Sunday, October 17, 2010

October Freezer Cooking: The Nesting Edition

Ok with my due date rapidly approaching (November 5th!) I thought it would be an excellent idea to restock the deep freeze because, to be honest, I don't want to cook much come November! Here is what I've accomplished so far:

  • Wild Rice Hotdish x2
  • Monterey Jack Stuffed Chicken Breasts x2
  • Eggrolls (made up 58 but then we had them for supper that night so I have 43 left!)
  • twice baked potatoes (did a variation of these on the Holland grill - rubbed the skins with olive oil and sprinkled them with Mrs. Dash Original Blend, turned out absolutely divine!)
  • Best Chocolate Chip Cookies dough (ready to bake 4 dozen)
  • pizza dough
  • 8- 22oz containers Red Sauce ( inspired by Fishmamas' recipe but of course I couldn't leave well enough alone and tweaked it to my own tastes. I will have to share later what I did because it turned out pretty good!)
  • Whole grain cinnamon rolls 1 batch
  • Pumpkin Waffles
  • Light n' Crispy Waffles x2 (although I've noticed these are almost gone already!)
  • Hamburger patties (4lbs)
  • 2 lbs Black Beans
  • 2 lbs Kidney Beans
  • 1 lb Garbanzo Beans
  • 12 cups shredded zucchini and summer squash for breads and muffins (last of the bounty from my garden!)
  • 34 cups of my Homemade Chicken Broth
Granted this has all been done over the past few weeks because I'm not up for marathon cooking/ baking! Now if only my stove will come clean...
    Still in the works:
    • Chicken Enchiladas
    • Cheese Pasties
    • muffins and  more cookie dough
    • refried beans
    • Chili or lasagna?
    • breakfast burritos?

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      Saturday, October 16, 2010

      A new adventure!

      I've been doing some thinking (and dreaming) since I like to lurk about the web that its time to try my hand at this again! My Goals:
      • to not be so intimidated!
      • try to create a system of organization to it
      • be realistic! I will never be perfect.
      • have fun because that is what it's really all about.

      I'm in the process of revamping this site so please bear with me! Any suggestions and tips are helpful.