Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Cooking

B and I planned for weeks now to do a cooking marathon to fill her freezer.  She wanted to get some meals stored in preparation for the arrival of the baby and I said I would help.  We decided to hit the grocery store early to beat the church crowd and came home with all of this. 

Her plan was chicken enchiladas, beef enchiladas, 3-way (our special recipe), breakfast burritos, and bathtub chicken.  She had recipes but we hardly used them and definitely didn't measure but we cooked and cooked!

breakfast burritos...
scrambled eggs, green onions, black beans, salsa, cheddar cheese and tortillas...

bathtub chicken - spaghetti, chicken, cheese, onion, green pepper, cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth...(I always used Velveeta cheese and red pimentos)

3-way:  ground beef, browned, tomato sauce, canned diced tomatoes, canned pinto beans, chilli seasoning - my kids grew up on the stuff

chicken and beef enchiladas -

chicken, enchilada sauce, cheese, green onion, tortilla, cream (brushed on inside of tortilla)
beef, enchilada sauce, cheese, green onion, tortilla

I know that is kind of a brief explanation of the ingredients but really it was that simple.  All of the stuff freezes and the casseroles you thaw and reheat at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  The 3-way you microwave thaw and re-heat or you can thaw and put in pan to reheat.  This picture shows the haul she made off with for her deep freeze.  Prepared she is for the birth!

Oh my aching feet!


Beryl said...

How fun - that Bathtub Chicken looks like the dish someone brings to Stamp Club that I just can't get enough of.

Nolita said...

Yummy! You are a good mom to slave away all day getting meals prepared ahead of time for your daughter. I am thinking about marathon cooking for this Fall when we will be so busy with everything that we will be tempted to eat out way more often than is good for us (physically and budget-wise). I love having go-to stuff to toss in the oven. Have you made Pioneer Woman's lasagna? I usually make 2, 1 for dinner and 1 to freeze when I good!