Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April Freezer Meals Part 4

This is the fourth and last post about our recent Freezer Cooking Day.  My other sister and I made 80 meals together in one day!  We got up early and worked hard all day.  Now we can have a stress free, no mess, dinner hour.  Here is more of what we made!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
1 5-6 oz. package ham, chopped
12 chicken breast halves
12 slices swiss cheese (we used american)
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup

Layer ham, cheese, and meat. 

Mix sour cream and soup and pour over.  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees until done.  Serves 12.

Like any other recipe, you can change and improvise to suit what you have and to cut expense.  With this one, we used American cheese instead of Swiss.  I had a lot of chicken thighs, so I used that and my sister used the Chicken Breasts.  We also weren't sure about the amounts, so we took the recipe times two.  Then layered the bottom of our pans with ham ( used 1/2 lb per pan), layered the cheese, and put the amount of chicken we thought we would eat for a meal on the next layer.  We used 1/2 can of soup mixed with sour cream on top.  I made 4 pans for a family of five.

Mashed Potatoes
This is one we do every time.  We did 3 times the recipe.  We usually make more, but I ran out of potatoes. Go here for the recipe.

Cheeseburger Soup
1/2 lb. hamburger
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon parley flakes
4 tablespoons butter, divided
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups (1 3/4 lb) diced potatoes
1/4 cup flour
8 oz (2 cups) American Cheese
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4-1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup sour cream
Brown burger, and set aside.  Saute onion, carrots, celery, basil, and parsley in 1 tablespoon butter about 10 minutes.  Add broth, potatoes, and beef.  Cook til tender.  Make white sauce with rest of butter, flour, and milk.  Add to soup.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes.  Add cheese, milk, salt, and pepper.  Cook til cheese melts.  Remove from heat.  Blend in sour cream. 

This is supposed to be 8 servings and make 2 1/4 quarts.  

We added extra potatoes to make it thicker and to stretch it.  We made 4 times the recipe.

What do you think of Freezer Cooking?  Have I convinced you to try it?  Let me know what you have cooked up for the freezer!

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