Freezer Meals- Jan 25th 10am at the church

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JANUARY 2014- Freezer Meals

Winter Soups for the Crock Pot/ FREEZER MEALS again. Signups will start on Dec 29th, Let Gail know if you haven’t signed up but want to come. We will make these on Jan 25th 10am at the church.

We will pre-cook all ground meat that will be used in these recipes. I bake 5 lb in a 9×13 pan, 350 for 40-50 minutes. I cover with foil, and take out every 15 minutes to crumble. After is it done cooking I drain off fat but do not rinse the meat so it retains all it’s flavor. Then I bag in sandwich zip bags. I have done this for years. Usually this cuts dinner prep by 1/2 the time when cooking for my family.

http://simplyfrugallifestyle.blogspot.com/2012/05/time-is-money-cooking-ground-beef-fast.html?m=1

Sweet Potato Curry- Serves 4-6   $6.80

Can serve this over rice or eat as a soup. Ingredient list: Onion, Garlic, curry powder, ground ginger, cayenne pepper, sweet potato, peas, coconut milk, chicken broth.

http://shaanthz.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/a-fine-cooking-achievement/

Taco Soup– serves 6   $8.55

You can choose to make this with ground beef or turkey. Ingredient list: meat, onion, chili beans, corn, tomato sauce, rotel diced tomatoes, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning.

http://www.sidetrackedsarah.com/2011/10/taco-soup-freezer-to-crockpot/

Chicken Tortilla Soup– serves 6   $7.50

Serve this with grated cheese and crushed tortilla chips. Ingredient list: chicken breasts, corn, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, onion, bell pepper, diced chilies, garlic, chili powder, s&p.

http://www.bakedbyrachel.com/2012/09/slow-cooker-chicken-tortilla-soup/

Potato Soup– serves 4-6   $5.15

Stir in your own cream cheese at the end of cooking. Ingredient list: frozen hash browns, onion, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, pepper.

http://nothinbutcrazylove.com/

Potato, Corn, Bacon Chowder– serves 6   $7.40

Ingredient list: corn, cream corn, frozen hash browns, evaporated milk, onion, bacon, salt, Worcestershire sauce, pepper

http://www.jenncooks.com/2009/02/09/potato-and-double-corn-chowder/

Pasta Fagioli– serves 4-6   $5.45

Can choose to use ground beef, turkey or sausage in this soup. Ingredient list: meat, onion, carrots, celery, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, great northern beans, beef broth, marinara sauce, italian seasoning, tabasco, s&p, elbow macaroni.

I only used 1/2 this recipe:

http://www.sidetrackedsarah.com/2011/10/slow-cooker-pasta-fagiola-freezer-to-crockpot-series/