Thursday, October 30, 2008

October Meal Preps

Stromboli (4 halves) Bake from frozen like a pizza.
Four-Cheese Mac & Cheese (1 bag+bag of parmesan) Thaw and reheat.
Magic Meat (3 bags, 2 cups meat each) You have options--see the recipe link.

Autumn Bean Soup (1 container) Thaw and reheat. You may want to add additional spice or a can of diced tomatoes.
Spaghetti Pie (1-9x13 or 2-8x8) Bake at 350 until bubbly, about 35-40 minutes from thawed. Add an hour to baking time if you don't thaw.
Loaded Baked Potato Soup (1 container) Thaw and reheat. Stir and may need to add milk. Top with additional cheddar, bacon, green onions and sour cream if desired.
Lemon-Glazed Chicken See recipe. Saute chicken breasts in butter, add sauce and simmer.
Black Bean Burritos (1 pan+1 bag cheese) Top with cheese. Bake at 350 (covered?) until bubbly. Can bake from frozen.

Barbecue Beef & Beer Chili (1 container) Thaw and reheat.
Savory Beef & Mushroom Pie (1 pie) Thaw, cover with foil and bake at 375 for 35 min.
Chicken Cakes with Creole Sauce (1 bag+1 bag sauce) Saute cakes in butter until done. To the contents of the sauce bag, add 1/2 cup mayo and 1/2 cup sour cream.

BBQ Pulled Pork (1 container) Thaw and reheat.
Split Pea Soup (1 container+1 small container) Thaw and reheat.
Mango-Cranberry Chicken (2 bags) Thaw, simmer in skillet. Serve over rice or noodles (Asian flavors).

Hot Ham & Colby Sandwiches (1 bag, 12 sandwiches) Thaw and bake in foil 6-10 min. at 350. From frozen, bake 30 min.
Red Beans & Rice (2 containers) Thaw and reheat. Serve over brown rice.
Big O Beef (1 bag) Thaw and reheat. Serving suggestions: on toasted hoagie with provolone and sauteed onions; over mashed potatoes.

Pumpkin Sausage Pasta (1 bag) Thaw and reheat. Cook 1 lb. penne and toss in sauce.
Creamy Garlic Shrimp (1 bag) Thaw and reheat. Cook 1 lb. penne and toss in sauce. Add milk if it separates.
Crockpot Maple Chicken Breasts Thaw and dump in crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes (1 bag, six halves) Bake at 425 until potatoes are heated through and nuts are toasted, 8 min. from thawed.

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