Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm Going to Have Fun with my New Freezer

This little darling is being delivered between 11am and 3pm TODAY!

I've been gently asking ((cough-nagging-cough)) Mr. K for one for the last 3 years and he very kindly agreed to purchase one this year.  In honor of our new addition to the household, I'd like to share a couple of my MOST FAVORITE freezer cooking recipes:

Brown together in large dutch oven - drain off extra grease:
3 pounds lean ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion

Add to meat mixture, stirring well to combine:
3/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
3/4 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce

Let cool before dividing between 3 quart freezer bags or freezer containers.

4 pounds chicken legs and thighs
1 cup BBQ sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 bottle beer (1 can Coke optional replacement)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Wash chicken and divide between 4 quart freezer bags.
Mix marinade and divide evenly between bags.
Seal, label, freeze.

Use in lasagna, with meatballs, or as pizza sauce!
Makes 9 quarts

Saute in very large stock pot in a bit of EVOO:
1 large onion, chopped finely
1 large green pepper, chopped finely
Add and simmer 1/2 hour or until desired thickness:
6 cans crushed tomato (87 ounces total)
12 cans tomato sauce (96 ounces total)
6 cups water
6 cans tomato paste (36 ounces total)
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes3 tablespoons salt
1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons cornstarch (mix with a little water so it won't clump when added to pot)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

ETA @ 11:20am - She's here!!!  It's so nice being at the beginning of the delivery schedule rather then the end.  Miss Francis Freezer is sitting next to the fraternal twins Miss Lucy Washer and Miss Gwendolyn Dryer in the Utility Room.  I do hope they play nice.  =)  


1 comment:

Sarah Faith said...

yay! you're back! :)


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