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Menu Plan 5/30 – 6/5

May 31, 2011

This week I’m making freezer meals! Am I the only one who hates cooking in the summer? The thought of heating up the kitchen by turning on the oven when it’s already over 100 degrees outside makes it really hard for me to motivate myself to cook. By making freezer meals now before it gets too hot here in Texas, I am able to serve my family healthy meals without spending a lot of time in the hot kitchen!

I will be making doubles of all of these meals and I will be making multiples of a couple of them for a meal exchange with friends! That is another way to stock your freezer without spending a lot of time and money. Making two or more of a meal you are already cooking only takes a few extra minutes.

Breakfasts:

Scrambled Eggs with Cheese (we eat this most mornings)
Scrambled Eggs, Bacon or Sausage, Fresh Fruit
Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Burritos
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes (I made about 50 of these for the freezer recently)

Lunches:

Leftovers
PB&J, Baby Carrots, Yogurt
Grilled Chicken Salad
Pizza
Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, Chips, Fresh Fruit
“Snacky Lunch” – Yogurt, nuts, cheese, fruit, crackers, etc.

Dinners:

White Chicken Chili, Dinner Rolls
Slow Cooker Round Steak, Potatoes, Carrots
Chicken Curry*, Rice, Steamed Broccoli
Sausage Strata*, Salad, Rolls
Tamale Pie*, Salad
Bean Burritos*
Tuna Fettucine*, Steamed Broccoli, Salad

*Recipes are from Sue Gregg’s “Meals in Minutes” Cookbook.

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Comments

  1. Yummy!!! Thank you so much for sharing your freezer meals, I hate cooking in the summer too and I’m running out of bearable cooking weather! :)
    One of my favorite freezer meals is chicken n’ biscuits. Did you know homemade biscuits actually rise higher if you freeze them first? I read that nifty trick in the King Arthur baking cookbook and since then I make enormous batches of biscuits and freeze them in meal size portions. Just bake the biscuits frozen, you’ll need to add a few minutes to the overall bake time until they’re golden. The chicken/gravy part, I cook and shred chicken, and then use the following recipe for the gravy, it freezes really well too.
    Pulse a large carrot, celery stalk, and small onion in a food processor to about 1/2″ pieces. Cook veggies in 3T. butter until well browned. Whisk in 1/4 cup of flour and brown up. Gradually stir in 4 cups of broth. Bring to a boil and cook until pretty thick to concentrate flavor. Then thin the gravy with milk or cream to desired consistency. Stir in chicken, cool, freeze flat in quart size freezer bags.

    Ooo, and for burritos, we just tried this new recipe last week, it freezes really well too and is DELICIOUS! :)
    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/addictive-sweet-potato-burritos …if you like sweet/spicy sweet potato fries you’ll love these burritos :)

  2. Thank you for the link girl! Got some great traffic on the White Chicken Chili!

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