Monday, March 3, 2008

Freezer Index

Many freezer meals can also be assembled ahead of time and cooked/baked later in the day or the next day, so they are obviously not limited to "freezer meals" alone. These are categorized by type of freezer meal (as regards preparation), not to main ingredient. See the Power Cooking link for more info (in the nav bar).

Dump Recipes (simply dump ingredients in ziploc bag; no other prep. needed)
Fragrant Sticky Chicken
Crock Pot Fajita Chicken
Maple Honey Mustard Pork Chops
Noodles with Broccoli and Meat (I freeze just the pork/garlic)
Fajitas (freezing meat with marinade)
Stir-Fry (freezing meat with marinade)

Assemble then Freeze Recipes (recipes take some assembly, but no cooking before freezing)
Red Roasted Chicken
Herb Roasted Chicken
Easy Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Fish and Shrimp in Parchment
Mediterranean Salmon Cakes
Tuna Salad Sandwiches for the freezer
Apple Dumplings
Lemonade Pie

Pre-cook, Assemble, and Freeze (pre-cooking generally means cooking chicken/ground meat ahead of time before assembling a casserole; these recipes are quite easy if your meat is already cooked)
Chicken Tucson (Mexican Casserole or Quesadillas)
Cheeseburger Meatloaf (cooking before freezing is recommended)
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Tater Tot Casserole
Stuffed Braided Bread
Skinny Chimichangas (if only making the filling)

Slightly More Involved....But Worth It! (remember that you can usually cook/prepare the fillings for these and freeze just that part. The hard part is still done ahead of time, but your Power Cooking day just got a little more manageable!)
White and Green Lasagna
Meatless Manicotti
Black Bean Lasagna
Easy Spaghetti Sauce (included here because it's cooked on Power Cooking day, but it's cooked in the crock pot, so is quite easy!)
Skinny Chimichangas (if assembling entire recipe before freezing)

Soups/Stews/Chili (cook before freezing)
Butternut Squash Soup
Tomato Basil Soup
Cream of Turkey and Wild Rice Soup (freeze broth and cooked turkey meat only; make soup later)
Chicken Stew


Baked Goods (bake, then freeze...) (see the Breads/Baked Goods index--most baked goods can be frozen successfully)

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