Monday, February 11, 2008

Easy Dinner

Tonight all my hard work paid off! I got home at 5:10 pm and grabbed a bag of chicken out of the freezer and put it in a pan of warm water and turned the oven on. I put some rice in the rice cooker and then put the chicken in my new stoneware oval roaster (from Pampered Chef) and put it in the oven. I sat down and made my grocery list and played with Annalynn. 30 minutes later I put the veggies in the microwave and at 6 pm we sat down to a delicious dinner of chicken, rice and green beans. It works!!
Also, I must say that the chicken was delicious baked in the stoneware. It was very moist and tender! Even Troy commented on how tender it was!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Freezer Fun (Part 3)

Last week Safeway had ground beef on sale for 99 cents a pound. I could not resist such a buy and bought 13 pounds. Monday was my day to prepare it all. The 7 pound package got fried with onion and garlic to add to different recipes including a double batch of my Spaghetti sauce and a batch of Santa Fe soup. The 6 pound package was made into a double batch of Barbecue Meatballs. I ended up with 8 containers each of spaghetti sauce and meatballs, 3 containers of soup (and we had one for dinner) and 9 packages of either 1 or 2 cups of meat to add to other meals.
This week we ate some of the chicken and pork that I had frozen and it was delicious! Dinner is sooo easy these days. I do have to admit that some days I feel like cooking and on those days I guess I will have to find something new to cook. We could get tired of our freezer meals if I do not interject some different things in between.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Menu Planning Monday

I have not done my menu for a couple weeks as I have been busy preparing meals. I am going to be making several more meals today with hamburger. Safeway had it on sale for 99cents a pound. All of my meals this week are from my frozen meats that I have put up the last couple of weeks. You can see what I have done at this post and this post.

I don't know if we will have these meals in this order but this is what we will eat this week.

You can find a lot more menus over at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Monday - Santa Fe Soup

Tuesday - Mock Sirloin Tips w/Egg Noodles and Veggies

Wednesday - Chicken w/ Rice and Veggies

Thursday - Pork Loin w/ Baked Potato and Veggies

Friday - Soft Tacos