Menu Plan Monday - Bonnie - 10 August 2009

Menu Plan Monday is hosted by Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie.



Remember how last week I said I was going to "make a huge batch tomorrow night so there is plenty to freeze to have on hand for those nights when I need to pull something out of the freezer quickly. I think I will try to make one meal like this each week to keep the freezer stocked with easy to re-heat home cooked meals ..." I was talking about spaghetti sauce and I did. We have four dinners worth of sauce frozen ! Then last night, I double a lasagna recipe and we now have four lasagna dinners and four lasagna lunches frozen !! I'm so excited about this !

Do you have any recipes that freeze really well ?? I'd love for you to leave a comment with a link so I can get some ideas for what to fill the freezer with. Rory is even talking about a deep freezer now ...

Here's this week's menu.

Monday
Trying a new Ratouille with Crusty Bread on the side. I'm going to serve it on quinoa ...
I want to try Khrista's one next ...

Tuesday
Zucchini Pie with salad from our garden

Wednesday
Cabbage/Polish Sausage
Will serve on rice or mashed potatoes

Thursday
Spaghetti ~ from the freezer

Friday
Funky Lime Pizza

Saturday
ooops ... haven't planned for Saturday

Sunday
or Sunday either ...

6 comments:

Melissa said...

I found your blog through the Orgjunkie post.

Here are a few links to freezer meals we have done and enjoyed:

Taco rice - http://freezerswap.blogspot.com/2009/04/chicken-taco-rice.html

Parsley parmesan chicken - http://whatsonmymenu.blogspot.com/2009/05/parsley-parmesan-chicken-freezer-meal.html

Teriyaki chicken - (super easy) http://whatsonmymenu.blogspot.com/2009/02/teriyaki-chicken-freezer-meal.html

Three chese baked spaghetti - http://www.tammysrecipes.com/three_cheese_baked_spaghetti

SusannRomy said...

I have good experiences freezing down chili con carne. Might even taste better defrosted than freshly prepared. I find it somehow spicier, more flavorful.

ToyLady said...

Your lime pizza looks . . . fascinating! We do pizza night every Friday, and, while my husband is attached to the tried-and-true "pepperoni and lots of cheese" model, I love trying new and different things on mine! (That, and it drives him nuts - a girl's gotta have some fun!)

As for freezer meals, you're right in that they make our lives SO much easier! This week, we're having a dinner guest, and we'll just pull some jambalaya from the freezer - all we need is to heat it and stir into fresh rice, maybe a salad or some greens on the side - it's so easy, and SO tasty!

http://darksideofthefridge.wordpress.com/2009/02/24/i-feel-fat-tuesday/

Savings Ninja said...

I just put a bunch of meals in the freezer this weekend (ground beef was on sale big time) - here's what I did: http://savingsninja.blogspot.com/2009/08/ground-beef-freezer-fest.html

Khrista said...

Smitten Kitchen's Ratatouille looks really good! I'll have to try that one!
The Zucchini Pie was good! I used smoked cheddar and smoked gouda instead of the provolone when I made it.
And I LOVE that funky lime pizza! Might have to make that again this week! Dave even enjoyed two pieces! He is usually a stickler for his fave...meat with extra meat! ha!

Martha said...

In addition to spaghetti sauce and meatballs I make large batches of pulled pork and big batches of chili - all freeze great. I also cook and freeze bags of chicken and ground beef to have on hand for quick recipes.

I posted my menus for the month, including several recipe links here...
http://meandering-martha.blogspot.com/2009/08/menu-plan-monday.html

And when you have some time come over to read my rather lengthy entry about meal planning, shortcuts, meal stretching, freezer meals, etc. here...
http://meandering-martha.blogspot.com/2009/08/lets-talk-food.html

Have a great weekend!