I like meals that are super easy and quick to put together. A couple of the meals I made for Freezer Cooking Day are Lasagna and Chicken Noodle Soup. There are recipes galore for these two dishes that are much fancier than mine. Here are my two throw it together and walk away meals.
2-3 cups of Mozzarella Cheese ($0.75)
1 Box Lasagna Noodles (FREE)
1 ½ lb (or so) of Ground Beef or Ground Turkey-Cooked (~$2.50)
2 (26oz) Jar’s of Pasta Sauce ($0.50? each)
1 Pack Mushrooms- Sliced ($0.98)
1 Medium Onion-Diced
2-3 Cloves Garlic-Minced
½ tsp Oregano (or to taste)
½ tsp Basil (or to taste)
I add all the ingredients to my crock pot and cook on low for approx. 4-6 hours
Prep 2 smaller baking dishes or 1 large dish
Cook noodles according to package directions,
Layer noodles, sauce mixture and cheese, repeat
Cook at 350 degrees for approx 20 min or until cheese is melted.
Lasagna always tastes better to me the second day
**If you plan to freeze, skip the baking step. Increase cooking time after thawing.
**I use whatever pasta sauce I’ve pickup on sale and whatever spices happen to be around-this time I used Hunts Garlic and Onion Canned Sauce
Chicken Stock-I use homemade stock
Chicken Bouillon Cubes
Other Veggies (optional)
Noodles, Rice or Orzo Pasta
This is a throw in what you have on hand soup. I don’t have amounts listed because it’s all dependant on how much soup you want to make. Plus I don’t measure anything, I just dump and taste.
I had a frozen medley of veggies that included peas, corn, green beans and carrots. I chopped up onion, celery and garlic and used a few handfuls of crock pot chicken.
Add your noodles or rice near the end of the cook time. You can simmer a couple hours or all day.
We served with homemade banana bread (w/ a few chocolate chips on top for