Frugal Mondays for the freezer

Frugal Mondays: using basic foods helps save money

Two weeks ago I talked about the 2 new homemade mixes I’m trying in an effort to be more frugal and to work toward healthier choices. This week I get to try the taco seasoning in my taco soup (I had just a bit of my old store bought stuff and used it last week). . . . →Read More:

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Faithful Freezer Friday

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This week I was able to double 2 1 meal for the freezer! I made a huge batch of meatballs and spaghetti and 1/2 went into the freezer for lunches all week and onto our pizza last night and I made chicken cordon bleu casserole which is a recipe that actually doubles. So one . . . →Read More:

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My dad was a great cook!

My dad was a great cook! My mother was absolutely DREADFUL in the kitchen! She got better over time, but she had no flare for discovery, invention and no sense of why baking soda was NOT a good substitute for baking powder in a pancake recipe! My father taught me to cook. He would come . . . →Read More:

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New Recipe...chicken cordon bleu casserole

From my friend Laurie at Laurie’s Kitchen (re-posted with permission). She posted this on her blog the other day and it sounded so good I HAD to try it!! Well, it was a MAJOR hit! Kevin really likes moist food, and this was a moist and tender casserole. And it smelled WONDERFUL in the house!!! . . . →Read More:

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Cowboy Bake

Cowboy Bake 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 2 T olive oil 1 lb chicken breast, cubed 1 10.oz can tomatoes 1 C frozen corn kernels pinch of chili powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 C of your favorite cheese, grated. For topping: 1 8.5oz package of corn muffin mix Preheat oven to 350. . . . →Read More:

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Recipes for the freezer – marinate

These are all from my friend Jen Here is a ton of recipes to marinate/freeze — I use the same cooking instructions for them all. This is what I do: Crockpot – high 3 hours – low all day Grill – 7-9 mins per side Oven 350 for about an hour. I use my meat . . . →Read More:

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Recipe for freezer meals – chicken enchiladas

CHICKEN ENCHILADAS 2 c diced chicken (or turkey) 2 cans cream of chicken soup (I prefer it not so rich, so I use 1 can soup and 1 can milk) 8 oz sour cream 1 sm can green chilies 1/2 t salt 1 clove garlic, minced 1 doz small flour tortillas (heated and soft) 3 . . . →Read More:

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Recipe for freezer meals – shepherds pie

2# ground beef 4# potatoes (cooked and mashed or 3 c hot mashed potatoes from instant) 1 med onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1/2 t salt 1/4 t pepper 2 (16 oz) can kernel corn 2 can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 c milk 1 c grated cheddar cheese (or 9-10 American cheese slices) . . . →Read More:

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Recipe for freezer meals – scalloped potatoes & ham

SCALLOPED POTATOES & HAM 6 med potatoes, peeled & sliced 1/4 c chopped onion 2 c diced cooked ham 3 T marg/butter 3 T flour 1 t salt 1/4 t pepper 1 T marg 2 1/2 c milk 1 c shredded cheese -Place sliced potatoes in greased 9X13 pan -Add ham and onion -Make white . . . →Read More:

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