I finally did some more freezer cooking yesterday — and it felt so good! I first froze a bunch of too ripe bananas to use in smoothies and banana bread.
Then I baked some chicken to chop and freeze for homemade pizza and chicken casseroles.
This little guy loved helping me make breakfast cookies.
Of course, I didn’t follow the recipe exactly… what’s new?! 🙂
But I was super happy with how they turned out — see the tweaked recipe here.
I also made some 5 Star Cheeseburger Casseroles to freeze (and yes, those are peas you see peeking out from under the cheese — I threw them into the mix since I had some leftover in the fridge!)
Do you cook the chicken frozen? If so can you tell me how?
Sharla @ Slacker Saver says
I froze some bananas the other day, too. Mine were super ripe, so I mashed them a little in a bag to make banana bread some day when it’s cool enough to turn on my oven.
How long do you bake the casserole if it’s frozen?
Just thaw and then bake normally.
Katy K says
Could you tell me about your experience freezing bananas? I see you left them whole here; any suggestions?
I’ve done them whole and chopped — both work well.
Do you bake the casserole before freezing?
Martha Artyomenko says
How did you freeze the 5 Star cheeseburger casserole? In a casserole dish?
I froze it in a casserole dish.
I made the 5 star cheeseburger casserole last week. I’d love to know if you thought yours was a little dry or if it was fine. I felt like it needed something else, just not sure what. I’ve started trying to plan ahead for school and have muffins and such in the freezer.
I had a value pack of boneless skinless chicken breasts ($1.79/lb) and a value pack of ground beef ($1.99/lb) that I needed to do something with today. With 5 pounds of ground beef I made 30 meatballs, 4 regular size hamburgers, 4 slider size hamburgers and 12 meatloaf cups. We ate the meatloaf tonight and the rest is in the freezer! The chicken was really big so I butterflied 3 of the breasts and froze them to make chicken cutlet sandwiches. Two others were put in bags with marinade and one pound was cut up to cook and use later. Took a little over an hour as the baby woke up from his nap while I was in the middle of it and needed his snack! Love your recipes and posts which help me remember I need to be better about keeping food in the freezer now that school has started again.