights!
I pulled one of the Butter Chicken frozen meals out of the freezer and and cooked it in the slow cooker. It was our first time trying this recipe. It was good! I served it with rice, and peas & carrots.
I made a few more things for the freezer. Including Bolognese Sauce. This was a new recipe to me, and it looks like it’s going to be great! I’m serving it tomorrow on spaghetti and I’m looking forward to trying it.
Kitchen Tip: When filling freezer bags, put the bag into a bowl or large measuring cup before filling, like in the picture above.. You won’t have to struggle to hold the bad while dumping in the food. And the bag won’t fall over spilling your food everywhere.
I also prepped another new recipe for the freezer. Chicken & Ranch Macaroni. I made two pans. I tasted the sauce, and it was amazing! I let some of the family have a taste of the sauce, too. Everyone loved it!
I put both pans in the freezer, then I pulled one out Saturday to thaw and bake. It was so good! Everyone in the family agreed that we want to have this again. And again. And again. lol It’s that good!
Those three recipes are from FreezEasy, that I have been using for a review. Look for it very soon!
I also put 3 cooked chicken breasts in the freezer. I always mark the meat cooked or raw. Sometimes it’s hard to tell by looking at a frozen blob. lol
On Friday, we again had Venison Roast in the slow cooker. This time I used a mushroom soup to cook it in. My husband loves mushrooms so he really loves when I cook the roasts this way. I do not like mushrooms. They roast doesn’t have a stron mushroom taste, so I just pick off the mushroom pieces. The other mushroom haters in the family do the same.
On Saturday, I prepped food to take to church on Sunday. I made 10 pounds of mashed potatoes. That’s a lot of mashed potatoes!
I tried a new recipe for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cake. Since it was new, I made two so we could try one before I feed it to other people. lol
It was so good! Look how yummy it looks! This recipe is definitely a keeper.
Last night, I made some Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos from the freezer. Well, the meat mixture was in the freezer, not the chips. I just had to put the chips on a baking sheet, top with the meat, and then some grated cheddar cheese. This recipe was another winner! And it was another recipe from FreezEasy! Thankfully, I have another bag of it in the freezer!
What have you been up to in your kitchen lately?
In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu
Now…. to answer the question that I get asked about a hundred times a day……….What’s For Dinner?
Saturday – quick & easy- Chicken & Ranch Macaroni from freezer
Sunday – soup & sandwich day – Dinner at church, leftovers for supper, & Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos for a night time snack
Monday – chicken or turkey – Chicken Fajita Bake from the freezer, rice, broccoli, corn
Tuesday – pizza/pasta – Spaghetti with bolognase sauce, salad
Wednesday – Taco Night- Tacos with all the fixin’s
Thursday – pork or venison – Pork chops, oven roasted potatoes, green beans, homemade applesauce
Friday – venison – Venison roast, potatoes, & carrots in slow cooker,
For more ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday