Friday, May 26, 2017
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Category: Beef

Taking the guess work out of dinner.




I was at a party a few months ago and was asked this question in a get-to-know you game:  “How does dinner come together daily in your home?”  I laughed because as much as I love to cook, my routine was not exciting or impressive.  Every night around 5pm  my routine was to look in the freezer, pull something out, defrost it,add fresh ingredients and serve it with a few side dishes in about 15 minutes.  It was the same every night and has worked great for us.  But when our home was hit by lightening and our oven was fried 8 weeks ago, I was unable to bake, and we had to switch things up a little.   I decided we would plan a weekly menu and repeat it weekly using recipes I could make on the stove top. 


Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Frozen Burritos


My husband loves store bought frozen burritos, but I am not a fan because they are so full of fat and preservatives.  To me they taste processed, greasy and stale.   I take it as a personal challenge to make food my hubby will like better then his beloved bachelor food. These Cafe Rio Sweet Pork frozen burritos have wowed him.  They are healthy, taste fresh and are full of flavor.  You are going to love this recipe! 


Freezer Meal Basic Training

 

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  I apologize it has been awhile since my last post.  We played until we dropped every day of the vacation.  My girls received a lot of art supplies for Christmas and my husband bought me an electric back massager.  Between making crafts, playing in the snow, eating chocolate and enjoying back rubs, life has been pretty busy around here.

I don’t know about you, but my freezer is EMPTY! It is time to re-stock. I’ve been busy today slicing up marinated steak strips for future meals, and  I hope to continue stocking my freezer with cooked rice, meat balls, pot stickers and Chicken Cordon Bleu.  I had some time to experiment over the break with some new recipes and I can’t wait to share them with you over the next couple of weeks!

A few months ago I presented to a group of women in Logan, UT how to get started with making freezer meals.  Around 60 women attended and with the help of a few other women, the evening was put together with ease and was a huge success.   I’ve had the opportunity to teach freezer meal basic training many times and I’ve  put together a list of  basic tips and recipes I use when I teach. 

 If you are planning on getting started this year with making freezer meals or would like to spread the word about how great it is to have your freezer stocked, feel free to use this Freezer Meal  Basic Training. 


Skillet Nachos and Coconut Chocolate-Chip Cookies.


Tonight was one of those nights that by 5:30pm, I was too tired to walk, fold the clean laundry or make dinner.  Luckily, my freezer was stocked with a bag of cooked shredded pork and a log of coconut chip cookie dough.


Making Your Own Frozen Pizza

Our favorite meal of all time is pizza!  It takes time to make  pizza from scratch, so why not make 4-5 pizzas at once, bake one for dinner and place the other four in your freezer to serve later?  My hero Crystal Godfrey, with Everydayfoodstorage.net and I got together a few months ago to make a video on how to make  frozen pizza.  What a privilege it was to be with her for a few hours in her kitchen!