Friday, May 17, 2013

Freezer Friday....

I have been out of the freezer loop for various reasons, but I have been waiting for the day when I could get back to it.  The freezer was looking mighty empty.  This morning I spent some time filling it up just  a little bit.
 First, I got out my Crockin Girls cookbook to make up two batches of Zesty BBQ Chicken.  They were not sideways like that on my counter by the way. 
 As The Pioneer Woman would say, The Cast Of Characters.  Aldi had their BBQ sauce for 79 cents yesterday so I bought four.  I also made up some Italian dressing in the mason jar.  So yum.
 The zesty sauce all mixed together.  Oh look, there is Abbie in the background doing her schoolwork.
 I made two of these and one went directly into the crockpot for tonight's supper.
 Then I began on the Spaghetti Sauce. I had two pounds of ground beef and the sauce pictured above.  The goal was to see how far I could stretch it with all these yummy veggies.  I ended up using three carrots, three bell peppers, and one container of mushrooms.  And two onions.
 I used my new skillet which hello baby, I love.  You can cook about 10 pounds of meat in there at one time.  I am trying to think of a good name for her-I'm thinking Audrey-a true beauty.  I hope the other appliances don't get jealous and quit working for me.
 This is my old workhorse Angie.  She worked for my grandmother and this baby can get the job done. 
 I had two pounds of beef I wanted to use for taco meat, but first I had to make up some seasoning.  Super easy to do. 

 The veggies and sauce simmering.  It smelled really good in my kitchen today.
The grand tally-three meals of spaghetti sauce, two meals of tacos (we had one for lunch), and two Zesty Chicken meals.  I also made the Taco Seasoning which will last us for about three months and there is enough Italian dressing to make Italian potatoes sometime this weekend.


  1. Maybe I would want to cook more if I named my appliances...

  2. That sauce looks delicious! I love how you use all those appliances and get it done quickly! Freezer cooking is a great time saver! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

  3. Do tell about your Italian potatoes!
    Glad you had such a productive day=)

    1. Janet-I just made that name up. Its just cut up chunks to potatoes with onions, and then pour the dressing over them. Bake in the oven until done.

      Oh, I looked at our ALDI and no strawberries-at all. Super sad.