With summer upon us and grilling and salad season in full force, I challenged myself to create a menu plan for Freezer Cooking Day which include zero casseroles. I also am short on time this weekend and ended up with only a 2-hour time slot with which to cook.
::The No-Casserole, Two-Hour Freezer Cooking Day Recipe List::
–Barbecued Beef x 4 (recipe coming)
—Southwest Roll-ups x 4
—Marinated Chicken x 3
–Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes (recipe coming)
–Cooked bacon for BLT sandwiches and salads (enough for 3 meals)
–Cooked and chopped chicken for Homemade Pizza and Chicken Pasta Salad (enough for 4 meals — 2 of each)
And here’s my plan — maybe a little ambitious to accomplish in two hours. But it seems doable on paper, at least!
::The No-Casserole, Two-Hour Master Freezer Cooking Day Plan::
–Set out meat and milk from freezer tonight (to thaw).
–Start beef in crock pot (5 minutes)
–Grind flour (5 minutes)
–Cook bacon and chicken (5 minutes)
–Make chocolate chip pancakes batter (5 minutes)
–While pancakes are cooking, clean up kitchen (10 minutes)
–Continue cooking pancakes and mix chicken and marinade in freezer bags (5 minutes)
–Make fruit cups (15 minutes)
–Chop chicken (10 minutes)
–Make Southwest roll-ups (10 minutes)
–Bag everything and put in freezer (10 minutes)
–Clean up kitchen (20 minutes)
If all goes exactly according to plan, I’ll have 18 meals (or parts of meals) in the freezer, plus fruit cups and pancakes. Stay tuned on Monday for the full report including pictures and recipes.
Are you participating in the May Freezer Cooking Day Event? If so, post about your cooking plan on your blog and then come back here and leave your direct link below so we can all be inspired! Please note: links which do not link directly to your freezer cooking post or which do not contain your freezer cooking plan will be deleted.