We will be using more of the freezer cooking that I did in my menu plan this week. There are a couple repeats we didn't get to last week because I think we ate manicotti for three days. I need to use smaller pans the next time I do my freezer cooking. We had too much for us but we did not want to waste it.
I am finally starting to have a plan for longer term food storage. Obviously I can and try to freeze a year's worth of vegetables (corn, green beans) and some fruit as well, but I want to do more so I thought I would buy one thing each time I go grocery shopping that would store well. This last time I went to Sam's Club and bought 10 lbs. of pinto beans for about $6.00. I have canned these before but I plan to have more on hand to can later in the winter. I also have a good storage of wheat berries thanks to my grain mill deal. I think next on my list will be white rice. We still need to eat if there is a world crisis or just if my husband gets laid off. Hey, I'm not paranoid but I plan to be prepared just in case.
Now onto my menu, as usual I keep breakfast and lunches simple. We eat the same thing week after week for breakfast and lunch and we have not died of boredom yet.
- Scrambled Eggs, turkey bacon and peaches
- Blender Batter Waffles
- Smoothies - made with frozen fruit (peaches, blueberries, strawberries), water and honey and toast
- Giant Breakfast Cookies and peaches
- Cereal and milk
- Homemade Uncrustables (using homemade bread and strawberry jam), carrots and applesauce
- Freezer brown bag burritos, corn and apples
- Turkey (or chicken), bacon, spinach wraps and fruit (whatever fruit we have in the house)
- Sticky Chicken in the Slow Cooker, baked potatoes, steamed broccoli (didn't have this last week)
- Penne Alfredo with bacon and broccoli and garlic bread
- Zesty BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken, buns, green beans and peaches
- Pizza, Easy whole wheat breadsticks, Spinach Salad and strawberry slushies
- Teriyaki Pork Chops and veggie fried Rice
- Leftover Buffet
- And do any of you wonder how well all of my freezer cooking food reheats? I wonder if you wonder that. Well, here is a picture of last week's manicotti and garlic bread. It reheated wonderfully. I had never tried freezing my Artisan bread in 5 minutes a Day bread before and it does very well! I will keep you posted on how the potatoes do.
What's cooking at your house this week?