Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Freezer Meals Update :)

A great big Thank You to all who helped with the Freezer meals service project yesterday. We had a great turn out and were able to make 16 meals for a few different families in the ward. It was wonderful…. You are wonderful!

As promised, below are the recipes for the meals we prepared:

Cheese Manicotti

1 8-oz package manicotti
1 ½ cups Ricotta cheese
2 cups cottage cheese
4 ounces cream cheese
½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 T dried parsley flakes
1 t salt
½ t pepper
3-4 cups spaghetti sauce

Do not cook manicotti. Combine all ingredients except manicotti and spaghetti sauce. Cover bottom of pan with spaghetti sauce. Stuff manicotti with cheese mixture. Arrange on spaghetti sauce in pan. Pour spaghetti sauce over all. Cover with heavy freezer foil. Label and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Bake covered for 45 minutes at 350. Uncover, top with more mozzarella cheese and bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese melts.

Taco Pie

1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 package taco seasoning
1 4-oz can sliced black olives
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 tube refrigerator crescent rolls
1 cup refried beans
1 10 1/2 –oz package corn chips, crushed
1 cup sour cream

Brown ground beef with onion. Add taco seasoning, olives and tomato sauce. Flatten crescent roll dough and press onto bottom of foil baking pan. Heat refried beans and mix with 2 tablespoons of water to make spreadable. Spread over crust. Top with 1 cup of cheese. Cover crust with half of the crushed corn chips. Spoon meat mixture over corn chips. Cover with sour cream. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Top with remaining corn chips. Cover with heavy foil. Label and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Bake uncovered 45 minutes at 375.

Cream cheese Chicken

1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
1 stick butter
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 8-oz cream cheese

Turn crock pot on high. Place butter in bottom of crock pot. When the butter has melted, add one envelope Italian dressing dry mix. Stir into butter until well mixed. Cut chicken breasts into strips. Place in crock pot and stir to coat with better and dressing mix. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours. Remove chicken to plate to cool. Add 1 can cream of chicken soup and cream cheese. Stir to melt and mix well until smooth and creamy. Remove sauce from crock pot and allow to cool. Place chicken and sauce into a gallon resealable freezer bag. Label and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Heat until piping hot and bubbly. Serve over rice or hot buttered noodles.

Glazed Meat Loaf

½ cut ketchup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup lemon juice
1 t dry mustard
1 ½ pounds ground beef
1 ½ cups fresh bread crumbs (3 slices)
¼ cup chopped onion
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 t beef bouillon
1 t salt
¼ t pepper

Combine ketchup, brown sugar, lemon juice and mustard in small bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and 1/3 cup ketchup mixture. Place in freezer bag. Place remaining ketchup mixture in sandwich bag and place in freezer bag with meat loaf. Label and freeze.

To serve: Thaw. Place in greased loaf pan or shape into a loaf and place on greased baking pan. Bake 1 hour at 350. Spread ketchup mixture on meat loaf and bake 10 minutes.
Chicken and Broccoli

3 cups cooked chopped chicken
1 16-ounce bag frozen chopped broccoli
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
½ cup evaporated milk
1 cup mayonnaise
1 T lemon juice
Dash pepper

Drain and squeeze broccoli to remove water. Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Place in gallon freezer bag. Label and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Place in greased baking dish. Bake of 1 hour at 350. Serve with rice.

Thank you again sisters. May your blessings be as big as your hearts!!



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